Friday, August 29, 2008

Gorki Is Freed

Black Sheep of Exile is reporting that Gorki was fined $600 and released.

We are also delighted to be able to report that Black Sheep of Exile is again open to the public. No one has closer ties to or is better informed about "Porno Para Ricardo" than Charlie Bravo, who is like a second father to its members. Well, big brother, anyway.

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5 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

Well, there's a joke in the band, Manuel. Gorki is known as el Viejo.... and I am known as el Viejisimo.
Thanks for your support, without the support of all of you, this would not be real now. The pressure that all of us put on the tyranny worked. Let's learn the lesson now.

Vana said...

YEAH FREE!!! thank God, Gorki is too notorious now I don't think he will ne re arrested, this is great news, cause for celebration, will have to go out and get a bottle of champagne!! I'm delighted!!

Anonymous said...

$28 fine!

You all said he would get 4 years.

Viva La China!

Centurion said...

http://www.martinoticias.com/media/audio/S-012_080829.wma

Walter Lippmann said...

By the way, it's wroth noting that Gorki was convicted, and paid a fine, for making too much noise at his house. And noise pollution really IS a problem in Cuba.

Here's what Granma newspaper said about the noise problem, well before Gorki was arrested:

GRANMA
Havana, Tuesday August 19, 2008. Year 12 / Number 231

Who Puts An End To The Noise?
Lourdes Pérez Navarro 4.
lourdes.p@granma.cip.cu

http://www.walterlippmann.com/docs2136.html
A CubaNews translation by Odilia Galván Rodríguez.
Edited by Walter Lippmann.

An environmental study conducted in 1989 in residential areas of Havana, considered noise to be one of the factors most affecting the population, both at home and at work. Two decades later, this element remains a pollutant causing personal injury, and social and economic harm.

In Cuba, there are laws governing labor, the environment, roads and transit, and rules related to noise, its impact, measurement and control. But how do we curb noise pollution?

The problem transcends the bad habits of coexistence - like putting music on at a volume that the entire neighborhood can hear, or loud talking, using full lung power – including sound effects, regardless of schedules, just to give a few examples. The situation is aggravated by the impunity of offenders and by the "laissez-faire" or "let live" attitude of the institutions who are responsible for keeping the loud noises at bay.

Often many Granma readers let their concerns regarding this subject be known to us. The recurring question is: what to do, where to go to stop the sonic aggression?

GRANMA
Havana, Tuesday August 19, 2008. Year 12 / Number 231

Who Puts An End To The Noise?
Lourdes Pérez Navarro 4.
lourdes.p@granma.cip.cu

http://www.walterlippmann.com/docs2136.html
A CubaNews translation by Odilia Galván Rodríguez.
Edited by Walter Lippmann.

An environmental study conducted in 1989 in residential areas of Havana, considered noise to be one of the factors most affecting the population, both at home and at work. Two decades later, this element remains a pollutant causing personal injury, and social and economic harm.

In Cuba, there are laws governing labor, the environment, roads and transit, and rules related to noise, its impact, measurement and control. But how do we curb noise pollution?

The problem transcends the bad habits of coexistence - like putting music on at a volume that the entire neighborhood can hear, or loud talking, using full lung power – including sound effects, regardless of schedules, just to give a few examples. The situation is aggravated by the impunity of offenders and by the "laissez-faire" or "let live" attitude of the institutions who are responsible for keeping the loud noises at bay.

Often many Granma readers let their concerns regarding this subject be known to us. The recurring question is: what to do, where to go to stop the sonic aggression?

Activate existing mechanisms

The Public Health Act provides that the Public Health [Department] is who must control sanitary health conditions and therefore the municipal offices of Hygiene and Epidemiology are responsible for inspecting and handling complaints from people about noise.

In August 1999, the Council of the Provincial Administration of the Assembly of People's Power of the capital, adopted a regulation to control noise in residential areas of Havana. There it was established what the maximum allowable levels of noise at night and during daytime schedules should be in housing and social facilities.

Moreover, this regulation provides, that in the case of fixed housing developments, affected by noise pollution or not, in order to perform any type of modification which introduces or amends a noise source, the approval of the following departments is required: Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Provincial Health Directorate (DPS), Architecture and Urbanism, and the Delegation of Science, Technology and Environment (CITM).

If any citizen or entity violates the provisions, injured parties may complain to the person in charge of those generating such noise. If not satisfied with the response, they may then go to the municipal level of Hygiene and Epidemiology, and in exceptional cases of disagreement, seek review before the Provincial Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of the DPS or at the Delegation of CITM.

When noise levels emitted by a legal entity violate the maximum limits allowed, specialists of Health or Environment may take different measures, including fines, cessation of activities and temporary or permanent suspension of licenses. If the entity responsible does not solve the problem within the stipulated time limit for doing so, they must then answer for an offense of disobedience.

It is the National Revolutionary Police forces job to impose fines on those who disturb the tranquility of their neighbors, especially during evening hours, with the misuse of electronic devices or other unnecessary noises as stipulated in Decree 141/88, of the Contraventions of the Interior Order. If the violations are due to house parties being held after one o'clock in the morning without permission of the competent authority, tenants may be fined and forced to conclude the activity.

Individuals also violate the law, specifically the Code of Roads and Transportation, when they drive with their stereos turned up to a volume, which disturbs – or obstructs the proper concentration of the driver of the vehicle and those who use their horn in populated areas – except in essential situations such as while driving an injured, or gravely ill, person to get medical attention.

READ MORE:
http://www.walterlippmann.com/docs2136.html