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  • Jaywalkers beware: Ithaca Police are cracking down on crosswalk evaders

    07/20/2016 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    © 2016 WSTM ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 19TH 2016 | BY TYLER HEAD
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- This weekend Ithaca Police will have extra officers patrolling the streets on the lookout for unsafe and intolerable activity - in particular, violations committed by pedestrians. Police say extra officers will be on patrol from July 22 to July 25 during various hours of the day and night. A release by police advises that "officers will utilize a zero tolerance approach for all violations observed." The department says the goal is to increase pedestrian safety on Ithaca's streets, sidewalks and crosswalks.
  • She Allegedly Went on a Simple Jog in Her Toe Shoes. So Why Did She End Handcuffs?

    02/21/2014 2:57:46 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 287 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 21, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    It allegedly started with her jogging in her toe shoes and sporting headphones. It ended in video of her screaming and being led away in handcuffs. What happened in between is a matter of debate, but video showing parts of the incident is certainly gaining traction online. Whatever the woman did to get the attention of Austin, Texas police, a witness’ video of cops detaining her on a city sidewalk Thursday morning then escorting her to a nearby squad car indicate she was not happy with their actions.(snip) Student Chris Quintero, who the Daily Texan reported witnessed the arrest, said...
  • De Blasio jaywalks as he preaches road safety [also exceeded speed limit, ignored stop signs]

    02/21/2014 2:15:47 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2014
    Now he’s jaywalking! Mayor de Blasio and his security detail crossed a Brooklyn street against the light Friday on his way to his morning workout – just a day after his SUV blew through two stop signs and was speeding in Queens. Exclusive video taken by The Post caught the mayor — dressed in a “Brooklyn” sweatshirt, slacks and sneakers — chatting on his cellphone as he sauntered across 11th Street on 6th Avenue in Park Slope, ignoring the orange hand on the traffic signal that clearly warns pedestrians not to cross. In January, NYPD precincts launched an aggressive jaywalking...
  • Manhattan man, 84, ticketed for jaywalking to file $5 million lawsuit against city

    01/27/2014 11:16:55 AM PST · by deks · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 27, 2014 | John Marzulli
    “We can have police efforts focused on pedestrian safety without violating the civil rights of our citizens,” said Wong’s lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, who will file a notice of the lawsuit on Monday, naming the city, NYPD and unidentified officers as defendants. Wong maintains the traffic signal was green when he stepped off the curb at the southeast corner of 96th St. and Broadway to cross, but it may have turned red by the time the octogenarian reached the other side, where an unidentified cop stopped him and demanded to see his identification. Wong speaks only Cantonese and Spanish, but understood...
  • Kang Wong Jaywalking: 84-Year-Old Gets Ticket, NYPD Beating

    01/25/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 21 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 01/21/2014 | Michael Mullins
    Kang Wong, 84, was jaywalking on New York City’s Upper West Side on Sunday when police stopped him and attempted to issue him a ticket for the time-honored infraction among New Yorkers. He ended up in a hospital after a police beating.
  • Bratton defends NYPD in bloody jaywalk bust

    01/24/2014 8:33:07 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | kevin sheehan
    “I’m not aware of excessive force in that at all,” Bratton told reporters on Monday during a hastily scheduled visit to the West 96th Street corridor ...Upper West Side resident Kang Wong, 84, was left dazed and bleeding in the scuffle with cops who were ticketing jaywalkers on Sunday near the scene of another pedestrian fatality—a confrontation that escalated in plain view of reporters covering the deathBratton said he believed Wong sustained his injuries in a fall...
  • Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking

    01/21/2014 3:39:26 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/14 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said.
  • Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking

    01/20/2014 5:56:05 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-19-14 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said. “The guy didn’t seem to speak...
  • In a Car-Culture Clash, It’s the Los Angeles Police vs. Pedestrians

    12/26/2013 11:36:57 AM PST · by DariusBane · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 December 2013 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    LOS ANGELES — In a city of seemingly endless highways — with its daily parade of car accidents, frustrating traffic jams and aggressive drivers — the Los Angeles Police Department these days is training its sights on a different road menace: jaywalkers. It is not quite “Dragnet,” but the Police Department in recent weeks has issued dozens of tickets to workers, shoppers and tourists for illegally crossing the street in downtown Los Angeles. And the crackdown is raising questions about whether the authorities are taking sides with the long-dominant automobile here at the very time when a pedestrian culture is...
  • US adults are dumber than the average human

    10/08/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/13 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
  • Why In A Town That's Only 16% Black, African-Americans Account For 91% Of Jaywalking Arrests

    08/27/2012 10:13:23 AM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-27-2012 | Rebecca J. Rosen
    Why In A Town That's Only 16% Black, African-Americans Account For 91% Of Jaywalking Arrests Rebecca J. Rosen August 27, 2012, 12:46 PM I once heard it said that every successful Freedom of Information Act request is a failure of open government. In other words, every time activists, journalists, or other citizens are able to get data or other records through a FOIA request, that information should have already been available, somehow, somewhere on the Internet, without the hassle of a request process. The thinking is that FOIA is an antiquated system, designed for a time when the government did...
  • SAPD: Man arrested month after ripping up jaywalking ticket

    12/02/2011 10:47:35 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 16 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | 12/02/2011 | Marvin Hurst / KENS 5
    SAN ANTONIO -- A 26-year-old man has been arrested almost a month after ripping up a jaywalking citation and running from police. Danton Smith allegedly refused to use the crosswalk on Nov. 7 in the 4800 block of Goldfield. Police said they told him to walk through the lines, but that he ignored their request and crossed the street about 30 feet outside the crosswalk. Smith was issued a citation, which police said he ripped up and tossed it into the air. Police said they drove towards the suspect, asking him to stop. Two patrol cars followed the jaywalking suspect...
  • White House fires back at Christie's 'bystander' claim (+full Christie speech videos)

    09/28/2011 2:18:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 9-28-11 | Dave Boyer
    The White House hit back Wednesday against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's contention that President Obama has been a "bystander" to the nation's problems. "There were no bystanders in the Oval Office," presidential press secretary Jay Carney said. "In the past two and a half years that Barack Obama has been president, it has been one of the most substantial periods in our history." Mr. Carney went on to cite the "enormity" of the challenges that faced Mr. Obama when he took office, including a deep recession and global financial crisis. He said Mr. Obama made "a series of incredibly...
  • White House Official Compares Illegal Immigration to Jaywalking

    09/14/2011 12:45:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews. ^ | September 14, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Washington ( - Cecilia Munoz, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, compared the federal crime of being in the country illegally to jaywalking."If you were running the police department of any urban area in this country, you would spend more resources going after serious criminals than after jaywalkers. DHS (the Department of Homeland Security) is doing the immigration equivalent of the same thing," Munoz told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) conference on Monday.
  • White House Official Compares Illegal Immigration to Jaywalking

    09/14/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    White House Official Compares Illegal Immigration to Jaywalking By Edwin Mora September 14, 2011 Subscribe to Edwin Mora's posts Washington ( - Cecilia Munoz, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, compared the federal crime of being in the country illegally to jaywalking. About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Home » News White House Official Compares Illegal Immigration to Jaywalking By Edwin Mora September 14, 2011 Subscribe to Edwin Mora's posts Washington ( - Cecilia Munoz, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, compared the federal crime...
  • Carney Passes On Opportunity To Rebuke Teamsters President Hoffa (video)

    09/06/2011 12:59:41 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 46 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 6, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked by ABC's Jake Tapper to give a response to Teamsters President James Hoffa's controversial comment at yesterday's union rally in Detroit, Michigan in which President Obama also attended. Tapper asked for the White House's reaction in light of President Obama calling for civility in political rhetoric after the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. "First of all, those weren't comments by the president," Carney told Tapper. "The President wasn't there. I mean, he wasn't on stage. He didn't speak for another twenty minutes. He didn't hear it." "Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself....
  • White House takes shot at Rep. Cantor over hurricane disaster aid

    08/30/2011 10:00:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/11 | Ian Swanson
    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday took a shot House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor for insisting disaster aid for Hurricane Irene should be offset with other spending cuts. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Carney said the federal government’s priority should be to respond to the disaster. He also noted that Cantor (R-Va.) hadn’t demanded offsets when the Bush administration rang up “unprecedented bills.” “I guess I can’t help but say that I wish that commitment to looking for offsets had been held by the House majority leader and others, say, during the previous administration when...
  • White House: Only 'Fervent Partisan' Would Suggest Obama To Blame For Job Losses

    08/30/2011 7:08:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/29/2011 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - When asked questions about the president’s upcoming speech on jobs and economic growth yesterday, White House Spokesperson Jay Carney claimed that only the most ‘fervent partisan’ would suggest the 8 million plus jobs lost in this recession were lost because of actions Barack Obama took. The question was asked by CBS reporter Norah O'Donnell. The exchange appears in the official White House transcript of the press briefing: Q -- Jay, the question is what is different in this new speech? What is going to be different? MR. CARNEY: Well, you will see what the President proposes to enhance...
  • WH Spokesman Jay Carney: Unemployment Benefits Could Create Up To One Million Jobs or Something

    08/10/2011 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Blue Grass Pundit ^ | 8/10/11 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Short term unemployment benefits provide people financial resources while the look for a new job. Extending unemployment benefits to 18 months or longer only encourages people to take their time looking for that new job. They do not create jobs. This is the liberal concept that spending money can be equated with job creation. If that theory worked, the Stimulus would have kept unemployment under 8% as promised. We all know how that worked out. (RCP) — “I understand why extending unemployment insurance provides relief to people who need it, but how does that create jobs,” Wall Street Journal’s Laura...
  • Jay Carney: “The White House doesn’t create jobs” (Now he tells us)

    08/04/2011 2:37:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2011 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Jay Carney helpfully provides GOP with new campaign slogan.” Carney listed legislative priorities the president believes will create jobs, including an infrastructure bank, the passage of free trade agreements, and tax cuts. But he would not say what was being done to further those goals while Congress takes a month-long vacation.“The White House doesn’t create jobs,” Carney said, adding “the government, together — White House, Congress — creates policies that allow for greater job creation.” Asked whether the White House could do more, Carney said “there is no silver bullet” to creating jobs — but he didn’t answer...
  • Carney To FOX News: "Tell Your Viewers There's Nothing To Worry About"

    07/26/2011 1:19:48 PM PDT · by camerongood210 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jul 26, 2011
    After a long back-and-forth between Ed Henry, FOX News' White House correspondent and press secretary Jay Carney about President Obama's lack of a public plan, Carney told Henry to tell his viewers everything will be okay: Ed Henry, FOX News: "But over the weekend, Democrats were saying there's going to be a drop if there is no action. Asian markets are going to crash on Sunday. It didn't happen. American markets didn't crash on Monday, hopefully they haven't crashed -- why should people believe ..."Jay Carney, WH press secretary: "You should go on the air and tell your viewers there...
  • Mom faces prison for jaywalking during drunk hit-and-run that killed son; driver served 6 months

    07/26/2011 4:27:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/25/11 | Philip Caulfield
    Mom faces prison for jaywalking during drunk hit-and-run that killed son; driver served 6 monthsBY Philip Caulfield DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, July 25th 2011, 3:29 PM The devastated mother of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a drunken hit-and-run accident is facing more jail time than her son's killer because she was jaywalking during the accident. Raquel Nelson, 30, could get up to three years behind bars after being convicted on July 12 of second-degree vehicular homicide, reckless conduct, and failure to use a crosswalk during the incident in April 2010. Nelson and her three children had gotten...
  • Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    06/15/2010 8:23:39 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 202 replies · 4,273+ views ^ | 06/14/10 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- Seattle police are investigating what they call an assault of an officer in South Seattle. However, a police officer is seen punching a 17-year-old girl in the face during the incident captured by a video camera on Monday. According to Seattle police, the incident began when an officer spotted a man jaywalking in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. at approximately 3:10 p.m. The man was some 15 feet away from a pedestrian overpass, police said.
  • Nashville: Fingerprints may replace signatures for law breakers

    05/11/2009 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies · 701+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 5-11-2009 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — Police could force those accused of running a stop sign or spitting on a sidewalk to provide their fingerprints under legislation up for a final vote today in the Senate. Fingerprints would replace written signatures, which are now required, when law enforcement officers issue citations for violations of traffic laws or city ordinances. Citations are issued in lieu of an arrest. The bill passed the House last week on a 72-17 vote despite concerns raised by Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga, about unwarranted intrusions on citizens and possible use of the information for national identification cards. The sponsor of...
  • American Adults Flunk Basic Science

    03/19/2009 6:27:05 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 103 replies · 2,054+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3/13/2009 | ScienceDaily
    ... # Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. # Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. # Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth's surface that is covered with water.* # Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly
  • Injured good Samaritan ticketed for jaywalking

    02/26/2009 5:52:00 AM PST · by LuxMaker · 20 replies · 1,116+ views
    YAHOO NEWS! ^ | 26 FEB 2009 | AP
    DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket. ">snip<"
  • Filmmaker(John Singleton) Involved in Fatal Car Accident

    08/24/2007 9:06:29 PM PDT · by paltz · 70 replies · 2,133+ views
    apnews ^ | Aug 24, 11:41 PM (ET | apnews
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar-nominated director John Singleton was driving a Lexus SUV when it struck and killed a jaywalker who stepped in front of the car, police said Friday. Singleton, 39, immediately stopped his car and waited for police to arrive after the accident Thursday night in the city's Jefferson Park neighborhood, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. "Mr. Singleton stopped and identified himself as required by law and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol," Lee said. "He was questioned and released." The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead Friday...
  • Historian 'pinned to ground by US police and beaten for jaywalking'

    01/12/2007 8:35:34 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 293 replies · 5,573+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/12/07 | Laura Clout
    A distinguished British historian claims he was knocked to the ground by an American policeman before being arrested and spending eight hours in jail — because he crossed the road in the wrong place. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto said he had been the victim of "terrible, terrible violence" after he inadvertently committed the offence of "jaywalking" in Atlanta, Georgia, last week and failed to realise the man telling him to stop was an officer. The slight, bespectacled professor claimed that five burly officers pinned him to the ground after Kevin Leonpacher kicked his legs from under him as he hesitated to show...
  • Badge v. briefcase battle starts at courthouse (LAPD vs ATTYS)

    01/18/2006 12:22:44 PM PST · by radar101 · 11 replies · 521+ views
    L A Daily News ^ | Jan. 12, 2006 | Troy Anderson
    A crackdown on jaywalkers in the Los Angeles Civic Center resulted in nearly 250 citations in the past six months - and a $500,000 civil-rights lawsuit claiming that attorneys were being unfairly targeted by county police officers. The lawsuit filed by Beverly Hills attorney Robert W. Hirsh says he has seen officers from the Los Angeles County Police cite lawyers jaywalking across Hill Street, between a parking garage and the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, while ignoring fellow law enforcement officers doing the same thing. "It's wrong for them to play gotcha with attorneys, but turn a blind eye to their law...
  • Man issued jaywalking ticket after hit by car

    12/03/2005 6:18:24 AM PST · by mslee · 15 replies · 839+ views ^ | 12/03/05 | Associated Press
    Man issued jaywalking ticket after hit by car WASHINGTON A former secretary of the U-S Commission on Fine Arts has gotten a five-dollar ticket for jaywalking even though, at the time, he was lying critically injured in the street, having been hit by a car. D-C Police tell The Washington Post that 73-year-old Charles Atherton was conscious when he was issued the ticket before being taken to the hospital Thursday night. But witnesses report that Atherton was unresponsive and struggling to breathe. They say he had been knocked out of his shoes and was bloody from hitting his head on...
  • Study: Florida's Streets Among Most Dangerous in Nation for Pedestrians

    12/03/2004 6:08:01 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 25 replies · 527+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 3, 2004 | Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
    Since moving to Miami from California 18 months ago, Arnold Dejesus has narrowly escaped getting run over twice while crossing the street. Once, the 36-year-old salesman was so angry he kicked the offending car. Dejesus says Florida's roads are extremely dangerous for pedestrians, and according to a private study released Thursday, he is right. The study by the Washington, D.C.-based Surface Transportation Policy Project says Florida's roads are the nation's most dangerous for people walking along them. Tampa ranked first among the state's metropolitan areas with 3.69 pedestrian deaths annually per 100,000 people. Orlando was next with 3.15, and Miami-Fort...
  • Your Attention Please [Breaking News and WoD Flamewars]

    02/13/2003 10:39:49 AM PST · by CWOJackson · 77 replies · 657+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 02/13/03 | Admin Moderator
    Since my last vanity announcement on keywords went so swimmingly (it ended up with something like 5000 keywords added to it) I thought a great idea would be to throw some propane on some other fires with a vanity. Breaking news is being abused again, big time. This goes in cycles, with sometimes people being responsible, but other times people not being very responsible. We are in one of the not-very time periods. Please, do not post something in Breaking News because you think it is something you want people to see. Place something in Breaking News only if it...