Monday, November 24, 2008

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Noise Violators Forced to Listen to Manilow, Barney

This could be harsher than a trip to Club Gitmo.
Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" may begin with the line, "I've been alive forever,"' but for noise ordinance violators, listening to Manilow may feel like forever.

Fort Lupton Municipal Judge Paul Sacco says his novel punishment of forcing noise violators to listen to music they don't like for one hour has cut down on the number of repeat offenders in this northwestern Colorado prairie town.

About four times a year, those who plead guilty to noise ordinance violations are required to sit in a room and listen to music from the likes of Manilow, Barney the Dinosaur, and The Platters' crooning "Only You".
They should try forcing them to sit through repeated airings of that annoying Subway "Five Dollar" commercial as well. That must have aired about 30 times during football yesterday.

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