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Some days, it would be easy to mistake the Metro Taxi dispatch center in Denver for a police station. Traffic and crime incidents are recorded in a special logbook, as drivers call in descriptions and locations to police.
It's part of a program called Taxis on Patrol. Just a day after the program began, a cab driver helped police make an arrest for a fatal hit-and-run. In the months since, eyewitness calls from cabbies using a bulletin system similar to an Amber Alert have led to hundreds of arrests.
Originally posted by mtnshredder
It looks like the TPTB are infiltrating the private sector once again, for conditioning of civilians to spy on other civilians.
"Denver Police say they're training taxi drivers to be "first responders" and alert law enforcement of any suspicious activity they see while working their routes in the city.
The participating taxi companies are Metro Taxi, Yellow Cab, Freedom Cab and Union Taxi.
—Information from: KUSA-TV, www.9news.com..."
"While law enforcement's intention of allowing taxi cab drivers to keep an eye on city streets and report anything suspicious might be pure, it also leaves police to rely on secondhand information provided by people with little to no criminal justice training. Arrests made based on what a taxi cab driver saw or witnessed could be rightfully called into question by criminal defense attorneys."
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
reply to post by mtnshredder
It makes perfect sense to me. To those of you who think that ceratin drivers are going to abuse their position, of course some will. Just like some cops are going to abuse theirs.
So do you think that is a good thing?
Programs like these seem to reinforce the ideology the TPTB are trying to sell us.
So where does it stop?
edit on 8-3-2012 by mtnshredder because: (no reason given)