Philly Park Officials Criticized for Installing Devices That Blare High-Frequency Noise at Young People
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Philly Park Officials Criticized for Installing Devices That Blare High-Frequency Noise at Young PeoplePhilly Park Officials Criticized for Installing Devices That Blare High-Frequency Noise at Young People

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Published: July 10, 2019  |  5 min read, 954 words
There is growing criticism of Philadelphia officials’ decision to install sonic devices called the Mosquito that constantly emit extremely loud, high-frequency noise from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every night designed to be audible only to persons aged 13 to 25, according to a Frid...
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Stacking the Deck
July 10, 2019
The author quotes many sources, but does not show both sides of the story. All their quoted sources only have the position that these devices are doing harm. Are there relevant crime statistics showing a decrease in crime as well that are being overlooked? I have no dog in the fight on this issue, I am just trying to see both sides.
July 10, 2019
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Well Sourced
July 10, 2019
I've seen this topic mentioned across several media sites and podcasts. The use of sonic weapons by municipalities and law enforcement is growing by leaps and bounds while politicians seem to be years behind in their understanding and legislating against abuse.
July 10, 2019
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Great Context
July 10, 2019
This article provided great context for why the devices were installed, who made the decisions, and the reactions from neighbors and kids on the devices. It does lose a star though because it would've been great to see if there has been a drop in 911 calls, vandalism or crime as this is what the devices were meant to reduce.
July 10, 2019
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