As I write this, a Florida jury is deliberating to determine whether Michael Dunn is guilty of murder in the death of Jordan Davis, who was apparently playing really loud rap music.
But there's a case in West Yorkshire in which a verdict has already been reached.
Thankfully, murder is not the issue here. However, 18 year old Thomas Alcock has had his entire record collection seized by a court after his neighbors complained that the noise from Alcock's home was so loud that "it was vibrating the handrails to the stairwell."
So whose music was Alcock blasting? A rapper? A metal maniac?
No, Alcock was blasting...Adele.
I guess she'll be banned now.
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