Should police officers use a decibel meter to determine if parties are too loud?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 18, 2006
“I’d say that a decibel meter would be the only fair way to do it, but they should still give them a warning first.”
“No, that sounds stupid. It should depend upon the neighborhood that the party is in. They shouldn’t use the same standards for the student ghetto as they do for Alvamar.”
“That would help enforce more tickets, but I don’t think it will prevent people from having loud parties. The police will just write more tickets and make more money.”
“I think that would be a good idea, because otherwise it just depends on the officer’s interpretation. It would be more accurate to use the meter.”