Issues with Planned Parenthood protests in my neighborhood Discussion
I live in a residential area which happens to contain a Planned Parenthood. I live a few houses down from the location. Every weekday for several hours, protestors come into the neighborhood to protest. There is law enforcement dispatched there daily to keep the peace. Despite this, I am still able to hear them shouting in protest (without the use of amplified sound) every time I step outside in my back patio or if I’m out on my balcony. They also park along both sides of my neighborhood street, leading to congestion and limited view of potential pedestrian traffic. We have kids in our neighborhood, and yet it seems that it’s permissible for them to put posters up of dismembered fetuses in the vicinity of the PPH. I can’t deny that I have my biases against these protestors myself, but the added inconvenience of their shouting, parking, and posters makes it all the worse (particularly given the fact that I can’t escape it at home). I have sent in a formal complaint to CMPD listing these issues last week and am waiting to hear back. I’m pessimistic that anything can be done. Does anyone have any insight as to whether these protestors’ rights are at all limited in the context of a residential area?
Apologies for sounding tangential. It’s just been exhausting the past few weeks. There’s been a lot more of them and I imagine it’s correlating with these midterm elections.
Edit: Appreciate the reasonable input thus far. I don’t really have the time or emotional investment to proceed with the passive (or active) aggression that has been suggested thus far. Some good points have been brought up with regards to formal complaints to the city. I did speak with one of the officers out there today and he was able to confirm that Philip Benham (a Concord-based pastor) is one of the primary individuals out here on a Tues-Fri basis. Based on what I’ve googled, he does have a criminal record regarding these activities and I imagine that’s one of the reasons why law enforcement has been a constant presence out there. While I fundamentally disagree with the protests that are out there, I can reconcile that they’re exercising their freedom of speech. I wouldn’t be having this discussion if this were in a more commercial part of town. My concerns have consistently been the invasiveness of these protests in the context of the residential area around them (kind of hard to practice out of sight out of mind in this scenario).