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At the start of the 20th century, streets belonged as much to pedestrians and children at play as to automobiles. By the end of it, stepping into the street in the wrong place was a crime. How did jaywalking become a crime? And how do we decriminalize it?

At the start of the 20th century, streets belonged as much to pedestrians and children at play as to automobiles. By the end of it, stepping into the street in the wrong place was a crime. How did jaywalking become a crime? And how do we decriminalize it?

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    Dumb, no one is ever arrested for jaywalking. I’ve been stopped by the police while literally running across a highway...
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    How perfect that Kansas City was one of the first places with a jaywalking law on the books. Welcome to the Midwest,...
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