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Opening Arguments

A classic attack

Remember how they tried to blast Gen. Noriega out of his compound by blaring loud rock music at him around the clock? This story is even better:

Transit workers are installing speakers this week to pump classical music from Seattle's KING-FM into the Tacoma Mall Transit Center. The tactic is designed to disperse young criminals who make drug deals at the bus stop or use public transportation to circulate between the mall and other trouble-prone places.

The attack by Bach, Brahms and Beethoven follows the theory that prompted the city to stage pinochle games on dangerous street corners: Jolting the routine in such spots throws criminals off balance.

I don't know if it will work, but maybe it will at least create a better class of criminal.


Bob G.
Wed, 08/01/2007 - 9:04am

Being a classical music lover, I wish to hell they'd TEST it where I live....first!

Better class of criminals...hmm.

((man leans out of one ghettosled and shouts at the other guy next to him: "Yo, dawg...gots any GREY POUPON"?))

That "could" work...