Broken-Windows Theory

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In sociology, the “broken-windows theory” holds that if a neighborhood or city doesn’t fix its broken windows and graffiti, the environment will continue to descend into crime, chaos and violence.

In Brazil, apparently, it means something quite different. Check out this pair of Brazilian air force Mirage 2000 fighters flying too low and too fast over a military ceremony July 1 in the capital of Brasilia. Watch closely: the first jet screaming overhead shatters nearly all of the windows in Brasil’s supreme court building. One of the pilots has been grounded for breaking…the speed limit.

And John Roberts and Anthony Scalia think they have it tough.