Are New York’s finest routinely using Yellow Cabs as police cars? That’s Matt Guariglia’s question in Motherboard.
In 2013, a few friends and I were walking to a party in the Lower East Side when a taxi pulled quickly up to the curb alongside us. Two cops, both in plain clothes and unrecognizable as police with the exception of small earpieces, jumped out of the cab and frisked one of us.
One year later, I witnessed something strange while I walked up Second Avenue. A taxicab had pulled over another taxicab. The vehicle to the rear was indistinguishable from the cab in front of it with the one notable exception being the flashing red and blue lights hidden inside the grill.