Transit Cops Turn to Music to Fight Crime

Transit Cops Turn to Music to Fight Crime

“Boston transit police have enlisted the late American composers George Gershwin and John Philip Sousa in their fight against crime.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police are piping in a mix of show tunes and marches at a city subway station in order to drive away the large numbers of aggressive teens who used to loiter there after school, the Boston Globe newspaper reported on Sunday….

MBTA officials said the sounds of brass and strings blaring over the newly installed speakers are already having their desired effect, reducing crowds at the Forest Hills station, where there had been two to three fights daily.” [Excite News, via MP3 Insider]

[The Shifted Librarian]

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