Noise offenders sentenced to Manilow

manilowpointA jude in Colorado’s Fort Lupton Municipal Court either has a good sense of justice or a maliciously vindictive spirit. Get dragged into Judge Paul Sacco’s courtroom for a noise ordinance and you’ll wish you only had a fine to pay.

From Reuters via Yahoo! News:

Judge Paul Sacco said he decided to try something new after noticing that violators brought before his Colorado court for playing their stereos too loudly, or disturbing neighbors with band rehearsals, kept doing it again.

The usual practice of fining these offenders was not proving to be a deterrent, so he decided to give them a dose of their own medicine and make them listen to his musical selection at high volume for one hour.

“This is a way, when I look back, of teaching manners to people,” Sacco, a judge from Fort Lupton Municipal Court in Colorado, told Reuters Television.

He said his methods had cut the number of repeat offenders appearing in his court.


Taste of their own medicine or cruel and unusual punishment? Hey, at least it’s working.


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