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Clark: Jaywalkers Beware

I can’t tell you how excited I was to open the newspaper the other day and see that the Spokane Police Department had finally rid the city of crime. No more dope dealers. No more murderers. No more burglars. No more East Sprague women of negotiable virtue … True, the story didn’t say this in exactly these terms. What it actually said, was: “Jaywalkers beware. The Spokane Police Department has …dedicated two bike patrol officers to watch for pedestrians who don’t use the crosswalks or who cross intersections without proper signals.” The way I see it, if the SPD can afford to put two rollercops on jaywalker patrol there must not be any more real criminals worth catching/Doug Clark, SR. More here

Question: Do you consider jaywalking to be a violation significant enough to warrant police enforcement?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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