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Noise violators in Fort Lupton sentenced to listen to Barry Manilow

— 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.  More from the Rocky Mountain News

I’m going out on a limb here, without consulting with our ATAW Commander, and posting seven minutes of Barry Manilow’s “Could it be Magic” – beautiful music or torture?  I’ll let our readers decide.  It COULD be worse, you know.  They could get six hours of continuous ABBA…


November 23, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime | , , , , , ,

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