Woman Faces Prison Time for Playing Loud Music

@Jshean20 (14362)
Canada
December 26, 2006 8:01pm CST
I was a bit shocked reading this, I can't believe someone would actually get sent to prison for playing their music too loudly. A Japan woman was to recieve a one year prison term for playing her music too loudly but now her sentense has been changed to 20 months. Apparently this woman had "bombarded" her neighbour with loud music for 2.5 years. Do you think this seems like a fair sentense? If not, what do you think her punishment should have been? Source: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20061227a9.html
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@MissGia (955)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Oh my thats some chewed up stuff. No she shouldnt be sent to prison..thats just silly and a waste of the taxpayers money, if thats how they run things in japan..she should have been ticketed.
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@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
thank you
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@kaniam (582)
• India
27 Dec 06
yes
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@chanfrado (1160)
• Portugal
27 Dec 06
Probably she was playing really loud! lol If not, of corse it is unfair!
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@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
thank you
• United States
27 Dec 06
She should be fined, not put into prison.
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@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I agree
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@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
31 Dec 06
I think this is really fair judgement , We should not disturb people with loud music yea , we should spare some thoughts for others always yea
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
30 Dec 06
that is a little hardh, I deal with my neighbors playing loud music all the time but if they play it loud after 10 pm then i call the cops for disturbing the peace but they only get told to turn it down.
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@micheller (1365)
• United States
28 Dec 06
She shouldn't be in prison for it. She should have been given a warning and if didn't listen be put on probation and have some community service to do, but PRISON! That's just ridiculous.
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@bimmer999 (1159)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
wow maybe japanese like peace and quiet.. sucks for her though.. i'd never play music too loud as to disturb my neighbors.. thats just plain irresponsible and insensitive to others.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
yes it's rude..perhaps not rude enough to get thrown in prison though!
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
I hope theres also a law to every country for we can sue those people who does not care of their neighbors.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
2 Jan 07
thank you
@josan181237 (1205)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
i think that's too much. they should have just given her a fine for playing loud music. or confiscated her sound system.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
1 Jan 07
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@padhukr (2267)
• India
27 Dec 06
no idea.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
1 Jan 07
why am I not surprised
• United States
27 Dec 06
They're a little tight over in Japan. They won't serve anyone with visible tattoos in a restaurant! They're pretty uptight and strange when it comes to their 'rules'. It doesn't surprise me at all that playing loud music would bring a prison sentence, but then again if she was doing it out of spite and to annoy... guess I can understand!
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
31 Dec 06
thanks
@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
27 Dec 06
no thats bad she didnt need to go to prison for that only they had to do is call the cops and tell her to turn it down
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
thanks
@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I think it could possibly be fair. If she has been annoying her neighbour for sooo many years, than in fact she has been told a dozen times to stop doing it. I would "assume" the police have given her fines for disrupting her neighbour too. Basically, it sounds like she disrespected not only her neighbour, but the authorities. Also, she may have been finally fined a huge amount of cash for her persistence of playing the music loud and may not have been able to pay it. Thus, a prison sentence is in order.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
thank you
@ae2324 (84)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Thats a bit far fetched. Dont you think the neighbor should have said something first?
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
Acoording to the article, there were attempts to contact her but they failed apparently.
@madonna143 (1739)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
I think that it is not a right sentence. Why did the neighbor not complain sooner about it. I think three to six months would have been much more appropriate.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
thank you
@Lasha73 (48)
• United States
27 Dec 06
20 months jail time for playing you music too loud? That's crazy. She should have gotten a warning or something. If she didn't stop she should have least gotten a month or something of prison time. 20 months isjavascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$btSubmit','') preview response too harsh.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
thanks
• United States
27 Dec 06
what a bunch of hoopla!! I read that and i stil dont undertsand how she INFLICTED INJURY on the neighbor lady..lol..like how? its didnt say anything that how she was harmed..anyways..i think she deff should have been fined, and then take her boombox if that didnt work..and last resort was to make her move..but in jail? its a waste of taxpayers money and time..this was rediculous! lol thanx for sharing
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
thanks for your opinion..I agree with you
• United States
27 Dec 06
all they had to do is get the cops to tell her to stop
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
thank you
@aholtz (106)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I think she should be sent to prision becouse what ever the punishment was for the last 2.5 years did not work maybe now she will stop playing her music so loud.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
thank you
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
27 Dec 06
sending her to prison is a lil too much. if it's just music, is there any profanity in the music? well, if it really creates public nuisance and disturbing the peace, and she didn't heed the neighbors' requests and warnings, i guess fining her would be enough.
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
thanks