Friday, May 16, 2014

NYC Cabbie Wearing Swastika Armband Suspended; Violated Taxi Rule Prohibiting Inappropriate Act

A New York City cab driver is facing a 30-day suspension for operating his taxi while wearing an armband branded with a Nazi swastika, the Algemeiner website reports today (May 16, 2014).

After receiving complaints from members of the public, Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sent a letter to the chief operating officer of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). The League said it was "extremely disturbed by this provocative display," and urged the commission to promptly investigate.

TLC subsequently suspended the cabbie's operator's license for 30 days after the driver pleaded guilty a rule that prohibits "any act that is against the best interests of the public."

The TLC named the offender as Gabriel Diaz. New Yorkers began to report the driver to the TLC from as early as March of this year, a source told Algemeiner.

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