The problem with the police can be blamed on Little Mike. He wasn’t aware of the trouble he caused. And we can’t tell him a thing because he won’t listen to a word; all he does is mouth off… He also comes from a family of trouble-makers:
(Ya gotta read the first parts of this story by starting here!)
His cousin attracted unwanted attention at a USC game in 2007.
His distant relative, Big Bertha, also got her fair share of ugly publicity at yet another USC game this year.
Little Mike so irritated this burly dude we expected a belly bounce at any moment.
Now it was Little Mike’s turn to share the scorn and ire of the LAPD. It wasn’t his fault, really, he just doesn’t know any better.
He just does what he does best: make loud voices louder!
And there lies the rub. At the Hollywood Santa Parade we wanted the crowd to hear us loud and clear.
There was only one problem: What the spectators hear, the police can hear as well. There was nothing illegal about our activities, preaching to a crowd before the parade, it’s just that when you use a sound system, all the focus of law enforcement goes directly to that squeaky wheel.
Step 8: You may not want to use amplification. Straight open air preaching ala Whitefield or Wesley requires fortitude and lungs. You may not reach as many people in one
sitting, standing, but you will also lessen the presence of men with badges…
…which frees them to catch the really bad guys.