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Paris rolls out ‘incivility police’ to combat bad behaviour

Armed with truncheons and tear gas, the brigade’s 1,900 uniformed security agents will not have a remit to enforce politeness or good humour. But they will issue stern warnings and fines to men who urinate on pavements, smokers who drop cigarette butts and dog-owners who fail to scoop up their pets’ mess.

  • Merde!

  • tom_billesley

    They need to keep the streets clean for prayer mats to be spread

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Maybe they can end the bloody garbage strike there instead? The city smells like shit. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/world/europe/amid-ongoing-strikes-garbage-and-resentment-pile-up-in-france.html?_r=0

    • Hard Little Machine

      Back in 1996 after the metro bombing the city bolted shut every single garbage can. So people threw their trash AT the can. Of course nothing was picked up.

      • Kathy Prendergast

        Tokyo got rid of garbage cans in the subway stations after 9/11; I was living there at the time and didn’t notice that the littering increased, but then the Japanese are famously tidy people.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Between the powerful unions and Muslim invasion, France is becoming a much less attractive place to visit or live.

    • Linda1000

      The French are famous for their perfumes. Spent ten days in Paris about 20+ years ago and it was very dirty then with doggy poop all over the sidewalks. The Metro stunk of urine and vomit. The only place in the world where a bird shit on my head while walking on the street – literally, a pigeon. So much culture, I never want to visit again.

      • Kathy Prendergast

        There’s actually a superstition that it’s good luck to have a bird shit on your head, but it would be small consolation when it actually happens. I’ve heard so many times how much Paris stinks I wonder why people go there at all; I guess the residents just get used to it (I lived in Shanghai which also stinks but didn’t notice it after awhile.)

  • Editor

    No mention of “taharrush gamea”. They must have that under control then. No more butt rape, let’s attack cigarette butt rape.

  • Waffle

    Better not to go back now. Just remember the beautiful city it used to be:


  • politicallynaive

    and employ as punishment …immediate deportation

  • Reader

    They must be worried about the decrease in tourism.

    Unfortunately, I think the most they might do is to put an end to incivility by haughty French waiters.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Can we borrow some of them for the Vancouver transit system?

  • Americadies

    Will they arrest Muslims who stab them?

    • Liberal Progressive

      You can’t do that. In a multicultural country you have to respect their culture.

      • Americadies

        I see.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Well, its good to know the French have everything else sorted out and can turn to butts on the streets. That said, Paris has always been a smelly place where the inhabitants pissed in the gutters and other unattractive practices. I’ve always said that that’s the trouble with traveling- too many foreigners.