Examples of jaywalk in a Sentence
The police officer warned us not to jaywalk.
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This comes just one day after officials released a video from 2017 showing Officer Christopher Hickman subduing and punching Johnnie Jermaine Rush, 33, for allegedly jaywalking.
Johnnie Rush was accused of nothing more than jaywalking.
In China, the jaywalking system is aided by the fact that every person in Shenzhen is legally required to have their information registered with the police after 30 days in the city.
Shootings, the beating of innocent civilians for the crime of jaywalking as well as an underground Facebook page that targets and harasses citizens, black activists and journalists have all been tied to the department’s name.
An investigation by The Sacramento Bee later found that the city’s black residents are five times more likely to be cited for jaywalking than other members of the community.
The combination of these failures—and Herzberg's decision to jaywalk in the first place—led to her death.
Irish people are also not noted for their willingness to obey legal rules that seem nonsensical and inconvenient (jaywalking, for example, is nearly universal).
In another, a man alleged that an officer twice squeezed his genitals during a frisk last year that followed a street stop for jaywalking.
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JAYWALK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jaywalk for English Language Learners
: to cross a street carelessly or at an illegal or dangerous place
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