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The Limits of Public Order Control

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Only marginally, if at all, on-topic, but amusing:  Joe Parkinson and Georgi Kantchev have this story in the WSJ.  The headline is "British pubs ban swearing, are accused of having %$&# for brains."

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What is clear to me is that self-policing may help within a moral community --
as with Hasidic Shomrim, or Neigborhood Watch -- but not within a
characteristically criminal community, or one which wrongly blames police. -->
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Shooting death ruins Baltimore's 'don't kill anybody' weekend

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in Baltimore on Saturday, police
said, breaking a 72-hour "ceasefire" called by activists who
had pleaded for a pause in the city's record homicide rate.

Community leaders organized around the social media # Baltimore Ceasefire
issued a general plea that "no one kills anyone" during the 72 hours of
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"There is a war going on in Baltimore right now. We are experiencing genocide among our African-American males, both by the hands of the Police
Department and from one another. .. "
Baltimore Ceasefire said on
its Facebook page.

A non-fatal shooting occurred two hours earlier ... By the end of July, Baltimore police reported a record 204 homicides, according to the Baltimore Sun,

~ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/shooting-death-
ruins-baltimore-don-kill-weekend-article-1.3387788

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