S.F. Uses “Sonic Assault” To Scare Away Homeless

Another Planet Entertainment, the company that operates San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, is using recorded sounds to chase homeless people out of adjacent Civic Center Park. Each night from 11 pm to 7 am the sounds of chainsaws, jackhammers, and other industrial noises are played through the auditorium’s external loudspeakers. Apparently people attending the symphony and opera had complained about the homeless presence.

2 comments on “S.F. Uses “Sonic Assault” To Scare Away Homeless

  1. Hello. I’m the editor of the Street Sheet. I would love to use this picture for a story I’m running tomorrow. If it’s yours and you have the rights to it, please let me know and hopefully give me permission to run it. If I don’t hear from you, I may just take my chances.


    • Well – it’s like with most things here at GraceLessLand: stolen, pretty-much. This is the image from the original movie poster with the original copy replaced. It kind-of maybe falls under fair use laws for me to use it because I altered it for purposes of satirical or comedic comment. But I’d hate to test that in court.


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