ATTN POLICE: Enough Already with the Jaywalking Stings! Don't Cops Have Better Things To Do?

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Cops across America really don’t want you to jaywalk.
In San Diego they
doled out 328 tickets (on a single day!), in New York they

bloodied an 84-year-old who crossed against a red light, and in
Austin they
jailed a jaywalking jogger.Austinites responded to the incident with outrage, and Chief Art
Acevedo reacted to their outrage with outrage of his own. “In other
cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on
duty,” said Acevedo. "So I thank God that this is what passes for a
controversy in Austin, Texas!”And sure, jaywalkers in LA get
stuck with $200 tickets, and entrepreneur Peter
offense of jogging in New York’s Central Park before 6:00 a.m.
could cost him as much as a thousand bucks, but it’s important to
remember that jaywalking crackdowns are all about keeping
pedestrians safe. They definitely have nothing to do with
raising revenue.Just over 3 minutes.Follow the show on Twitter (@DontCops), and submit your
nominees for next month."Don't Cops Have Better Things to Do?" is written and directed
by Ted Balaker (@tedbalaker). Produced and
edited by Matt Edwards (@MattChrisEd). Music by and "The
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