Punishment Fits the Crime for Colo. Noise Offenders

Teens made to listen to an hour of Manilow after late-night backyard gig
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2008 3:00 PM CST
Punishment Fits the Crime for Colo. Noise Offenders
"Of course, all of us are going to rock," said a seemingly unrepentant teen sentenced to an hour of Barry Manilow.   (Getty Images)

One Colorado judge has had it with teenagers making repeat appearances in his court for noise violations. So rather than issue a fine for mom and dad to pay, he’s devised his own punishment: Noise violators are forced to listen to an hour of gloriously un-hip music, from Barney to Barry Manilow, KUSA-TV reports.

"These people should have to listen to music they don't like," Judge Paul Sacco said. "Most kids don't want to hear somebody like Glen Close trying to sing opera."
(Read more Barry Manilow stories.)

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