One Colorado Judge forces violators of noise ordinances to listen to what one could consider an audible version of water boarding, yes I am talking about Barry Manilow. The Humanity!
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”
“These people should have to listen to music they don’t like,” said Judge Paul Sacco for a segment about the program that aired Friday on Denver’s KUSA-TV.
Sacco began the program years ago when he noticed that many of the repeat offenders simply showed up at his courtroom to pay their fine with cash.
One example of this was a teenage garage band who when police received complaints of them playing music too loud and too late were forced listen to Manilow. Now if that isn’t torture I don’t know what is. Ok, I know what is, but this defiantly has to be painful. Anyway it would be entertaining to watch the video of these boys listening to Manilow, Video with the sound off that is!