A man in Muncie, Indiana was charged with criminal mischief for painting his own crosswalk at an intersection near his house, claiming that cars weren’t slowing down for the stop signs there; the city refused previous requests from Whitney Stump to have a crosswalk put in.

Stump, a 27-year-old Ball State University graduate student and father, says he was arrested in July on a charge of criminal mischief for creating the crosswalk at the intersection of Dicks and North streets. A police officer then warned him after he went back to touch up the paint in August, and the county prosecutor decided to charge him again.

The city has not removed or covered the DIY crosswalk. – [via] Link.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • k-twizel

    A friend of mine has a city ordinance ‘named’ after him… it is illegal to hold hands and use the cross-walk with more than 20 people in a row (paraphrasing). He and a bunch of friends made a long line of people that filled one cross-walk then the adjacent (and L shape) and walked around a 4-way intersection for 10 minutes tying up traffic.

  • Anonymous

    Criminal Justice is the application or study of law on criminal behavior. Those who study criminal justice including police, those working in a judicial capacity, and lawyers who defend either or prosecute those accused of a crime.

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