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There are good and bad people in all sectors and all professions. However, there is a large, unknown percentage of law and code enforcement officers who take pleasure in underestimating, harassing, discriminating against and abusing taxi-cab drivers for no good cause. In addition, they lie in Court in order to influence judge’s decisions.

The following tools could be very useful in order to stop taxi-cab abuses by law and code enforcement officers and anyone you have to deal with while on duty. The cab shall equipped with a camera (not monitored by a third party) in order to monitor inside and outside of your vehicle. Also, the vehicle should be equipped with a bullet-proof partition or bullet-proof cabin for driver safety and space. Anytime someone behaves badly, you will have good evidence for the Court and the media.

The monitoring service should not be made by a third party unless the driver requests it; otherwise, it constitutes a violation of Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other U.S. law:

Article 12.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Can you ask or require U.S. Bank, Bank of America, Chase, etc to get a third party to monitor their activities?

So, why do some jurisdictions want to make a law like that for taxi-cabs?

Cab drivers are self-employed. In most big metropolitans, they spend more than $5,300.00 a year for states, county and city tolls and taxes. This money goes to general funds of the county in order to finance projects and to pay law and code enforcement officers, judges, school teacher, and other public servants.

Let‘s, stop taxi-cab abuse and deregulate taxi-cab medallions; most are in part contributing to Taxi Cab Driver Discrimination and Taxi Human Rights Violation.

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