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  • The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

    12/02/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy's life, a gambler's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new passenger got into the cab. What I didn't count on when I took the job was that it was also a ministry. Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me of their lives. We were...
  • Woman vandalizes cab, attacks police officer in Delray, police say

    03/19/2014 9:06:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Kate Jacobson,
    A Boca Raton woman caused $1,260 in damage after she destroyed the back of a taxi cab, and then lunged at a police officer who was responding to the incident, according to Delray Beach police. Brenda Haggerty, 51, started kicking the credit card machine in the back of a cab at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Wallace Drive. When the driver, Destine St. Surin, got out of the car because he was frightened, she moved to the front of the car and started ripping out the car's meter, according to an arrest report.
  • Cab Driver Shoots Would-Be Robber in Face (LA)

    11/01/2012 4:54:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 29 October, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Homes aren’t the only places protected by self-defense laws. In many states, gun owners are justified in defending themselves in their businesses or in their vehicles. For cab drivers, their car is a little bit of both. One United Cabs driver in New Orleans protected himself and his property by shooting a would-be robber in the face. According to an updated report, a 41-year-old cab driver was dispatched to pick up a fare late in the evening on Oct. 19. Upon arrival the fare, a young man between the ages of 16 and 18, entered the cab and asked to...
  • London Cab drivers create gridlock in Olympic Games Lane protest

    07/17/2012 12:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/17/2012 | By David Millward
    Blaring their horns, the cabbies took their case to Parliament Square, creating gridlock in the heart of the capital. with the jam swiftly spreading to Millbank and Whitehall. London’s iconic black cabs are being excluded from the 30 miles of games lanes, which have been reserved for Olympic competitors, officials and sponsors. Dubbed “Zil lanes” by critics, they come into force on Wednesday next week. Drivers who transgress face a £130 fine. The restrictions will ban drivers from the lanes, making journey times across the capital longer and dearer for passengers. Many cab drivers have said they will leave London...
  • Largo police: Cabbie shoots 19-year-old man in self-defense(FL)

    05/02/2011 6:46:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 1 May, 2011 | Danny Valentine
    LARGO — A cab driver shot and injured a man who pulled a gun on him after an argument early Sunday, according to police. An unidentified Yellow Cab driver picked up 19-year-old Travonte Myles just before 3 a.m., according to police. Shortly after, Myles and the driver got into an argument and the driver pulled the cab over at Roosevelt Boulevard and Bay Vista Drive, according to Largo police Sgt. Richelle Wasylyna. The driver asked Myles to get out and Myles pulled out a weapon, Wasylyna said. The cab driver got out of the vehicle and Myles followed him with...
  • 25 injured when taxi plows into crowd leaving Gaslamp club

    02/12/2011 10:44:58 AM PST · by veritas3 · 26 replies
    Singon San Diego ^ | 02122011 | Susan Shroder
    25 injured when taxi plows into crowd leaving Gaslamp club By Susan Shroder Originally published February 12, 2011 at 5:22 a.m., updated February 12, 2011 at 6:27 a.m. An injured woman on the street. An injured woman on the street. If you witnessed this incident, give our breaking news team a call at 619-293-1010. An injured woman on the street. Photos courtesy Maurice Luque, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department The taxi outside Stingaree nightclub. SAN DIEGO — Twenty-five people were injured early Saturday, six critically, when a taxi driver veered off a busy street onto a sidewalk and plowed into patrons...
  • Wounded man hails taxi, goes to hospital

    12/08/2010 7:50:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
  • Buckhead Robber Thrwarted by Pistol-packing Cabbie(GA)

    09/11/2010 4:52:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2010 | Eric Puryear
    A taxi cab driver reportedly used his handgun to stop a man who had just robbed a bank was was attempting to use the cab as his get-away car. Police say that a man flagged down a cab in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, and asked that the cab driver take him to an ATM. When the cab arrived at a bank, the man is said to have gotten out of the cab with a paper bag in his hand, gone into the bank, threatened a teller with a realistic looking fake gun. Upon exiting the bank, the man reportedly pointed the...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Chicago cabbie accused of aiding Al Qaeda

    03/26/2010 1:42:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 575+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    A Chicago taxi driver who is a Pakistani native was arrested today on charges he provided material support to Al Qaeda by attempting to send money overseas, federal authorities said. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, claimed to be an acquaintance of terror leaders in Pakistan, authorities said. He is due in federal court in Chicago later this afternoon. Khan was arrested without incident this morning in downtown Chicago while working, authorities said.
  • Sneaky cabbies' $8M meter rip-off went on for years

    03/13/2010 4:39:49 AM PST · by myknowledge · 25 replies · 994+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2010 | David Seifman
    In a mind-boggling ripoff that went undetected for years, thousands of city cabbies overcharged nearly 2 million passengers by at least $8.3 million, according to a shocking disclosure yesterday by the Taxi & Limousine Commission. Officials said 35,558 of the city's 48,300 taxi drivers -- or three-quarters of all the licensees -- were caught overcharging at least once by secretly changing the meter's rate setting. A staggering 3,000 drivers swindled passengers more than 100 times each. A total of 1.9 million trips were overpriced. The scale of the thievery over the last 26 months was flabbergasting even to hardened veterans...
  • Just because you are old does not mean you can't rock the house (Video)

    02/11/2010 6:31:27 AM PST · by greatdefender · 24 replies · 864+ views
    Just to let you know, this man was 81 years old when performed this concert! Note: he was in the Blues Brothers movie!

    12/24/2009 1:16:03 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 663+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "...let's get back to the woeful tale of Bro. Ismail Royer, as presented at the Umar Lee blog:" SNIPPET: "Mr. Royer, formerly associated with CAIR, is currently serving a 20 year sentence for his work on behalf of designated Terrorist group Lashkar e Taiba. Lashkar e Taiba is notable among other things for having killed 171 people in Mumbai in 2008, among many other atrocities."
  • Three jailed for publisher arson (Religion of Peace)

    07/07/2009 12:06:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Three men have been jailed for an arson attack at the home of a publisher days before his novel about the Prophet Mohammed was due to be published. Martin Rynja's home in Lonsdale Square, Islington, north London, was targeted on 27 September last year. Abbas Taj, 30, Ali Beheshti, 41, and Abrar Mirza, 23, from east London, were each jailed for four-and-a-half years. They were convicted of conspiracy to commit arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered. The attack took place as the Jewel of Medina, a novel about the Prophet's child bride A'isha, was to be published...
  • Threats made against Chabad headquarters in New York

    01/23/2009 3:42:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 481+ views
    Chabad.Info via JIHAD ^ | January 23, 2009 | n/a
    January 23, 2009 The site, which featured the threat is run by Yousef Al-Khattab, a New York City cab driver who operates the extremist Islamic anti-American Web site that features violent images on a daily basis: From the Statue of Liberty, with an ax blade cutting through her side; to a video mocking the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, entitled “Daniel Pearl I am Happy Your Dead “; or the latest speech from Sheikh Abdullah Faisal, an extremist Muslim cleric convicted in the UK and later deported for soliciting the murder of non-Muslims. The latest - a cartoon-like...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • Schumacher turns taxi driver to catch his flight

    12/12/2007 5:42:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 285+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/07 | Kevin Fylan
    Schumacher turns taxi driver to catch his flight Tue Dec 11, 9:34 AM ET Michael Schumacher can add the unofficial title of Germany's fastest taxi driver to his other achievements after taking over behind the wheel to get his family to the airport on time. The retired Formula One champion drove the cab back to the airport himself after a trip out to the village of Gehuelz, near Coburg in southern Germany, left the family short of time to make their flight home, the Muenchner Abendzeitung newspaper reported. "It was crazy having Schumi driving, with me in the passenger seat,"...
  • Cab Company: Muslim Driver Who Allegedly Ran Over College Students Stole Car

    02/20/2007 11:37:28 AM PST · by keats5 · 33 replies · 1,701+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | FOX news' Sharon Fain, Kip Grosenick and Marianne Silber and The Associated Press contributed to thi
    excerptIbrahim Ahmed NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Muslim cab driver who is being charged with attempted homicide after he allegedly tried to run over two college students after a religion dispute stole the cab he was driving and was pocketing the fares, the owner of the cab company told FOX News. Ibrahim Ahmed, a 37-year-old Sunni Muslim from Somalia, tried to run over two college students near Vanderbilt University early Sunday morning after getting into the argument, police said. Ahmed picked up the two fares — college students visiting Nashville from Ohio — near the Vanderbilt campus, according to the incident...
  • Airport Check-in: Fare refusals in Minnesota(based on Islam)

    09/19/2006 5:09:42 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 112 replies · 3,894+ views
    USAToday | 09/18/06 | Roger Yu
    I would be raising hell if this happened to me. can't post link but not surprisingly the airport officials are folding.
  • 1st CAB Marines target urbanized terrain tactics

    08/04/2006 4:19:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Eric D. Arndt
    CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 4, 2006) -- Fifty-two Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, participated in military operations on urbanized terrain training July 26-27 at Central Training Area's Combat Town. The training consisted of instruction on MOUT tactics, followed by live-fire combat scenarios with SESAMS, or special-effect small arms marking system rounds. The rounds, fired out of a special receiver for M-16 rifles and the M-4 carbine, leave a bright, washable liquid on the impact area to display where a target was hit. The intent of the training was to expose the Marines to close quarters...
  • Cab Drags Shot Man 8 Blocks

    05/29/2006 6:17:05 PM PDT · by CAWats · 10 replies · 493+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/29/2006 | Tamer El-Ghobashy and Melissa Grace
    A gunshot victim fleeing attackers yesterday was hit by a livery cab and dragged for eight blocks in Brooklyn, cops said. The 24-year-old man was shot in the ankle on Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights at 2:40 p.m. and bolted into traffic near Bergen St., where he was struck by the cab, cops said. The victim, Elijah Greer, was listed in critical condition late yesterday at Kings County Hospital, police said. Livery cab driver Secret Joseph said he was terrified by the sudden gunfire. "There were so many shots I couldn't tell how many \[shots\] there were," said Joseph, who...
  • Cab owner details abduction in S.D., escape in Tijuana

    04/16/2006 8:34:16 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 623+ views ^ | 4 14 06 | Anna Cearley
    José Luis Cano was back at work driving his taxicab this week after surviving a kidnapping that started in San Diego and ended when he escaped the same day from a Tijuana house where he was being held. “It's difficult to describe how I feel,” he said. “I felt powerless, I felt fearful, and when I was in the house I focused on observing and listening to everything so I could get away.” Two men were arrested after Cano escaped and reported the crime to Mexican authorities. It's been a particularly busy week for kidnapping investigators on both sides of...
  • CAB retention nears $5 million in bonus money

    04/06/2006 4:31:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 223+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Reginald Rogers
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Army News Service, April 6, 2006) – More than 90 days into the Combat Aviation Brigade’s deployment, the number of Soldiers reenlisting and the amount of bonus money awarded to those Soldiers places the CAB’s Retention Office at the top of the Ironhorse Division. Aviation brigade Soldiers have garnered more than $4.6 million in bonus money since the unit deployed in November 2005. According to career counselor Sgt. Preston Williams, the brigade is expected to reach $5 million by next month. Reaching such a significant milestone is a testament to the efforts of brigade and battalion retention...
  • The "Combat Action" Badge

    06/02/2005 2:00:14 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 4 replies · 2,646+ views
    Airborne Hog Society ^ | 31 May 2005 | AHS MilBlogger
    I read today that the Army is now going to hand out the new "Combat Action" Badge. It was designed similarly to the Combat Infantryman's Badge. The Combat Infantryman's Badge has a musket with a wreath around it. The Combat Action Badge has a similar wreath, but it has a bayonet and a hand grenade in place of the musket. The Army is apparently still trying to hammer out the exact criteria for the new badge. Here is my recommendation: nobody. This kind of reminds me of the Army's decision to make the black beret part of our uniform. It...

    07/24/2004 10:33:34 AM PDT · by forest · 20 replies · 1,451+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News ^ | 7-24-04 | Doug Fiedoro
    Send in the clowns. Here come the clowns. Yeah, the four-day Democratic Party convention will begin at Boston's FleetCenter on July 26, 2004. Oh wait, it's supposed to be a serious event, I guess. Perhaps that's why they imported those hundreds of extra hookers and the Boston Police have instructions to allow them to sell their wares unimpeded. But, darn, it's hard to take this convention seriously when the lead speakers remind me of a Bart Simpson quote: "Didn't do it. Didn't see me do it. Can't prove anything." To start off the show, they've got Hillary introducing Bill Clinton....
  • Democrats Support Vouchers!

    07/11/2004 8:06:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 528+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2004 | HAROLD HUBSCHMAN Boston convention
    The party of the people wants to rip off Boston cabdrivers. BY Sunday, 12:01 a.m. EDT With John Kerry's fund-raising going so well, you'd think the Democratic National Committee wouldn't need to hustle Boston cabbies for a cheap ride--or illegal campaign contributions. But that's pretty much the effect of the DNC's misguided plan to provide subsidized cab rides for delegates at their Boston convention. At issue are the taxi vouchers the DNC wants to give to delegates arriving at Boston's Logan Airport. Under the DNC's proposal, taxi drivers would be required to accept the vouchers, worth $12 per passenger, in...
  • Fare plan drives hub hack to eye FEC gripe

    06/20/2004 3:29:29 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 218+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, June 20, 2004 | By Jules Crittenden
    As Boston police hackney officials and Democratic National Convention hosts prepare to meet cabbies tomorrow to work out a discount voucher plan, one irate driver is exploring a Federal Election Commission complaint. Cab driver Bill Ford, an independent driver who says he's voted for more Democrats than Republicans, objects to what he considers a forced donation to the Democratic Party. The plan now being discussed would require cabbies working the airport to accept discount vouchers and multiple riders. Estimates on the value of the vouchers have been placed at $10 or more, but cabbies said compared to their regular multiple-rider...
  • Shot livery driver told wife he was in Kuwait

    02/09/2004 1:22:13 AM PST · by sarcasm · 20 replies · 333+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2004 | TONY SCLAFANI and BILL EGBERT
    A livery driver with a mysterious personal life was seriously wounded yesterday in Queens, becoming the first livery hack shot on the job in more than a year. Police have neither suspect nor motive in the 2:30 a.m. wounding of Michael Goldberg, 36, at 253rd St. and 147th Drive, in Rosedale. But the incident was even more puzzling to his wife, who said she had believed Goldberg was in Kuwait with his parents. Kate Bontoyan, 52, rushed to her husband's side in the intensive care unit at Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he communicated by writing notes. She said he went...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2003 - I'm Gettin' Nuttin for Christmas (sing it, Saddam!)

    12/14/2003 5:32:42 AM PST · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 724+ views
    DFU CHRISTMAS SONGS | 12-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland MIDI - I'M GETTIN' NUTTIN FOR CHRISTMAS I had been hiding in a hole...somebody snitched on meI never could get out to bowl...somebody snitched on me They couldn't catch me in my cab...why did someone have to Teddy's going to rehabSomebody snitched on me Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin for Christmas...Dubya is seeing to thatI'm gettin' nuttin for Christmas...just like all the underground RATS I used the plastic shredder thing...somebody snitched on meSome bad press it would quickly bring...somebody snitched on me They couldn't catch me in my cab...why did someone have to Teddy's off to rehabSomebody snitched...
  • Indian Cab Driver Returns $230,000 Worth of Jewelry

    10/25/2003 3:08:18 PM PDT · by nwrep · 10 replies · 224+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 24, 2003
    By Associated Press October 23, 2003, 2:28 PM EDT CHICAGO -- Jewelry designer Anthony Camargo says he began chasing after the cab when realized he'd left a bag containing samples of his latest collection in its trunk. But the cab -- and the $230,000 worth of jewelry inside -- were nowhere to be found. Luckily, the bag was left in a cab being driven by 26-year-old Mohammed Hussain. On Wednesday, Hussain returned the 42 pieces of ornate jewelry and received from Camargo an undisclosed monetary reward and a pair of sapphire earrings. "What he did was so admirable," Camargo said....
  • Man takes $900 cab ride from NYC to upstate New York

    08/08/2003 9:34:17 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/08/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>WELLSVILLE, N.Y. -- A man who took a cab more than 200 miles from New York City to western New York didn't get very far after he tried to stiff the driver for $916.50 fare.</p> <p>Police say 23-year-old Jeremy Hartman got out of the cab in the village of Wellsville, where he has relatives, and fled. Police say they found him holed up in a nearby apartment.</p>
  • Prosecutors: Cab Driver May Be a Terrorist

    05/27/2003 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies · 229+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | 5/27/03 | AP Staff
    <p>NEW YORK — A cab driver from Afghanistan (search) who tried to buy explosives and sought out information on bridges and cruise ships was held without bail Tuesday after a prosecutor said he may be a terrorist.</p> <p>Sayed Abdul Malike, 43, did not immediately challenge Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine Friesen's assertions. His attorney, Heidi Cesare, declined to comment.</p>