Union forces residents to listen to sounds of crying baby
Do they have the legal right to do this?
- Duration 5:21
- Date Dec 13, 2012
Do they have the legal right to do this?
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His drive for job.
Or visit Beijing and -- -- Kelly started back in session on the docket today imagine -- hearing that all day.
The sounds of -- crying baby being blasted outside an apartment complex in Philadelphia.
We told you about this yesterday here in America live.
A local electricians union using an iPod and loudspeakers.
To spread the sounds of an infant crying across the apartment complex it's all to protest the use of a nonunion contractor to do electrical work at the building.
Residents say they have nothing against organized labor making a point but not my best.
I know everybody say they got their rights record that's fine but don't we have -- -- -- here this country every day.
The union -- says.
Well actually you don't have those rights.
-- -- -- direct how money that's the move on behalf of Christmas in May be and a Christmas type of guy and I wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a happy new year I want to go to Christmas -- up -- -- -- more.
No we're crying baby told not to -- -- -- Well hope.
What other residents rights can they do anything to stop this could you have that -- you.
Joining me now Mercedes Colin -- a Fox News legal analyst and mark I collection is a former prosecutor now defense attorney.
So he's you know -- he's full of Christmas cheer only mr.
Doherty and he says he's actually gonna stop until you know after the holidays.
And then every -- -- will resume but here's the interesting question.
Does he is he right mark does he have the legal right to play the sound of crying baby outside his apartment building every day all day for as long as he wants to.
-- Fortunately yes he has that right and is coming from a guy who almost stopped playing that I know it's -- -- data.
I think I I thought I always figure plugs on a plane because on the lose the baby lottery they're gonna be right back -- -- Listen.
Your rights and I'm telling you that unfortunately.
Our constitutional rights are there so that we can have the ability to not only.
-- outrageous offensive and annoying speech but unfortunate to have to deal with it that's what the Supreme Court has said and that's we have to put up -- yeah.
-- -- noise ordinance that's that done that doesn't protect these people at all non married.
It right on the head -- -- -- the ordinance that we don't happen here this screaming baby.
In any day in day in day out.
But that's the typically.
No person salt creek -- closet -- that the creation of sound originating from a residential property -- -- noise ordinance those residents and -- and go to court and think.
This is happening now and Christmas loving guy this -- you're creating not hazard for those -- and it.
We're hearing that they in debt -- this -- -- let me tell you that senator glasses aid to get just.
Is there another level of gravitas that -- you intimidated when you see the glasses on and.
Yeah very impressive but -- argument isn't any more compelling but a little -- problem.
I'm -- there are spending big guys actions I think he can accomplish his goal in another way.
But the north -- -- noise ordinance in Philadelphia kicks in after 9 PM.
He's very careful to do this during the day number one and number two at what Mercedes says is true that no one could ever turn their stereos on it and it is obviously a certain amount of hours we are allowed to do market.
Says three -- also there is it -- it actually says in the regulation they let -- bombing that they can play.
And then there's another provision they're active but in that first paragraph there's nothing about time they talk about you know the best candidate that.
OK I let the light at night it doesn't seem like you could just do that mean what -- you do what you can go outside AC DC you could do and in what to what level could you take this market anybody who.
Who has an interview -- senate and the residents fault it's I guess of his enemies foreign -- buildings fall but they can do anything running for president they just have to -- it it is after 8 AM.
No no there's certainly obviously limits I would imagine that they're keeping get right under the sound level that it needs to be kept under.
-- -- -- I don't love it didn't seem really happy with the volume did you see that one lady is really like well Megan let me celebrated hello I'm mark and then -- sure.
The tests cannot.
The in this instance or any instance whether people -- OK with this week whether they're happy with it I mean I you know I was not been circus.
He yeah and shut us down I don't get this ladies out neighbors he's we -- have a darn good.
A barking dog outside your home you can call the police complain about the north only -- when you have how loud music playing at a party and called police and complain about it like -- the intentional baby crying all day doesn't doesn't do.
You're exactly they can't stop that and noted that just -- to get a three passable if nothing loud blaring screaming baby.
And -- producers are only doing it when mark is talking.
But it's certainly confident.
That is really -- please -- in what could be called bank how often and I -- the baited them let you know about a court.
I did it well they stared I'll say that because he believes he's in the legal right as mark says he has and yet he he apparently caught a bit of the Chris this year Mercedes mark thank you both think they both I think vulgar -- that.