Sunday, November 23, 2008

Why Didn't Texas Think of This?

Noise violatiors in Fort Lupton sentenced to listen to Barry Manilow : Local News : The Rocky Mountain News: "FORT LUPTON — 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 guilty of 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'"

1 comment:

Benjie said...

The Platters lends class. Manilow is just a different generation, but listening to Barney would fall under the category of "Cruel and Unusual Punishment."

This ordinance brings to mind the story from several years ago in which a teacher was put in charge of the after school detention. His requirement for the students who were assigned there was that they sit quietly (no homework or writing necessary) and listen to non-stop Frank Sinatra.