Friday, August 31, 2012

Why taxi drivers need cameras

Northern Ireland has a reputation for being a dangerous place with terrorist killing civilians all the time. In reality it is quite safe, with the biggest hazard being false rape accusations! The Belfast Telegraph reports:
Security cameras look set to be installed in taxi cabs in Londonderry to protect drivers from false rape allegations — as well as assault and robbery.

The move comes after footage from a camera led to the successful prosecution of a man found guilty of attacking a taxi driver.

This success prompted other drivers to follow suit, installing the equipment at their own expense. ...

He added: “I know a lot of drivers who will not work at night because of fears of being attacked or robbed but the biggest fear they have is of being falsely accused of rape.

“Drivers are very vulnerable and have genuine concerns about their own safety — especially at night, but not just at night — and we have a few drivers who have already installed CCTV.

“Anything that offers protection to drivers is welcome and I can certainly see the sense in having a camera installed in a taxi.

“All our drivers are thoroughly vetted before they start work for us so while a camera may make female passengers feel safer, it would be the driver who would benefit most from them.”

In Derry last December a taxi driver was accused of rape but it was not until March this year that all charges against him were dropped.
Since ungrounded accusations from a woman can ruin a man's life, we may be getting to the point where men have to wear video cameras just to protect against false accusations. Many police cars now have video cameras, partial to protect against accusations of abuse.

A Missouri politician recently got into trouple for using the term "legitimate rape" (and giving a faulty explanation of why pregnancy from rape is rare). Apparently it is politically incorrect to even suggest the possibility that an accused rape might not be a genuine rape. It could be a false accusation or a Julian Assange rape.


Anonymous said...

"This is crazy. The SPLC is the hate group. It is run by Jews who hate Christians. They are also racist and anti-American."

You have no source for this, right ? The SPLC never said that they were run by Jews who hate Christians, etc.

Re Sailer

Sailer cites studies that say, on average, blacks and Mexicans in America have lower IQs than whites,[25][26] and that Ashkenazi Jews and Northeast Asians have higher IQs than whites.[27][28]

Sailer's article on Hurricane Katrina was followed by accusations of racism from left-wing organizations Media Matters for America and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[37][38] In reference to the New Orleans slogan "let the good times roll", Sailer commented:

What you won’t hear, except from me, is that "Let the good times roll" is an especially risky message for African-Americans. The plain fact is that they tend to possess poorer native judgment than members of better-educated groups. Thus they need stricter moral guidance from society.[39]

George said...

I accidentally posted a draft. That will be posted in a couple of days.

Yes, the SPLC is a racist hate group.

Sailer writes about racial differences, so of course he gets accused of racism.

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree the SPLC is a vicious hate group but what can we do? They got their hustle down pat. The meek may inherit the Earth but it sure seems like a long time away. Ohhh the real change to false accusations of rape will come and will ONLY come will women and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Not only prosecuted but shamed as well. Right now they are protected and given sympathy.