What Is Worse, The Punishment Or The Crime?

Most of us hate it when while sitting at a stop light we are forced to hear the thumping of a horrible stereo system cranked well past it’s useable volume from the car next to us. A judge in Colorado must have had that happen to him one too many times when he came up with the punishment he doles out to noise ordinance violators that come into his courtroom.

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”

Being forced to listen to Barney or Barry Manilow would certainly be painful enough for me to change my ways…

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