LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has approved a policy banning cabdrivers from the airport for refusing to accept black customers.
City News Service says the council on Tuesday tightened rules that punish cabbies who refuse fares because of prejudice.READ MORE: Driver Killed, 5 Injured In El Monte Shooting, Crash
The new rules call for immediate, permanent revocation of a driver’s permit to operate at Los Angeles International Airport if the cabbie refuses service based on prejudice against a race, nationality, religion, age, disability, sex or gender identity.READ MORE: George Holliday, Man Who Videotaped Rodney King Beating, Dies Of COVID
The action followed a complaint last fall by former pro baseball player Doug Glanville, who said he was refused a cab ride at LAX because he’s black.
The cabbie said he simply didn’t want to take a short trip with a low fare. He lost his LAX permit for two weeks.MORE NEWS: Two Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Offers 94% Protection Against COVID, Study Finds
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