Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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No More Cab Rides for Sex Workers?


"There is no iota of evidence linking yellow medallion taxi cabs to sex trafficking," as the head of the taxi drivers alliance put it, but now cab drivers face a $10,000 fine for knowingly transporting trafficked victims. That's good! But pretty sure that's already a couple of crimes, if you're transporting an unwilling person? Called "accessory" and/or "aiding and abetting"? And "false imprisonment"? And "kidnapping"? So in this case, cab drivers also face the risk of a $10,000 fine and license revocation for transporting people going who are going to work. Do you really expect the state to drawn clear distinctions in these matters?

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Iota lot of money to the driver after that ride from JFK.

deepomega (#1,720)

@NotAndersonCooper That's unfare.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@deepomega Taxi puns are for hacks.

freetzy (#7,018)

@NotAndersonCooper If you want to avoid sex-traffic and paying for sex-parking, you should really just use sex-public-transportation.

brianvan (#149)

Does it count as "sex trafficking" if two people are consensually fingering each other in the backseat on the FDR?

Also banned : taxi dancing.

NB : It still goes on! It's not just an old-timey thing from the New Yorker archive!

Smitros (#5,315)

PATH train for cutie?

BadUncle (#153)

How many scintilla in one iota?

Jokes aside, this is actually a really shitty bill. Sex workers are such easy targets for populist politics.

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