July 23, 2014
YOU CAN’T PROTECT THE FLOW OF GRAFT WITHOUT BREAKING A FEW EGGS, OR SOMETHING: NY’s War on Uber Sweeps Up Innocent Drivers. “New York City may be so intent on stomping out new taxi services that innocent city dwellers are getting caught in the crossfire. According to DNAinfo, over the past year employees of New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission have been seizing cars that they believed were being used as part of an illegal taxi service. Here’s just one example DNAinfo highlights, in which a New Yorker named Kareeal Akins was pulled over and his car taken on suspicion of offering cab rides. . . . The fact that this crackdown is spilling over to deprive ordinary citizens of their cars is typical behavior for a bureaucracy that cares more about protecting established interests like cab companies than serving the people.” Tar. Feathers.