La brigade des incivilités

September 15, 2009By Paris UpdateWhat's New Potpourri



How very civilized! Some countries may have SWAT teams, but, as The Wall Street Journal recently noted, Paris has its own elite crime-fighting force: the brigade des incivilités. This squad of 88 specially trained plain-clothes law-enforcement officers (flics in French slang) gives out tickets for such infractions as urinating in public (urine sauvage, as they call it here, is a major cause of stinky streets), not scooping chien poop, littering and other uncivil acts.


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