Music As A Weapon Against Homelessness

Earlier today is was reported that officials in West Palm Beach are hoping that playing the children’s songs ‘Baby Shark’ and ‘Raining Tacos’ on a loop will discourage people from sleeping outside the Waterfront Lake Pavilion, a city-owned rental banquet facility.

Yesterday, in another, separate incident, @InvisiblePeople shared on Twitter news of a retailer piping classical music outside of their store to drive away panhandlers.

And in the last year, news surfaced of the town of Bournemouth, England using music as one tactic designed to drive out homeless people living in a parking garage. The town wanted to “clean up the streets” before the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan. One of those targeted by the town’s actions died soon after.

Only weeks ago, reported on times ‘When Sound Was Weaponized”. They wrote ...