Jaywalking Outrage

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It’s not only hard to find a parking spot in Downtown L.A. It’s also becoming hard for pedestrians crossing the street. Police there have been cracking down on jaywalkers. If the light isn’t green, you can get a nearly $200 dollar ticket, even if you cross while the red hand is flashing. This has provoked outrage among residents, and now city council members and one state legislator are considering an intervention. We hear from Steve Lopez, who’s been covering story.

Credits

Guest:
Steve Lopez - columnist for the LA Times - @LATstevelopez

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal