Taking a Bach Outta Crime

The City of Whittier is taking a clever approach to deterring rabid criminals loitering teenagers: they’re piping in classical music to keep them moving along. Talk about your nonlethal crowd control. There are a few wrinkles to work out, but I can think of worse ways to keep the kids moving. All kidding aside (no pun intended… ok who am I kidding… gah!), this particular location has had some violent crime in the past, including a stabbing.

I imagine it won’t be too many years until they start in with some trippy smell- and color-based deterrents in public areas.