Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Downside of Uber...And Council wants to Double Down

The Mayor is all hot and bothered to open the doors for UBER since he was wined and dined by UBER while out in San Francisco for a "conference".  He has allowed them to operate unchecked in the City.

Here is the downside of UBER which few have discussed:

uber-driver-arrested-for-sydney-rape-on-weekend

uber-driver-charged-with-rape-in-boston

uber-rape-chicago-investigation

uber-driver-arrested-rape-case-los-angeles

uber-rape-charge-highlights-safety-concerns-for-car-hire-startups-washington-dc

uber-rape-philadelphia

india-uber-alleged-rape

uber-driver-accused-of-raping-teenager-in-cleveland

Here is the contents of the last link:

We wanted to let listserv members know about this rape, which occurred in Cleveland Park early Friday morning. Below is the information we received.

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv
www.cleveland-park.com
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A woman’s teen-age daughter used Uber car serve to return to her home last night after a late evening. The car drove up the family’s driveway around 3:30 AM. The girl walked to the door but the driver called her back. When she went back, the driver struck her on the head and raped her.
The family has a security camera in the driveway. The camera showed the driver carrying the girl’s limp body back to the house. She is now at home, trying to rest. The entire family is of course very shaken.

Because of the cameras, they know who did it. As of this morning, he had not yet been arrested, but many officers are involved and he will be.

Do you want to know UBER's policy...it's in the last rape allegation

Update from Uber:
While there are not many details available, we take these matters extremely seriously. Uber is working closely with the authorities to help in any way possible. We cannot comment on an ongoing criminal matter, but it is our policy to deactivate the driver account of someone if we receive information that they have been suspected of committing a crime. The safety of our users is absolutely paramount, and we will continue to be vigilant that riders’ safety and security are protected. – Rachel Holt, Washington, DC General Manager, Uber

Sounds like if something happens UBER merely "unlikes" the driver.

That's your Mayor... and a member of Council wants to double down and deregulate ALL FOR HIRE VEHICLES.

  • No required background checks
  • No vehicle safety
  • No driving safety regulations

Google Uber Rapes Yourself.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

With respect, you are simply wrong. Please refer to Requirements for Uber drivers @ http://www.idrivewithuber.com/uber-driver-requirements/

Maren DeWeese said...


Anonymous,

The articles are facts. Uber has a driver rape problem internationally. Now a Council member wants to scrap all licensing for any for hire operator in the City. That would mean anyone could just start picking up people regardless of background.

Scary stuff. More to come.

Maren

Anonymous said...

I don't doubt that the "rape problem" exists, I'm referring to your comment that Uber requires no background checks and that they have no safety requirements. Requirements are actually rather strict.

Maren DeWeese said...

Anonymous,

I was not saying UBER would have no background checks or safety, although their track record is suspect. I was referring to the proposed City Council ordinance to do away with any CITY required checks for any carrier (cab, uber, limo, shuttle)

Have car...can carry people.

Maren

Fed up with Pensacola said...

When you research Uber you find a lot of "kool aid" mentality...who cares if it is illegal...who cares if it puts people out of work to give those with good paying jobs extra money...who cares if its insurance fraud...who cares...drink it and give it five stars. In my opinion the mayor took a bribe and the entire city council should be outed. Put over 600 people out of work to create side jobs. Brilliant. Now let's do away with all regulations three months after we collect yearly fees...the laws were there for a reason. Those reasons have not changed. What's next? restaurants? Construction? Let's deregulate across the board and see what choas follows. Town that said no to Disney says yes to Uber. Idiots.

Anonymous said...

Uber and Hayward share the same Tallahassee Lobbyist.