An device designed to cause people pain should be illegal.
It's an anti-loitering device and companies put them up DELIBERATELY. I read about it awhile ago. There's even a website for it.
So this is what we've come to.
More specifically, it's an anti-YOUTH device. As people age, we lose our ability to hear high-pitched sounds. So these devices are designed to be audible only to the young.
I can hear the ultrasound of the anti-mouse gadgets you plug into a wall. Those anti-loitering devices would drive me insane. And I'm nowhere near being a teen.
I find it abhorrent that someone, somewhere, had the audacity to think it was acceptable to target pain at a specific subsection of the population--a subsection which has no voting voice and cannot easily protest--and that everyone else just went along with it
. If you did this towards any
other group (males, females, the elderly, the middle-aged, whatever race, etc.) other people would become very
upset. Even criminals in gaol have rights against having pain inflicted upon them unnecessarily. And using pain to stop kids walking into your shop is not the only way to do it; hence it is not necessary. Imagine using pain to keep people from going into the wrong changerooms! Yet using pain to stop children going to ordinary shops is very similar. But because it mostly affects the young? Easy to ignore those little rotters.