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Burlington Man is Simply Too Noisy

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A Burlington man found himself in court, defending himself against a noise complaint. On June 30th of 2007, William Costello was outside preaching on the streets of Burlington, Vermont.

Someone decided that Costello’s behavior was inappropriate and called the police. The officer who arrived on the scene noted that Costello’s voice was indeed very loud – at a tone that mirrored shouting or yelling. The officer asked Costello not to stop preaching, but to simply lower his voice. Costello refused and the officer in turn issued him a noise citation.

Costello challenged the case but lost. You simply can’t soundproof the great outdoors and, as such, we have to be respectful of others in public places.