Recent Streetsblog LA posts about LAPD

Transportation Committee Questions LAPD’s 8,000+ Annual Ped Tickets

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This afternoon the Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee discussed a┬ámotion questioning the effectiveness of LAPD’s “jaywalking” enforcement. The pedestrian enforcement motion, 15-0546, was authored by City Councilmember Mike Bonin, who chairs the committee. LAPD reported that there was no way to provide the analysis requested in the motion, but did provide some pedestrian enforcement […]

Interview with Luke Klipp of Jaydancing

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For as long as I can remember, Streetsblog Los Angeles has been lamenting the L.A. Police Department’s targeted ticketing of pedestrians. LAPD “jaywalking” enforcement occurs mostly in downtown Los Angeles, but also outside various central Los Angeles Metro rail stations. I am excited that Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Jose Huizar recently introduced […]

Eyes on the Street: Law Enforcement Takes the Lane

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Usually when I’m writing about the questionable behavior of law enforcement, I’m looking at how racial profiling and the harassment of people of color — in either its more traditional or more blatant forms — can negatively impact those folks’ mobility. But sometimes the hampering of mobility comes in more basic forms. Yesterday, it came […]