“The people who make noise calm down for a few days and return with the noise because there is no sanction, just talk. … Lawbreakers are persistent in breaking the law; thus, the authorities must be persistent in implementing the law. Sometimes I see authorities’ vehicles pass vehicles or houses with loud music without taking any action until someone calls and reports it. When there is [loud] music during the day, the law-enforcement agencies occasionally take no action because many assume that noise is only an issue late at night.”
— Self-identified Latino resident of public housing in Hartford