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.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.
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.
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.