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J-Walking “Crack” Down in Belltown.

From MyNorthwest


You look both ways before crossing the street, right? Do you ever look for a cop? You should, at least in downtown Seattle and Belltown.

The city has been running a series of jaywalking stings this year, and cops have been handing out $56 tickets.

The city is running the stings as part of the master plan to make Seattle safer and more walkable.

If anyone sees these stings going down, please immediately e-mail belltownpeople AT gmail-dot-com. I’d like to set up my own “sting” to see how many crack deals go down in plain observation while the SPD is targetting hard core jwalking criminals… the nerve.


2 Comments on "J-Walking “Crack” Down in Belltown."

  1. Beau D. Simensen | September 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    I go back and forth on this, and I have tried to look it up a few times… but what legally constitutes jwalking? I’ve seen police officers wave me through intersections before, yet I’ve also seen police officers yell harsh warnings to people for doing the same thing.

  2. Crack deals while jaywalking? Does this pose a challenge on whether or not to enforce?

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