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No thugs in our house

Updated: May 30, 2002, 1:01 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

News item: The Japanese government is spending $35.6 million on anti-hooligan measures for the World Cup, including the use of weblike nets to throw over unruly fans.

Japan is sparing no expense or effort in making certain the World Cup in no way resembles a World Trade Organization meeting. To guarantee this is the safest and most peaceful World Cup in history, Japan is drawing from the renowned crowd control techniques originally developed by the Israeli military, the Chicago police ...

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