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(My Fox NY)   New York City cracks down on jaywalking by issuing $100 tickets. Charges to be tripled if crossing the street while carrying a 32 ounce soft drink and smoking a cigarette   (myfoxny.com) divider line 29
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2014-01-22 08:57:12 AM
If I want to walk across the street, then I should damn well be able to do it where ever and how ever I choose!  I feel sorry for the good citizens of New York City who are being oppressed by The Man.
 
2014-01-22 09:37:02 AM
Run over by an ambulance.  Is there a more ironic way to die?
 
2014-01-22 09:37:04 AM
They used to have ashtrays outside the Barnes & Noble next to the train station. Last time I was there, the ashtrays were gone and there were cigarette butts all over the ground.
 
2014-01-22 09:38:45 AM
Until they have a death penalty for a hoodie and skittles they will be amatuers.
 
2014-01-22 09:39:35 AM
Surprised the cops don't have sharp shooters on rooftops. Damn J walkers.
 
2014-01-22 09:40:35 AM
Meh, assuming the driver is going a safe speed and following the rules of the road, I'm okay with people dying because they're too dumb to look before crossing the street.
 
2014-01-22 09:42:31 AM
I'm all for this as long as they start executing drivers for hitting pedestrians in a crosswalk.
 
2014-01-22 09:42:36 AM
When a city starts cracking down on jaywalking, either they have no bigger problems or they're choosing to ignore the bigger problems. Safe money is on the latter.
 
2014-01-22 09:42:51 AM
I live in Barcelona and I thought we were the baddest jaywalkers on the planet until I visited NYC. I couldn't keep up with the locals there. It's like the Wile West of jaywalkers.
 
2014-01-22 09:44:44 AM
Just realized I typed "wile".

Appropriate.
 
2014-01-22 09:47:52 AM
That's because people who smoke and drink 32oz sodas are so fat and unhealthy they take three times as long to cross the street.
 
2014-01-22 09:50:37 AM
At last, the great crime scourge of NYC is finally being addressed.

/eyeroll/
 
2014-01-22 09:59:21 AM
 
2014-01-22 10:04:34 AM
So we're re-doing yesterday's thread talking about NY cops beating some poor 80+ yr old asian man to a bloody pulp?

This thread sponsored by NYPD propaganda wing?
 
2014-01-22 10:04:35 AM

markfara: They used to have ashtrays outside the Barnes & Noble next to the train station. Last time I was there, the ashtrays were gone and there were cigarette butts all over the ground.


Now the butts are legally the smokers' liability, not Barnes & Noble's.

/what's a "Barnes & Noble"?
 
2014-01-22 10:06:59 AM

poot_rootbeer: markfara: They used to have ashtrays outside the Barnes & Noble next to the train station. Last time I was there, the ashtrays were gone and there were cigarette butts all over the ground.

Now the butts are legally the smokers' liability, not Barnes & Noble's.

/what's a "Barnes & Noble"?


It might be a Border's. I did meet Chris Elliot there once, though, which was cool.
 
2014-01-22 10:31:31 AM
According to a recent study of car-pedestrian accidents, "Jaywalkers were involved in fewer collisions than their law-abiding counterparts who waited for the "walk" sign, though they were likelier to be killed or seriously hurt by the collision."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/nyregion/17walk.html?_r=0

/the study also concluded that the car won 100% of all car-pedestrian encounters
 
2014-01-22 11:58:57 AM
Amateurs. I live in Georgia. A few years ago in Griffin they raised the jaywalking fine to $150.
 
2014-01-22 12:29:04 PM
This seems like that program they did years ago that cracked down on graffiti, garbage and tried to get certain businesses away from schools and churches. Did that work?

I know in DC they tried this with abandoned buildings and allys filled with garbage. It was in the news a few weeks and went away.
 
2014-01-22 12:55:00 PM
Jaywalking should be illegal and it should be punishable by fines. If everyone did it all willy-nilly the streets would be anarchy.

That said, I jaywalk constantly when it is safe and clear. If I got a ticket I would be pissed but I would pay it.
 
2014-01-22 12:59:35 PM

markfara: Last time I was there, the ashtrays were gone and there were cigarette butts all over the ground.


Stay classy smokers!
 
2014-01-22 01:03:55 PM

cubic_spleen: That's because people who smoke and drink 32oz sodas are so fat and unhealthy they take three times as long to cross the street.


Smoking while slurping down a 32oz sugar water and jaywalking is clearly attempted suicide. Cops need to taser them, pin them to the ground and shoot them in the head to prevent such an incident.
 
2014-01-22 01:52:58 PM

Lucky LaRue: If I want to walk across the street, then I should damn well be able to do it where ever and how ever I choose!

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Hey! I'm walking here! I'm walking here!!!
 
2014-01-22 02:48:54 PM
I should think the possibility of accidental death should be a harsh enough penalty for crossing the street unsafely, but this isn't about actual safety anyway.
 
2014-01-22 03:40:31 PM
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2014-01-22 03:59:45 PM
You can't legislate away stupid. Next time, look both ways, Darwin award winners!
 
2014-01-22 04:02:15 PM
I love this. I am tempted to run down jaywalkers at least once a week.
 
2014-01-22 05:18:44 PM

AliceBToklasLives: According to a recent study of car-pedestrian accidents, "Jaywalkers were involved in fewer collisions than their law-abiding counterparts who waited for the "walk" sign, though they were likelier to be killed or seriously hurt by the collision."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/nyregion/17walk.html?_r=0

/the study also concluded that the car won 100% of all car-pedestrian encounters


Makes sense, If you watch people they generally don't look left/right for cars when crossing with a signal.
 
2014-01-22 07:57:16 PM
I for one $alute our police officer$ and their mea$ure$ to $afeguard u$.
 
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