The Kid as anti-authoritarian
Representatives of legal authority like dogcatchers and policemen frequently suffer abuse at the hands of the anti-authoritarian residents of Hogan's Alley.

Richard F. Outcault, "What they Did to the Doc-Catcher in Hogan's Alley," cartoon, New York World 20 Sept. 1896; rpt. in R.F. Outcault's The Yellow Kid: A Centennial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics, (Northampton, Massachusetts: Kitchen Sink Press, 1995) plate 37.