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Ice cream trucks can be very loud. Many people have complained that it causes a disturbance. But did you know that the music on these trucks is being used to prevent crime and riots? Some cities are regulating the noise level of these vehicles to help prevent noise pollution. Ideally, the truck’s music should only be loud enough to be heard inside a house with its windows closed.
ice cream truck music has been used to prevent riots
The music played on ice cream trucks is a popular accompaniment to the treats inside. In many cities, a music box on the truck’s roof is the source of the music. Some models of ice cream trucks play the same music while others play different types of music. Regardless of the genre, ice cream truck music is often nostalgic, pavlovian, or both.
One song that became a hit in the early 1920s was “Nigger Love a Watermelon.” It featured the refrain, “I love a watermelon.” The song was a rare archival find and a nod to Black history.
In Northern Ireland, the PSNI has taken a new tactic to prevent street disorder. An officer in a police vehicle recently played ice cream truck music on the tannoy of his armoured ‘polar bear’ Land Rover. The teenagers were pelting the police vehicle with bottles, but the ice cream truck music was able to calm them down. Though the police did not take action against the teenagers, the ice cream truck tactic has raised concerns among senior police officers.
It has been used to fight crime
In New York, a drug-trafficking ring used an ice cream truck to sell oxycodone to their customers. Some customers wanted special sprinkles, and one woman was arrested for aggravated assault using “caustic chemicals.” A 14-year-old boy was arrested for throwing chlorine into the truck. Another ice cream truck in Leavenworth was selling weed, and police soon realized the truck was full of feces.
The Norfolk Police Department was the first to use an ice cream truck to fight crime. This initiative was known as Operation Copsicle and served more than 430 frozen treats to the community. The police called an ice cream truck and told the driver they needed it for a “crime emergency.” The ice cream man assumed they were joking, but one kid stopped and hugged the officer.
In addition to the use of ice cream trucks to fight crime, ice cream vendors have also engaged in turf wars. In Glasgow, Scotland, ice cream trucks were used to hide stolen goods and drugs. The result was the death of six family members. Another incident in Melbourne, Australia, involved an ice cream vendor who hacked another ice cream vendor to death.
It should be allowed between 9 pm and 9 am
The city is concerned about the loud jingles from ice cream trucks that are playing late at night. The Department of Environmental Protection is trying to stop the noise. The department said that the trucks shouldn’t be allowed to play loud music between nine in the evening and nine in the morning. It also wants to make it easier to issue summonses to noisy ice cream trucks.
Some neighborhoods in Logan Square have expressed their concerns about the noise from ice cream trucks. A mother in Logan Square asked her neighbors to contact the community group, which runs a Facebook page dedicated to the issue. The community group said that noise is a problem, and that it’s important to protect neighbors.