Black and white illustration of a street directly in front of the viewer, with a crosswalk painted across it with a city and traffic lights in the background.

Right of Way

Episode #267

2024-05-03 05:00:29


In 1991, two police officers stopped Tupac Shakur for jaywalking. He said he was knocked unconscious during his arrest, and sued the city of Oakland for 10 million dollars. His lawyer says many of the police brutality cases he’s worked on started with jaywalking stops.

Peter Norton’s book is Fighting Traffic.