In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

Vegas PBS

The ACLU has filed a number of lawsuits in Nevada on a variety of topics from stopping or standing ban on Las Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges to a new ordinance covering sleeping in cars in Sparks. Plus, we talk to the director of a new film about the Historic Westside.

The Real News Network

Over 70% of incarcerated people who are released from prison in the US will be rearrested within five years of their release date. That’s no accident: our system of mass incarceration sets returning citizens up to fail.

Las Vegas Sun

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is suing Clark County over an ordinance that bans stopping or standing on pedestrian bridges on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Weekly

Walking out onto the pedestrian bridge that connects the Cosmopolitan with the Shops at Crystals, the sound of Felicia Zaharoff’s violin soars above the crowds of tourists, conventioneers and the din of traffic below.

Travel Pulse

Las Vegas, renowned for its vibrant Strip and bustling Resort Corridor, is cracking down on all activities that disrupt the flow of traffic on the city’s elevated pedestrian walkways. So, stopping for selfies or other photos—or for any other reason, really—will become a practice of the past.

Las Vegas Sun

Last week, Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to make it illegal to stop or stand still on a pedestrian bridge or within 20 feet of the elevators, stairs or escalators connected to a pedestrian bridge on the Strip. Offenders could face a misdemeanor carrying up to six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Nevada Current

ACLU vows to sue to block ‘disorder-related’ ordinance

Las Vegas Sun

Those visitors to the Resort Corridor looking to take a photo for their social media feed or scrapbook won’t be permitted to do so on pedestrian bridges along the Las Vegas Strip, the Clark County Commission determined Tuesday.

Nevada Independent

Police say the rule will prevent stampedes and unruly behavior, but critics call it overly harsh.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance prohibiting individuals from stopping, standing or engaging in an activity that causes another person to stop on Strip pedestrian bridges or near escalators, elevators or stairways connected to the bridges.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

When patrons couldn’t go through traffic on the Las Vegas Strip, Clark County built 15 bridges over them. Now, there are potential criminal implications if someone stops on one.

KSNV-TV: News 3

It's an effort to improve public safety along the Las Vegas Strip by keeping certain walkways free of congestion. The Clark County Board of Commissioners recently approved an ordinance making it a misdemeanor crime for people to stop along pedestrian bridges on the Strip.