I can see valid points in both C & 74’s positions. Some aspects of Black Market dynamics will probably change over time.
The original question seemed to be about skills or lack there of. I recommend the book “Violence, Blunders and Fractured Jaws (Advanced Awareness Techniques and Street Etiquite) by Marc “Animal” MacYoung, as a good guide to reading others in dangerous environments. Marc’s philosophy is the best fight is the one you avoid, he focuses on seeing bad situations coming and being somewhere else.