.@MikeBloomberg says he will sign bill penalizing taxi drivers who engage in sex-trafficking after all.
— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) June 22, 2012
“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?