Mayor determined that cab drivers can choose to pick up good looking women

In New York, the mayor has said its ok for cab drivers to pick up what they perceive to be good looking women, not having to worry that they would be charged with promoting prostitution.  Bloomberg has signed a bill which will affect taxi drivers by adding to them a $10,000 fine if they’re convicted for a second offense of “knowingly” transporting someone for sex trafficking.  Drivers criticized the bill who said they feared getting pulled over by cops whenever they stopped for good looking female passengers who might be confused with prostitutes.  Read more

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