A judge has temporarily blocked Santa Monica's new taxi franchising system after Armenian American cabbies complained they were excluded.
The Taxi Drivers Association of Santa Monica, which represents five Armenian American-owned or operated cab companies and 300 drivers, filed a discrimination suit against the city on Tuesday.
In June, Santa Monica officials review franchise applications and chose five of 13 cab companies, none of them Armenian American owned or operated. The franchise system begins next week.Santa Monicans might be singing with System of a Down: "Looking at life through the eyes of a tire hub.../The toxicity of our city, of our city."
(NOTE: Here at StopRoadSocialism.com, we use the term "fascism" as defined by John T. Flynn and others: State-sponsored and bureaucracy-regulated syndicalism. Our use of the term does not necessarily carry the extra freight of racism. Though in the above case, that shoe arguable also fits.)