And a lot of "stupid shills" ignore the fact that the ordinances concerning taxi medallions and fees were instituted at the behest of the taxi companies themselves in order to limit competition. Now, they're whining about the very idea they asked for. Wait... what's that I hear?... could that tiny little sound be the world's smallest violin playing a mournful tune?
I no longer trust the police to protect me. I view the police as a danger to me, someone to avoid and be wary of. Yes, I'm sure there are good cops out there, but they actively protect the bad ones, so what's the difference?
You already lost your argument by your craven ad hominems and outright lies. The public overwhelmingly prefers Uber (and Lyft, etc.) to traditional taxis in every city where they operate. If the service was so expensive and poor, if it was such a bad quality, then Uber/Lyft, etc. would quickly go out of business. But, that's not the case, and that's why people like you (who I suspect is now astroturfing for the incumbent taxi industry) are so afraid and are resorting to spreading FUD and lies. You have nothing else. The sooner the incumbent taxi industry puts their resources into improving their service instead of trying to buy the politicians into creating obstacles for competitors, the better we all will be.
And they wonder why trust of police is declining... I'm a white, middle-aged man and I've had several family members who are/were police officers. But, in the last few years my trust of police has gone down to zero. I do not trust them to have my best interest at heart. I do not trust them to be honest.
Sorry, I have no sympathy for the parents. Facebook hacked? Yeah, right. Even they don't believe it, they are purposely lying and trying to mitigate their own culpability with a ludicrous fabrication. The Sheriff is over-reaching for sure, but faced with such brazenly arrogant parents, I don't think it is so unwarranted.
This deputy needs a good old fashioned Texas ass-kicking. As do every one of you who've hijacked this topic to bicker about the temperature of coffee. You all should be ashamed, you're like a freakin' dog spotting a squirrel. Grow up!
I smell something fishy about this "Consumer Watchdog" group. If the money trail is followed to its source, I am almost certain you'd see a connection to either Apple or Microsoft. Of course, I'm sure they obfuscate their connection very well.