Last Friday, some taxi drivers marched outside City Hall in downtown Cincinnati. They are sick and tired of “endless harassment” by a few Cincinnati police officers. Apparently some of the cops are handing out tickets for illegitimate reasons and the cab drivers feel like they are being discriminated against. Click here to read more about it.
I say good for those cab drivers for standing up for themselves. I think most of you will already know my view on those cops. . . hey cops, leave the damn cab drivers alone. Why are you going out of your way to harass people who, just like you, are trying to make a buck? Don’t you have anything better to do?
Another complaint that the cab drivers have is there isn’t enough taxi stands in the city. Ain’t that the truth? Ever try to hail a cab in downtown Cincinnati? You can’t do it. You’re lucky to even find one. My experience has always been to just call a cab company, tell them where I am and wait for them to show up.
I know Cincinnati isn’t New York but it would be nice to be a little more big city like when it comes to getting a cab.
That’s my view on Cincinnati cops, cab drivers and taxi stands. Now, I gotta go catch the bus.
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