Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:06:49 AM
AFAIK, in the UK we don't have jay walking as such. At designated crossings the motorist must yield to the pedestrian in specified circumstances (red light etc) but in gneral the pedestrian is expected to make sensible choices. Obviously just running into a busy street is endangering others and a different story. But if you cross where it is safe and no driver has to take evasive action that`s just ... crossing the road. It`s different in different parts of Europe. Pretty strict in Scandanavia and Germany but Italy...
I`ve read that Jay walking (to walk like a rube who doesn`t understand city ways) was more or less invented by car manufacturers and dealers in the US in the early part of the last century to establish that the car ruled the road. Prior to that all road users were equal and should apply sensible care on the roads.
Monday, February 24, 2014 10:00:55 PM
Runemag, click on the youtube button, that brings you to the video source. This source has additional information about the happenings. Then you click the link, and you get more additional information, including quotes from the chief of police.
Monday, February 24, 2014 8:46:14 PM
Most of you guys, including the original poster, are making an assumption based on ... well, pretty much no information whatsoever. All I see is a girl in cuffs, then put in a police cruiser, then screaming her head off ... I don't see anything to suggest that she wasn`t singled out by the cops for them to rape her in the back of the squad car and implant their nazi babies in her ... and I see nothing to suggest that she didn`t match the description of a wanted fugitive or when asked politely to use the crosswalk she pulled an uzi out of her vajayjay and started shooting up the neighborhood.