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'The police are superheroes' at a well behaved Comic-Con

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Comic-Con attendees are "rule followers," and the worst it gets for law enforcement with this crowd of more than 100,000 is a couple of ticket scalpers, a San Diego police officer told The New York Times.

"To them, the police are superheroes," Lt. Marshall White told The Times, in an article that contrasted the fictitious violence of comic books, video games and movies with a nonviolent celebration of it all, in a place that needs (and enforces) a fake weapons policy.

The Times tours the usual back-and-forth of whether this media is causally linked to violent crime, but for those who've heard enough of that, it's interesting mostly to read how well behaved a throng of 130,000 people can be.

"We caught two ticket scalpers," Lt. White said about crime at last year's con, and a Superman jacket was reported stolen but recovered. San Diego Police are always on the scene, some of them undercover — but not cosplay undercover, Lt. White noted.

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