Taxi driver commits suicide on City Hall steps thanks to UBER

Cabbies angry over the suicides of three drivers in the last two months heckled City Council members with oversight of their struggling industry Monday, with one demanding they “stop robbing us!”
Officials at the first hearing of the For-Hire Vehicle Committee vowed to address the issues cited by cab driver Douglas Schifter in a suicide note posted online shortly before he shot himself Feb. 5 in front of City Hall.
Schifter’s fellow cabbies jeered Taxi and Limousine Commission Commissioner Meera Joshi when she discussed fines and enforcement.
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