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
"Of course, all of us are going to rock," said a seemingly unrepentant teen sentenced to an hour of Barry Manilow.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – 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."