DUTCH USE SONIC WEAPON
Thursday April 30th, 2009
DUTCH USE SONIC WEAPON AGAINST ‘ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR’
It what appears to be a sociological U-turn for the usually hyper tolerant Dutch local authorities have decided to tackle their burgeoning ‘street-chav’ problem using sonic technology. Using a device, dubbed the ‘Mosquito’’ which emits a high pitched buzzing sound that is usually only audible to the under 25s the powers that be hope to discourage teens from hanging around the street corners of Rotterdam and Amsterdam (areas usually reserved for dope dealers and street whores).
So far the company that supplies them claims to have fitted over 500 and in doing so reduced both crime and ‘nuisance’. Personally I’d be worried that the side effect might be that that most irritating of adolescent syndromes ‘teen deafness’ could increase at home as a result of this somewhat dystopian method of combating antisocial behaviour.
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