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Officials in Fort Lupton Colorado take an interesting approach with teenagers who play music too loudly.

The members of the rock band Revolving Reverence have big plans. They want platinum albums. They want sold-out shows. They want legions of fans.

On the night 9NEWS visited them, however, all the freshmen in high school wanted was way out of the room they were in.

"You can't fall asleep," Rueben Fuentes says right before letting out a bit of a sigh.

Fort Lupton Police recently caught them and about a dozen or so others residents violating the town's noise ordinance. So as a form of punishment, the town had them sit in a room for an hour and listen to everything from Barry to Barney.

That's Barry Manilow and Barney the Purple Dinosaur in case you're wondering.

"These people should have to listen to music they don't like," said Judge Paul Sacco.

Joanne Jacobs notes there have been few repeat offenders. I wonder why?


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Can't remember where I saw/... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Can't remember where I saw/read it but some convenience store owners that wanted to rid themselves of ne'er-do-wells ne'er-do-welling in front of their stores had some success blaring classical music from concealed speakers.

"So as a form of punishm... (Below threshold)
Paul_In_Houston:

"So as a form of punishment, the town had them sit in a room for an hour and listen to everything from Barry to Barney.

That's Barry Manilow and Barney the Purple Dinosaur in case you're wondering."

NOT Barry Obama and Barney Frank?

Thanks for the clarification.

THAT would have crossed the line into "cruel and unusual".

The other tiptoes right up to it, but would probably pass as allowed under the Constitution (I think).
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Tiny Tim is my weapon of ch... (Below threshold)
Kaz:

Tiny Tim is my weapon of choice for apartment neighbors who blast top-40 at 1 AM.

Where is Dick Turban when y... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Where is Dick Turban when you need him?

"...you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case."

"Tiny Tim is my weapon o... (Below threshold)
Paul_In_Houston:

"Tiny Tim is my weapon of choice"

OMG, the nuclear option.
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I love you . and this is my... (Below threshold)
Abdullah:

I love you . and this is my contect number's 00927124838 / 00923077158552 and plase contect me
I love you so much
and send you'r pictur to my email
thanks a lot

Totally, Abdullah. Total... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Totally, Abdullah. Totally.

(WTF?)

LOL Kaz, Tiny Tim is the ul... (Below threshold)
Amer-I-Can Author Profile Page:

LOL Kaz, Tiny Tim is the ultimate deterrent... He will also chase away stray dogs and small vermin.

Of course the only thing I ... (Below threshold)

Of course the only thing I could do - if I lived there - would be to make a mix tape of Barney and Barry and play it loud enough to violate the noise ordinance just to see what the judge would do to me.

Pussies. I'd do that twice ... (Below threshold)
Pat:

Pussies. I'd do that twice a week if it meant I didn't have to pay fines again and could play shows in my basement regularly.

It makes me wonder how well... (Below threshold)
Dave W.:

It makes me wonder how well it would work on people who have a wide array of musical tastes? Those people do exist, especially people who are members of bands. This "creative" technique has been used quite a bit over the years, and it makes me wonder if it isn't just a bit more hype. it's got people saying "Yeah! stick it to those loud music playing punks". Does it really do anything more than stir up some kind of social warfare mentality similar to the way democrats stir up the class warfare nonsense and "sticking it to the rich"?




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