NEW YORK: Law and Disorder

Color the scene A Clockwork Orange. On the night of the Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton heavyweight fight last week, the action outside Yankee Stadium was worthy of Stanley Kubrick's chiller: gangs of youths rampaged, snatching tickets from fans, breaking into parked cars, seizing a city bus, attempting unsuccessfully to get into the stadium. An attractive woman was shoved face-first into a concrete wall outside the ballpark, and while she bleated in terror, three patrolmen watched unmoving. Pickpockets bumped profitably through the crowd lifting wallets, and young thugs from the wasteland of the South...