posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 07:00 PM
reply to post by Hessling
Got to your thread a little after initial interest and will admit I have not read every page. I am looking at the situation and to me it appears to
definitely be a case of one individual twisting the legalese (legally recognised meta language/words) to suit his own agenda.
Has anyone noted that he was trespassing? He was on his neighbours property (driveway) without an invitation. He was in contact with the Police who
should have instructed him to leave the property and to wait inside his own house for Police to arrive - if he was truly frightened for his life?
Let's look at the fact he was armed when no one else was armed - except the Police - who were not yet present.
The neighbour may not have realised how loud the music was - given that not everyone is acquainted with the physics and audio dynamics in every single
situation ( ie; how sound travels in a variety of settings.) Also the bloke with the gun did not give the Police the opportunity to advise the
neighbour of the noise disturbance complaint.
As for the emergency service personnel on the other end of the phone - I thought they were employed and trained to help save lives - not assist people
to twist legal applications to suit their own perspective. The emergency personnel should have assessed the situation and - again I say - told him to
stay inside his OWN house/property until the Police arrived. He was armed and inside his own house he probably has a justified right to defend himself
- if he was truly in fear of his life.
Lastly - as a former officer in Australia - when it comes to noise disturbance there are legally recognised methods to manage the situation. Firstly
there are time zones for people to make noise - such as noisy road works/ building/parties - its all noise and its all the same. Secondly - when it
comes to parties that become a bit too noisy and extend beyond the recognised time limits - a warning from the Police will usually settle a party down
and a second visit will bring a notice to shut the party down before legal action is taken. It is rare for people at parties to disagree with a Police
Officer who is articulate and peaceful and speaks to people like they are human beings - just having a party.
Let's face it no one deserves to be killed because they were enjoying some music - even if it was a little too loud for the neighbours. There's a
lot worse a human being could do than turn the volume up on the stereo. I hope the man who feared for his life - why he was afraid will be interesting
to listen to in court - will not be afraid of what will happen when the truth emerges for all to see.
Much Peace...to anyone who has enjoyed their music loud - because sometimes - it is good to lose yourself in the music instead of the horrors that
confront us daily in the news...