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    • chandramarieh

      I’m pretty certain that jumping to the conclusion that the driver was somehow justified in yelling homophobic slurs, and booting these women out on a dangerous stretch of freeway late at night is a sign that you will go to great lengths to be a complete dick. I think it’s also important to note that a straight couple being sexually inappropriate would get a warning, and dropped off somewhere safely. Furthermore, the fact that the cabbie dissuaded another cab from transporting them to safety, and then called it in as a fare-skipping, is pretty damning. The cop who picked them up called the cab agency to warn against charging them for the incident. This story has gone national due to how clearly outrageous the incident was, but the two women involved were initially simply hurt and in shock when this happened. The buzz started when they mentioned the issue on their private FB pages (as anyone would, honestly, this was pretty traumatic). The community response has been swift, and I for one am proud of so many people making sure this doesn’t get swept under the rug. I’d love to hear the cabbie’s side, if only to see if he owns his ignorance and apologizes, but honestly I’m not holding my breath.