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A person in a striped shirt who carefully observes citizens going about their business and scrutinizes the crowds, searching for misdemeanors.
For example, if a person is spotted littering, the referee would blow his whistle, run to the offender, and show a yellow card, then resume officiating.
belong under law:enlightment, 'cause there's no actual enforcement here, but I guess this category will do.)
Crime - Community Safety
(according to the UK Home Office) [angel, Sep 24 2005]
Mayor of Bogota uses mimes for public behavior control
Currently a candidate for president [LoriZ, May 31 2010]
||Around here, we use MFDs, scathing remarks, and the occasional odd reference to esoteric arcana beyond the average person's experience or education. Seems to work most of the time.
||what about the suburbs? i know a few areas of outer sydney where someone walking about wearing suspenders and knee high socks blowing whistles would be quickly bludgeoned, put to bed and then buried.
||We have 'Community Support Officers' and 'Neighbourhood Wardens' in UK (linky for details). They're about as much use as you might expect them to be.
||Would you get to try for a field goal if you had a brilliant idea?