Ban Mosquito Devices in Spokane, WA
This petition is in support of a ban on Anti-Loitering Devices known as the Mosquito. Businesses have been installing these devices and cranking up the volume in order to drive people away. The device by design is intended to specifically affect teenagers due to the nature of the frequencies. This is not only discriminatory but the device is also affecting people of all ages. Members of the council have found potential violations in the device "inflicting acoustic pain on young people and treating them as if they were unwanted birds or pests." In order to be in compliance with non-discrimination laws some devices are including a feature so that all ages can hear the sound. This is not a solution. These devices have been harassing citizens too long and at this point there is no room for compromise. Please sign the petition and support the ban now.
Please support a ban on mosquito devices in Spokane by signing this petition today. Make sure to fill out the comments section if you have a story that you’d like to share with the council.