Posted on December 7, 2010

NYC Taxi Drivers Urged to Use Racial Profiling in Passenger Pickups

Susan Jones, Cybercast News Service, December 7, 2010

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Following an attack on a New York taxi driver, the head of the city’s taxi-drivers’ union is urging cabbies to “profile your passengers; it’s very important.”

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“I don’t care about racial profiling. You know, sometimes it is good we are racially profiled, because the God’s honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics,” said Mateo [Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers], who is Hispanic and has a black father. {snip}

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