LA Blasts Classical Music To Drive Homeless From Subway Stations

  • Los Angeles has adopted a new weapon to drive homeless people out of a subway station and reduce crime: deafening classical music piped in through the public address system.
  • Loud music by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi has been blaring inside the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro station, along with the blinding effects of floodlights, the LA Times reported.
  • The push is part of a pilot program launched in January using a royalty-free playlist to drive out the homeless and cut down on crime — but some critics have described the sonorous strategy as tone-deaf torture that fails to address the underlying problems.
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