(Decree number 847, from October 11th of 1890)
Chapter XII – On Vagrants and Capoeiristas
Article 402. To do in the streets and public squares exercises
of agility and corporeal skill known by the denomination Capoeiragem; to walk in rows, with weapons or instruments capable
of producing bodily injury, provoking trouble or disorder, threatening certain or uncertain people, or incurring fear something
Penalty: prison cell from 2 (two) to 6 (six) months. The penalty is that of
Special case. It is considered an aggravating circumstance for the capoeirista
to belong to a band or gang. For bosses or heads of these, the penalty is doubled.
Article 403. In the case of a repeat incident, the penalty
of article 400 will be applied in the maximum degree to the capoeirista.
Special case. If the capoeirista is a foreigner, he will be deported after
completing the penalty.
Article 404. If in these exercises of capoeiragem someone
perpetuates a homicide, causes a bodily injury, offends public and private decency, disturbs the public order, tranquility
or safety, or is found with weapons, he will incur cumulatively the penalties commanded for such crimes.