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Look Like a Prostitute? NYC Taxi Drivers Could Be Fined 10k

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Published on Jul 4, 2012

"You know," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said (in a June 15 appearance on WOR's perfectly named "The John Gambling Show") when asked what might go wrong with a bill that could penalize taxi drivers who knowingly transport people in the sex trade, "if I were a young lady and I dressed in a 'sporty way' -- or however you want to phrase it, and there's nothing wrong with that -- I would not want somebody thinking that I'm a prostitute"...The intention of this bill, according to proponents like New York City Council Speaker (and mayoral hopeful) Christine Quinn, is to make it undesirable for taxi and livery drivers in the city to risk any involvement in what they call "sex trafficking." But the bill doesn't actually say that: it hits taxi and livery drivers with a $10,000 fine and the revocation of their license if they "knowingly allow" their vehicle to be "used for the purpose of promoting prostitution"...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Melissa Gira Grant at Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/sex/155994/do...

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