The mayor says citizens are "irritated by people who speak a different language" and have "different manners."
Join in as we discuss how far city governments can go to push people to protect their health.
For one thing, he's not happy with your iPod earbuds.
Also, a Sydney mall muzzles screaming children and Winston Churchill gets the axe from downtown Nottingham.
He is expected to propose a sweeping ban on plastic foam food packaging in his State of the City today.
Also, a London neighbor fights against public gobbing and Sydney's wealthy whine about public-park weddings.
Also, BART tries to get public poopers to keep it in their pants, and Penn State fights against a boozy "State Patty's" tradition.
Why blanket prohibitions are misguided.
Also, politicians in Naples are sick of you assuming they're all criminals, and the U.K. suspends the coolest teacher ever.
Also recently banned: a throat-slitting kite string in India and an Aussie grandma who made $1 million worth of false emergency phone calls.
Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.
Also, Mumbai outlaws spitting tobacco on buses and Swaziland bans clothing that could tempt men to rape.
Also, a Canadian city goes after bullies and a Chicago alderman takes the war on pigeons to a new level.
Also, Albuquerque is left vulnerable after outlawing barbed wire and a British ice cream-truck driver who rocked too hard is shut down.
Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.
Also in This Week in Bans: a lonesome howl is heard as Germany outlaws bestiality, Cambridge University orders its students to stop throwing flour at each other.
Plastic bag and Styrofoam bans may seem like small potatoes. But local legislation often inspires bigger fixes.
Also, Portland's City Council rushes to remove agitators, and Uganda's biggest city decides to get rid of single-family houses.
Also, a California city outlaws never-ending going-out-of-business signs and a Tucson hotel welcomes back Rod Stewart.