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I was in favor of stricter penalties but now oppose them

Reader comment on item: More on Those Alcohol-shy Taxi Drivers

Submitted by Abu Schnorer (United States), Feb 21, 2007 at 10:48

Two lights is wrong: it is apartheid and an imposition of one religion on others. I'm glad that was killed. But I think sending the drivers back to the end of the line is sufficient penalty and the correct one. If they want to lose tons of money sitting at the back of the line, let them.

But imposing a suspension denies them the right to practise their religion in whatever twisted way they want (and it is twisted too: the Koran only says one ought'nt drink booze, not carry a person carrying it). It's important not to overreact. Back of the line is OK.

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