In a post that perhaps my siblings but not my father can appreciate (since they complained that I don’t have enough pictures here), a man was cited for rocking out to John Denver. From Lowering the Bar:
According to the report, Officer Ryan Williams pounded on the man’s door and, while doing so, “recognized the songs of the late singer John Denver.” The man did not answer the door until the officer called him by name after talking to one of his neighbors. When Williams asked the man why the music was so loud, he responded that he was just “rocking out.”
I know I just got done criticizing a judge for ordering searches and seizures based only “on a hunch,” but I think this is different. If someone tells police he is “rocking out” to John Denver music, that alone should be probable cause to search him and his apartment, and possibly his car and all his friends too. Because something just isn’t right there.
If subjecting the neighbors to John Denver music is worth a visit by the police, then it’s possible that my parents subjected me cruel and unusual punishment for years.