Classical Abuse

“Group Thinks Classical Music Will Deter Hartford Crime”:

I knew that a lot of people today dislike classical music, but I had no idea just how much until now. It seems that a community in Hartfort, CT, are starting to play Classical music in a park after dark to deter unsavory types from loitering there. The hope is that the music will be annoying enough to chase these individuals away. And from what I understand, a community in West Palm Beach, FL, is already an example of success with this approach.

Point 1 – kudos to these people for finding a solution that works. Point 2 – it actually kind of stinks, though, some of my favorite music can also be used as a negative stimulus. Both Pavlov _and_ Beethoven must be rolling over in their graves right now. This is definitely not facilitating the appreciation of fine art, is it?

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