Portland City Commissioner Demands $ 18 Million Cut to Police Budget But She Calls Cops Over Dispute With Taxi Driver Who Didn't Want to Close Windows
Hypocritical Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty got into a spat with a Lyft driver who refused to comply with the whims of a city official. The woman also refused to leave the car and called the police. Earlier, Hardesty came up with a proposal to strip the police budget of nearly $ 20 million.
The driver, Richmond Frost has followed the company's recommendations for protecting against coronavirus. According to the new policy, it is advisable to leave windows open for better ventilation of the car interior.
Hardesty insisted that the driver close the windows, and when she didn't get what she wanted, the police were called.
The 63-year-old commissioner also refused to leave the car because it was cold outside.
“Well, I've got a Lyft driver that decided he would just drop me off at a filling station. Well, I'm not getting out of the car, in the dark, at a filling station, not happening. All because I asked him to put the window up. I'm not leaving,” Hardesty told the 911 operator, reports Oregon Live.
The service industry, in particular taxi drivers, have faced all possible restrictions due to the pandemic. However, they do not stop working, putting their own lives in danger.