(Toledo, OH) Toledo Police interupted a church service at the Upton United Methodist Church Wednesday night and ordered the congregation to lower the volume of their music. The officers notified the church that, after 9 pm, city laws kicked in.
A WTVG-13 video is here .
Full disclosure: I have met the Reverend Pat McKinstry on many occasions, and she is one of the most sincere, decent people I have ever met.
That being said, the idea that police would enter a church service and tell the members to quiet down is mind boggling. Dear TPD: do you think this might have waited until after the service?
Certainly the high volume of "boom" cars thudering through the Upton neighborhood could be a better place for police to focus their attention on noise pollution; I would certainly choose gospel music wafting through the neighborhood as opposed to loud rap or death metal from some idiot's car.