SALT LAKE CITY -- In the south of Wales, pink streetlights are being installed in an effort to deter youth loitering, according to the BBC.
An increasing amount of "yobs" -- a British slang term synonymous with "hooligan" or "thug" -- have been present around a Cardiff estate in the city's Fairwater district, says councillor and resident Neil McEvoy.
"People's lives are being made a misery," McEvoy said.
The light is designed to highlights the imperfections and skin blemishes evident on a teenager's complexion. Supposedly, the lighting has worked as a loitering deterrent elsewhere, which convinced residents and members in a Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting in South Wales to make the installations.
People's lives are being made a misery,
–Neil McEvoy, Councillor and Resident
"The area were talking about has been a Pact priority for about four years," McEvoy said. "If this has been successful in other areas, I would like to have a look at it if it can help the local residents to live a more peaceful life."
"The local neighbourhood policing team continues to work with partners and be proactive in preventing crime and anti social behavior in the Fairwater area," read a statement by the South Wales Police.
Treating adolescents like trainable animals may not seem like the most humane way of combating these issues, but it has a proven track record, according to McEvoy and the South Wales Police.
That is, until those same "yobs" see the article on BBC.