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megimoo
12-21-2010, 01:23 AM
"What a Country:Livery Cab Drivers To Receive Bulletproof Vests "

A dozen livery cab drivers will receive bulletproof vests as part of a pilot program announced Monday aimed at keeping the drivers safe.The New York Federation of Taxi Drivers is currently handing out the vests to drivers in the South Bronx, Jamaica, and East New York.

The goal is to distribute the vests to several bases – with users returning them after their shift for other drivers to use.They're the same vests worn by New York City Police Department officers.The union says it wants to make them available to any driver who asks, but they'll need help.

"Twelve vests is just a start,” said Fernando Mateo, president of the Federation of Taxi Drivers. “But we're going to reach out to NYPD, to individual police officers, and ask them that at the time they decide to retire, we would really appreciate if they can make a donation of their bulletproof vest to the federation, as well."

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/130915/livery-cab-drivers-to-receive-bulletproof-vests

Novaheart
12-21-2010, 01:39 AM
Give them guns too.

Bailey
12-21-2010, 07:24 AM
Give them guns too.

If they can pass the requirements sure give them guns or where you just trying to be a sarcastic douche bag? I'm betting you're trying to be a douche bag.

Zathras
12-21-2010, 11:37 AM
If they can pass the requirements sure give them guns or where you just trying to be a sarcastic douche bag? I'm betting you're trying to be a douche bag.

It comes naturally to him....he can't help it....it's the core requirement for being a liberal....well, that, and being a dickless, balless wonder.

Novaheart
12-21-2010, 11:54 AM
If they can pass the requirements sure give them guns or where you just trying to be a sarcastic douche bag? I'm betting you're trying to be a douche bag.

Nope. Deadly serious. Even though I would prefer that many of these cab drivers not even be in this country, given that they are I have no problem with them taking out the criminal element.

m00
12-21-2010, 01:50 PM
Nope. Deadly serious. Even though I would prefer that many of these cab drivers not even be in this country, given that they are I have no problem with them taking out the criminal element.

Why? They are here legally. I imagine to get your cab license in NYC you really have to prove who you say you are.

Wei Wu Wei
12-21-2010, 04:48 PM
Even just clear posting saying "ALL CAB DRIVERS ARE ARMED" would be enough to deter plenty of would-be muggers and lowlifes

Wei Wu Wei
12-21-2010, 04:48 PM
Why? They are here legally. I imagine to get your cab license in NYC you really have to prove who you say you are.

lol right and in Texas, illegal mexicans can't get hired either because every job application asks you if you're legal to work lmao

m00
12-21-2010, 05:07 PM
lol right and in Texas, illegal mexicans can't get hired either because every job application asks you if you're legal to work lmao

http://nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/about/about.shtml

You should probably Educate yourself, before you go spouting off smartass replies.