David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

Vigilantism: not just a good idea, it's the law!

As part of a review of The Brave and the Bold 102, The Comic Treadmill points out that in 1972, vigilante justice wasn't just a fact of life in Gotham City -- it was the law. (Scroll down to the section on "Lawyer.")

Apparently, Section Three, Clause Two of Gotham Ordinances states that "Citizens aggrieved by uncontrolled crime may enforce their own police procedures."

How awesome is that?!

(I believe that the Silver Age Gotham City also had laws on the books forbidding anybody but Batman and Robin from wearing their costumes. Which is goofier, but not as outrageously wonderful.)
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