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(IndyPolitics.org)   Indianapolis merchants solution to teen ne'er do wells downtown? Mandate ID bracelets and registration for all minors. Move along, underage citizen   (indypolitics.org) divider line 131
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2013-02-04 12:49:22 PM
Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.
 
2013-02-04 12:49:37 PM
Better yet, tattoo a barcode on them.

3.bp.blogspot.com
What a barcoded teen might look like.
 
2013-02-04 02:21:33 PM

wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.


Broadcast 18kHz sine waves.  That'll keep 'em away.
 
2013-02-04 02:22:16 PM
Why not yellow stars?  It worked so well last time.
 
2013-02-04 02:22:23 PM
I'm usually of the opinion that teenagers aren't real people, but this is still a bit much.
 
2013-02-04 02:23:29 PM
And when they wonder why some of the businesses that the teens do frequent (and spend their cash) go under, and the loss of those businesses drags them under as well, they'll blame anyone but themselves.
 
2013-02-04 02:23:30 PM
Good!
 
2013-02-04 02:24:07 PM
But the sheriff is a ne'er!

/do well
 
2013-02-04 02:24:45 PM
I said the South Park one, not the epithet
 
2013-02-04 02:25:25 PM
Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?
 
2013-02-04 02:26:21 PM
Obvious consequence of gun bans. What are bracelets going to do against crazy mall shooters? They should arm all the teens.
 
2013-02-04 02:26:22 PM
I can't imagine the nerd rage that this would cause from the Gencon crowd!
 
2013-02-04 02:27:13 PM

wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.


Unfortunately, it does not. Our local transit district has been doing this for the past few years at the main downtown station with no discernible effects. They play a lot of opera too, but the youths just hang around the area anyway.

IMHO, part of the reason it's not working is a lot of the young people who congregate at the transit station have earbud or headphones in place, listening to their own music, which, of course, blocks out the opera.

Or maybe they like Carmen or some of the other operas played. I dunno. :/
 
2013-02-04 02:27:18 PM
Remember to neuter or spay your neer-do-wells!
 
2013-02-04 02:27:24 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?


A better question is why are the slapper hand and the slapped hand clearly attached to the same person.
 
2013-02-04 02:28:41 PM
Teenagers aren't people.  Have you ever tried to talk to one?
 
2013-02-04 02:29:49 PM
Chilling, if only because Simon Properties is everywhere. If they like the idea, it could potentially spread quickly. Move along, citizens, indeed.

/wonder what the ACLU would say?
 
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2013-02-04 02:30:25 PM
Work houses and sweatshops!!!!
 
2013-02-04 02:30:31 PM
Why don't we just use shock collars with those training fences like for dogs?
 
2013-02-04 02:30:50 PM

Bathia_Mapes: wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

Unfortunately, it does not. Our local transit district has been doing this for the past few years at the main downtown station with no discernible effects. They play a lot of opera too, but the youths just hang around the area anyway.

IMHO, part of the reason it's not working is a lot of the young people who congregate at the transit station have earbud or headphones in place, listening to their own music, which, of course, blocks out the opera.

Or maybe they like Carmen or some of the other operas played. I dunno. :/


"I chased him out of my shop and as he was leaving he glared at me a-and... he... he said, 'you'd best keep your hand at the level of your eye, old man.' What is wrong with kids today?!"
 
2013-02-04 02:30:55 PM
Just shoot 'um on sight.  That'll learn 'um.
 
2013-02-04 02:31:04 PM
Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

we're the British using some high pitched frequency that only kids can hear?
 
2013-02-04 02:31:27 PM
WTF did I just read?
 
2013-02-04 02:31:37 PM

Clock Spider Jerusalem: SevenizGud: Stop rewarding welfare queens for queefing out an endless stream of criminals-in-waiting and soon there won't be ne'er-do-wells in the first place.

Eh fark off most of the little shiats I see wandering around acting like little useless morons are from middle class subdivision homes.


When was the last time you walked around downtime Indy at night, in the Summer, after the Circle Center mall just closed?
 
2013-02-04 02:33:04 PM
I'd rather they keep a tighter control on the geriatric population. They are way more annoying when they hang around in malls than kids hanging around in a mall. They take up more space with their rascals/walking implements, are rude (and you are expected to be polite because they are old), inspect and comment on the contents if ahopping carts etc. I prefer 6 teens in a corner with headphones to 6 old people with too much time on their hands. At least the teens will keep to themselves 9 out of 10 times.
 
2013-02-04 02:33:55 PM

SevenizGud: Stop rewarding welfare queens for queefing out an endless stream of criminals-in-waiting and soon there won't be ne'er-do-wells in the first place.


I don't know about Indy but in my downtown it's mostly white teens from the suburbs looking for some skateboarding cred. For some reason doing tricks on interstate overpasses is more appealing that the skate parks in the 'burbs. Probably has something to do with mom's minivan but I can't say for sure.

What I do know is most teenagers are pretty cool one on one and much smarter than they're given credit for. In groups they can be significantly less so.

/Fun with prepositions!
 
2013-02-04 02:34:35 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?


Because this isn't about ghetto liquor stores, this is about a fancy downtown mall with rich white teen stores like Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch.
 
2013-02-04 02:37:06 PM
If there was only a way to keep the teen boys out while getting the girls to come in greater numbers....
 
2013-02-04 02:37:29 PM
You know who else kept track of people with things on their arms.
 
2013-02-04 02:38:07 PM

12349876: Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?

Because this isn't about ghetto liquor stores, this is about a fancy downtown mall with rich white teen stores like Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch.


Yah, but it's not white teens running amuck, is it?
 
2013-02-04 02:38:09 PM
What, no mention of the Mosquito?  Fark, I and dissapoint.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mosquito
 
2013-02-04 02:38:38 PM
How about instead of a bracelet, we use a collar and on this collar there's a bomb and if the kid farks up, we blow his head off!!!!
 
2013-02-04 02:38:43 PM
I already hate going to the mall, so this article validates my choice to prefer the internet for my shopping needs. More internet shopping = Simon's loss, which couldn't happen to a better bunch of retail fascists.
 
2013-02-04 02:39:58 PM
Why don't they just hire a couple dozen Atlanta security guards?
 
2013-02-04 02:40:32 PM

parkke0108: wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

Broadcast 18kHz sine waves.  That'll keep 'em away.


So I looked this up and that is a very unpleasant sound btw I'm in my late forties.
 
2013-02-04 02:42:31 PM

Dirtybird971: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

we're the British using some high pitched frequency that only kids can hear?


It's a high-pitched frequency, but it gives me a farking headache. The system is based on the premise that you lose the higher ranges of hearing as you age. I'm only 27 and it drives me nuts. It's right in the pain-range.

Sometimes I have students who use that tone as their ringtone in order to sneak it through class. Blows their minds when I hear it.
 
2013-02-04 02:46:06 PM
wiseolddude: "Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away."

Where I grew up a local strip mall tried to do that to repel teenagers frequenting the nearby video arcade. It turned out, the kids kinda dug it. They finally thinned out when they replaced classical with easy-listening and smooth jazz.
 
2013-02-04 02:47:01 PM
The local 7-11 was playing bad elevator music on speakers for awhile. You know that shiatty piano music when you get on hold.
 
2013-02-04 02:47:55 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?


Because the guy who hires hand models is a racist who gave his cousin the job.
 
2013-02-04 02:51:13 PM
Those high pitched sounds that supposedly only teens can hear? Can be classified as assault.

/torture is legal so assault is about all thats left anyways.
//funny thing, In Vancouver BC, a school accidentally installed some for after hours 'get the fark off the property' security.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/06/04/bc-m os quito-noise-schools-vancouver.html
///I've got an icepick to keep youths out of places. You stab it in their ear and no need for any power outlet to power it. /s
 
2013-02-04 02:51:16 PM

Weaver95: I can't imagine the nerd rage that this would cause from the Gencon crowd!


I was just thinking "They must be gearing up for August..."
 
2013-02-04 02:52:14 PM
There is a parking lot near my house where teenagers like to congregate. I figure it's better to let them loiter there where they are watched, and thus better behaved, than to drive them off to some place without supervision.
 
2013-02-04 02:53:48 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-02-04 02:54:14 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?

Because the guy who hires hand models is a racist who gave his cousin the job.


He gave his cousin a hand job?
 
2013-02-04 02:54:31 PM

12349876: Oh_Enough_Already: Why are they showing a picture of white hands in the article?

Because this isn't about ghetto liquor stores, this is about a fancy downtown mall with rich white teen stores like Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch.



Really? Whenever I read about problems in Indianapolis its because of "teens" (blacks).

The Indianapolis Star: Our Loyalty to Violent Black Felons Trumps Our Loyalty to Our Readers, Public Safety, and Human Decency
 
2013-02-04 02:55:06 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: Why don't they just hire a couple dozen Atlanta security guards?


The security guard should be fired for harassing those attractive and successful people.
 
2013-02-04 02:55:30 PM

wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.


Barry Mantilow and Carpenters.
 
2013-02-04 02:57:56 PM

EngineerAU: SevenizGud: Stop rewarding welfare queens for queefing out an endless stream of criminals-in-waiting and soon there won't be ne'er-do-wells in the first place.

I don't know about Indy but in my downtown it's mostly white teens from the suburbs looking for some skateboarding cred. For some reason doing tricks on interstate overpasses is more appealing that the skate parks in the 'burbs. Probably has something to do with mom's minivan but I can't say for sure.

What I do know is most teenagers are pretty cool one on one and much smarter than they're given credit for. In groups they can be significantly less so.

/Fun with prepositions!


A preposition is a word you should never end your sentences with.

/Strunknwhite
 
2013-02-04 02:58:07 PM
What's more American than hating our youth?
 
2013-02-04 02:58:31 PM

vudukungfu: wiseolddude: Broadcast classical music in the area, that will keep them away.

Barry Mantilow and Carpenters.


The Carpenters have caused more suicides than any metal band.
 
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