Beyond a reasonable doubt, this violates the 8th Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Seems that Colorado Judge Paul Sacco was tired of seeing the same rockers in his courtroom for noise violations. It was obvious to him that the fines were not a deterrent. So he came up with a new form of punishment, as reported by 9news.com:
“These people should have to listen to music they don’t like.”
What would that be? Barry Manilow! NOOOOOOOOO! And Barney the Purple Dinosuar! Uncle! I give! Please …. just ….. stop ….
Does it work?
Judge Sacco says it has really cut down on “repeats.”
Still, I’m left wondering, do the ends justify the means?