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Austin police chief apologizes for sarcastic defence of officers

Austin - After controversy erupted over the arrest of a female jogger for jaywalking and failing to identify herself, Police Chief Art Acevedo went on a rant defending his officers. He has since apologized.

84-yr-old man beaten bloody by NYPD cops after jaywalking

New York - An elderly New York City man was beaten bloody and hospitalized after he was stopped by NYPD officers for allegedly jaywalking in Manhattan's Upper West Side on Sunday afternoon.

Edmonton woman stopped for jaywalking, arrested for kidnapping

Edmonton - While confirming the identity of the woman they were giving a jaywalking ticket to, police discovered a warrant for her arrest for allegedly kidnapping a 16-year-old girl.

U.S. town ticketing pedestrians caught texting while jaywalking

Fort Lee - Over the decades a popular saying joked that some people are unable to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Fast forward to 2012 and the saying refers to walking and texting at the same time.

Philly officials will not issue fines for texting while walking

Philadelphia - City officials in Philadelphia are denying reports that claim cellphone users could face a fine of $120 if they're caught walking and sending SMS messages on their mobile phones.

Police issue jaywalking ticket to 13-year-old girl in a coma

Las Vegas - A 13-year-old girl has been in a medically induced coma in a Las Vegas hospital after being hit by a car while she was jaywalking across a street. But still police went to Sunrise Hospital to give her a ticket.
 

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