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Parents Ticketed for Jaywalking While Taking Their Kids to School
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LAS VEGAS -- Some Las Vegas parents tried to take their kids to school, but got slapped with a ticket. The NAACP calls it discrimination by Las Vegas police and demands the tickets be dismissed.

Metro officers in front of Booker Elementary School issued jaywalking tickets to parents accompanying their kids to class Monday. There is a crosswalk down the street, but parents say crossing directly in front of the school is actually safer because there's less traffic and better visibility.

The NAACP says the majority of students at Booker are minorities that come from economically challenged families.

"It' not fair. They should be out doing something positive besides harassing parents trying to walk across the street," said parent Gloydean Warren.

Metro says Booker Elementary was one of 25 schools they targeted based on past problems of speeders in school zones. Traffic officers say ethnicity and income had nothing to do with the enforcement, which continues at other schools this week.

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