At least one New York City taxi driver might think twice before refusing to pick up passengers.
When Cynthia Jordan and her two daughters attempted to enter his #cab in October 2013, he locked his doors, switched off the on-duty light, and told her he was going off duty to use the bathroom. Then he rolled forward 25 feet and picked up two white passengers.
Jordan filed a complaint with the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). #Judge Raymond Kramer ruled that Raza must pay a $15,000 civil fine for his actions, plus $10,000 in #compensation to Jordan. The CHR must approve the penalty amount. Raza previously paid a $200 TLC fine after #pleadingguilty to a violation for refusing Jordan service.