Friday, July 15, 2011
They shoot jaywalkers, don't they?
Eighty-six years ago, at least one Miami cop took a rigid, zero-tolerance stance when it came to jaywalking in the downtown area.
On a Friday afternoon in July, 1925, Officer L.M. Johnson spotted two men walking against a red light at West Flagler and N.W. 2nd Ave. After they ignored his orders to stop, he fired four shots, two into the ground and two in the air. One of the bullets struck one of the men.
Johnson retreated to the police station, followed by an angry mob of witnesses to the shooting, anxious to press charges.
Posted by Bill at 3:12 PM