Have you ever disturbed your neighbors? Party in the middle of the night,
The piano playing… The protagonist we are going to talk about today is also a “neighbor who disturbs the people”.
An 83-year-old British man who disturbs people in a way… Play music! He was called to the police by his neighbors and sentenced to prison many times for disturbing people. He died in prison on November 23…
Let’s take a find w out what happened.
The old man’s name is Trena.
On December 17, 2019, the police knocked on the door of Trena’s house for the first time and arrested him for disturbing people.
It turned out that Trainor had always liked to play classical music, but because of the loudness, the neighbor called the police.
At that time, he received a restraining order prohibiting him from playing “any audio above the normal call volume”, that is, more than 65 dB, between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
What is the concept of 65 decibels? The American gentleman checked that the noise of washing machines and sewing machines is 50-80 decibels, the noise of electric fans is 30-65 decibels, and air conditioners and TVs are 70 decibels.
After receiving the ban, what did Trena react? He also continued to play music loudly, so he was directly sued by his neighbors.
How noisy is it? Let the neighbors deal with the court. Let’s listen to the neighbors’ confession in court:
“This [noise] is not once a week, but every day.
“I went out in the morning and stayed until late in the afternoon (I dared to go home) to avoid noise.
The neighbors also showed the videos shot in his living room – loud music can be heard, and people talking.
(Although defense counsel said in court that once when the police were called to Trena’s house, the noise was “considered to be too low for the police to take any measures”.)
So why does Trena play music loudly?
At the time of arrest, Trena said, “I like to listen to music the way I like.”
In court, Trena said that he had a bad cold and “can only listen to the sound with one ear.”
He also told the judge that he took steroids because of his physical condition and could not wear headphones, otherwise he would “irritate his ears”.
Even in court, Trena can only listen to the proceedings if he is equipped with listening equipment.
In February this year, the court sentenced Trena to 24 weeks’ imprisonment for violating the noise restriction order and paid £600 in court fees and £122 in compensation to the neighbor for a victim surcharge.
I thought it was over, but after getting out of prison, Terena appeared in court again this year for the same reason – “play music loudly”!
In response, Trena did not admit the accusation, saying that the accusation was a “malicious lie”.
He also said that he suffered from “potential health problems”.
On November 29, the Daily Mail reported that a prison spokesman announced that Trena, who was in custody, died in the hospital on November 23.
But the spokesman did not confirm what the cause of death was, and said it was a matter of the coroner…
As soon as this incident happened, people talked a lot, and many people expressed sympathy for the elderly:
The Liverpool Echo quoted local citizens.
The man named Susan said:
“This poor man should be treated with ears or psychologically see why he has been breaking restrictions.”
Another citizen said:
“It’s absolutely shameful to put a deaf pensioner in jail, and I hope you’re ashamed of it. He certainly deserves help, not being put in prison.”
On Twitter, some people think that Trainor is too pathetic.
“This poor person may have hearing difficulties and can’t afford hearing aids. It’s cruel to put him in prison like this. My father refused to use hearing aids. He turned up the radio and TV very loudly. Fortunately, we live in a single house and do not disturb others.
Some people think that the neighbors have done it wrong.
“Everyone is blaming the police for their problems, so what about the neighbors who call the police continuously? Maybe he could talk to him (Trena) and provide some help… Isn’t that what neighbors should do?
Of course, some people think that Trena should not disturb the people.
“If he has hearing problems, he will tell the court when he is prosecuted. The neighbor’s life is like his life. He should not disturb others with noise.”
“Age is not an excuse to violate social rules. Before that, social rules had been in operation for quite a long time. Living with people who are disregard of others can be unpleasant and lead to extremely poor quality of life.”
“It has nothing to do with neighbors and police. It’s entirely his own fault.
Some people among the public also say:
“This is not just something that has happened recently. This noise situation has been around for years, but [Trena] doesn’t seem to want to change himself.”
Of course, there are also people who complain that it is an institutional problem.
“It’s also in the UK that you’ll see the murderer and rapist get suspended sentences while the old man goes to jail for playing too loud or not paying for the TV!”
What do you think of this?
Well, anyway, I wish the old man a good journey.