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(Opposing Views)   Not News: Woman was left unhappy with her NY cab ride. News: That involved a high-speed chase. Fark: Which wasn't the worst part of the experience   (opposingviews.com) divider line 48
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2013-05-26 04:24:56 PM
Security camera footage:

www.movieactors.com
 
2013-05-26 04:52:36 PM
She appears to have a very strong case.
 
2013-05-26 06:27:39 PM
$5MM? Can't be fare.
 
2013-05-26 06:29:37 PM
I thought the police could detain people for 48 hours without charges....
 
2013-05-26 06:29:43 PM
Give her $10K and an apology "if she was inconvenienced."

Banish the cops to the property room.  They need a time-out.
 
2013-05-26 06:31:31 PM
What a load. 9 bags of it.
 
2013-05-26 06:32:24 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: $5MM? Can't be fare.


IDK, it is NYC.
 
2013-05-26 06:35:26 PM
It wasn't the worst part of the experience? Why, because it was the Cash Cab guy?

(dnrtfa)
 
2013-05-26 06:35:51 PM
Not sure what's worse... that they locked her up for a day for nothing, or that she wants $5M for it.

USA.. USA.. USA..
 
2013-05-26 06:38:51 PM
Considering it was the NYPD, she's lucky they didn't shoot her on the spot.
 
2013-05-26 06:40:00 PM

Wolfling: Not sure what's worse... that they locked her up for a day for nothing, or that she wants $5M for it.

USA.. USA.. USA..


Thanks Obama.
 
2013-05-26 06:43:40 PM
You know what? I'm in favour of her case, cops were farking morans, cut the dumb ones pay to teach them

/you get paid to serve and protect, not paid to be assholes with a gun, badge and uniform
 
2013-05-26 06:47:33 PM
Maybe they frisked her and took her weed too...
 
2013-05-26 06:47:49 PM
Why in the name of god would the police think she would know the cab driver?
 
2013-05-26 06:53:40 PM

PacificaFitz: Why in the name of god would the police think she would know the cab driver?


Have you ever talk to a cop?

They are some of the stupidest people you'll ever meet.
 
2013-05-26 07:02:34 PM
Wonder what became of her laundry.
 
2013-05-26 07:05:08 PM

Sliding Carp: Security camera footage:

[www.movieactors.com image 431x325]


.... done in one.

/  you can't go, all the plants are gonna die
 
2013-05-26 07:07:55 PM
How was her vagina treated?
 
2013-05-26 07:13:35 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what became of her laundry.


This.
 
2013-05-26 07:17:15 PM

megarian: BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what became of her laundry.

This.


thirdfactory.net
 
2013-05-26 07:17:25 PM
i.chzbgr.com

An old lady in the backseat of a cab is clearly an accomplice.  She was doing her best to stall the cops while he got away.

Nice work there, boys.
 
2013-05-26 07:22:19 PM

Wolfling: Not sure what's worse... that they locked her up for a day for nothing, or that she wants $5M for it.

USA.. USA.. USA..


I hope she wins, and they pay it to her in quarters.
 
2013-05-26 07:22:52 PM

LordOfThePings: megarian: BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what became of her laundry.

This.


Teeeeeheheheeeee
 
2013-05-26 07:24:08 PM
If the cops were in hot pursuit,  why did it take them 20 min. to get there?
 
2013-05-26 07:24:08 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what became of her laundry.


It was laundered.
 
2013-05-26 07:24:48 PM
Could be worse.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-05-26 07:35:29 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: How was her vagina treated?


Lawl
 
2013-05-26 07:43:07 PM

sloshed_again: If the cops were in hot pursuit,  why did it take them 20 min. to get there?


This, among other gaps, lead me to question this lady's story.

Not because cops are automatically right, but those wanting to sue for millions have as much or more reason to make shiat up.
 
2013-05-26 08:02:04 PM

MatrixOutsider: BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what became of her laundry.

It was laundered.


So now it's illegal, too?
 
2013-05-26 08:34:04 PM
FTFA: "It was 2 a.m., which she claims is the best time to visit the laundromat."

My kind of woman. Somebody track her down for me, okay? I've got plenty of Old Fitzgerald left. And there's an ice machine down the street that'll give ys 20 pounds for $2. But she should bring her own sweet vermouth for a Manhattan: this is not a good neighborhood to buy such things.

P.S. Any Lexington, KY Farkettes and/or gay Farkers with nothing better to do are free to email me. I should be upright for another hour or so. Just don't look for anything but booze & conversation, okay? I'm old, chubby, homely and too drunk to bother trying to get it up.
 
2013-05-26 08:45:00 PM
Did she get her clothes back?
 
2013-05-26 08:47:08 PM
I bet  Enid Dunlap was committing the crime of being black in the presence of an NYPD police officer.

She should be glad she wasn't shot.
 
2013-05-26 08:48:26 PM
Without reading her name or seeing her photo, I'm going to guess that she was arrested for being black.

Which was wrong.
 
2013-05-26 08:49:00 PM
If the woman thought this situation was abnormal than she clearly has not ridden many cabs in NY.
 
2013-05-26 08:59:45 PM

sloshed_again: If the cops were in hot pursuit,  why did it take them 20 min. to get there?


It never ssid the cops were after the cab.  It said the cabbie and her heard sirens and he took off (the linked article, says it was the little "whoop-whoop" noise, but even then it doesn't say there was a chase).  The cops probably decided that blasting through Queens at f FTL was not the best strategy (since chased people tend to run insanely fast and erratically, if you have the information to ID them, you stop chasing and just pick them up at home when the fools decide to go sleep it off).  Mostly likely, the cops noted the cab, told someone to swing around to the driver's place in an hour or so, and then went to find something more useful to do than flying around the city like they are in a 70s blaxploitation flick.  When this lady called, they probably had to figure out where she was and send a car out to get her.
 
2013-05-26 09:00:34 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Give her $10K and an apology "if she was inconvenienced."

Banish the cops to the property room.  They need a time-out.


The property room is where the real money is anyway.
I laugh every time I watch "The French Connection", because every last bit ($25 million) of the heroin they so heroically chased down, and seized, "went missing" within a year and ended up on the streets anyway.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/justice-story-french-connectio n- heroin-missing-nypd-property-clerk-office-article-1.998525
 
2013-05-26 09:10:57 PM

FatherChaos: [i.chzbgr.com image 403x437]

An old lady in the backseat of a cab is clearly an accomplice.  She was doing her best to stall the cops while he got away.

Nice work there, boys.


53 isn't old, it's just enough age to be your own person and not give a sh*t what others think.
 
2013-05-26 09:31:28 PM
Enid Dunlap, 53, said she took nine bags of clothes to a laundry place back in February 2012. It was 2 a.m., which she claims is the best time to visit the laundromat.

I'd have thrown her ass in jail just on general principles. Anyone who visits a laundromat at 2 a.m. via taxi is NOT there just to do laundry.
 
2013-05-26 10:21:33 PM

MatrixOutsider: BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what became of her laundry.

It was laundered.


Hope there was money in any pockets or she'll be back in jail.
 
2013-05-26 10:37:14 PM
I used to have a lot of faith in the NYPD.
 
2013-05-26 10:43:26 PM

Gyrfalcon: Enid Dunlap, 53, said she took nine bags of clothes to a laundry place back in February 2012. It was 2 a.m., which she claims is the best time to visit the laundromat.

I'd have thrown her ass in jail just on general principles. Anyone who visits a laundromat at 2 a.m. via taxi is NOT there just to do laundry.


I had a job that was from 5PM -1AM a few years ago, and I did my laundry after work quite a few times.
It's a lot less crowded.
Besides, I don't think she would have bothered schlepping NINE bags of laundry around as a cover.
1 or 2 maybe, but not 9.
 
2013-05-26 11:11:58 PM

Gyrfalcon: Enid Dunlap, 53, said she took nine bags of clothes to a laundry place back in February 2012. It was 2 a.m., which she claims is the best time to visit the laundromat.

I'd have thrown her ass in jail just on general principles. Anyone who visits a laundromat at 2 a.m. via taxi is NOT there just to do laundry.


When I was in grad school, I didn't even bother leaving the house to go get groceries before 3:30 AM.  If you are a night owl, and there are 24 hours places around, this is exactly the right time to do stuff.  No other customers to bother you or get in your way, and staff who are extremely nice because they are desperate for human contact (they got over surly an hour before, and now just want to see another person).
 
2013-05-26 11:33:15 PM

TommyymmoT: Gyrfalcon: Enid Dunlap, 53, said she took nine bags of clothes to a laundry place back in February 2012. It was 2 a.m., which she claims is the best time to visit the laundromat.

I'd have thrown her ass in jail just on general principles. Anyone who visits a laundromat at 2 a.m. via taxi is NOT there just to do laundry.

I had a job that was from 5PM -1AM a few years ago, and I did my laundry after work quite a few times.
It's a lot less crowded.
Besides, I don't think she would have bothered schlepping NINE bags of laundry around as a cover.
1 or 2 maybe, but not 9.


I don't know why that strikes me as so funny. But it does.
 
2013-05-26 11:47:22 PM

Apos: She appears to have a very strong case.


They treated her wrong but she doesn't deserve anything like what she's asking for.
 
2013-05-27 12:12:35 AM

Loren: Apos: She appears to have a very strong case.

They treated her wrong but she doesn't deserve anything like what she's asking for.


Yes, but if she wins, the award will probably be for less than she asks, the court will hear reasons from the city as to why she should get less, and then almost certainly undercut even what the city will want her to get.  Let's say she "deserves" $10K. If she asks for $10K and wins, the jury may give her $5K, NYC will probably say she "deserves" $2K, and the judge will probably give her $350.  You ask for $5M for a few reasons.  First, even if you win, you are getting much less, so the only hope of getting the "deserves" figure is to aim high.  Second, you want to settle, the city wants to settle, because sure money is always better than jury roulette.  That's only gonna happen for less than what you ask for, so by highballing it, you can work down to the real figure, and still get the "deserve" price.  Also, who knows?  Maybe you get a jury with a serious bug up its ass, and they decide to just lay into the city. and you get paid very nicely; if being overpaid is fine for BoA, why isn't it fine for Joe Schmoe?   There is also the factor of making being putzes unprofitable for the city.  You may "deserve" less, but unless the damages are higher than the city wants to pay out, it has no incentive not to build a "we're gonnaharass you like sumbiatches" fund, and send the NYPD off on its merry way.  You threaten to bleed them dry to perhaps encourage the police chief to maybe consider possibly asking the beat cops to lay off raping grannies, shooting them in the head, and then feasting on the corpses; admittedly, trying to tone down standard NYPD procedure is most likely an uphill battle, but you gotta at least give it the old college try.
 
2013-05-27 12:40:34 AM
It would help if the original poster had put up a link to the actual NY Times article that provided a much more complete explanation of what happened.  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/cab_ride_from_hell_and_go_t o _jail_eKEAPxbP2b9x4P0AGarFqK

That article points out that the woman had already gone to her home to drop off the laundry before going to the gas station to get money to pay the fare.  According to her story, she threw open her door as though she was going to bolt from the car just before the driver actually did bolt from the car.  It also doesn't state just how long she was held, only saying that she was held for hours.  There is also no indication or claim that the police did anything to her other than holding her for that time.  Given that she was picked up in the middle of the night, with no evidence to back up her claim,  holding her for a few hours until her story could be confirmed, such as until the surveillance from the laundromat could be reviewed or the driver was found, doesn't sound too unreasonable.  I would say that she is owned an apology, but she already received that.  Suing for $5million just sounds like an attempt to cash in on the unforgivable offense of inconveniencing her for a day.  Tough luck lady.  Bad things can happen to anyone, that doesn't mean that you deserve a payday.
 
2013-05-27 12:46:44 AM
NYC cops are assholes, NYC cab drivers are world class assholes, and people who do their laundry at 2 am are... well, they're something - not sure what.  But they're on the list.
 
2013-05-27 12:46:47 AM
10 minute bad cab ride
24 hours in a NYC jail
$5 million payout

Not a bad gig if you can get it
 
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