NEW YORK- New York officials want to increase the fines given to cab drivers who do not pick up people based on race.

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The New York Post reports:

Cabdrivers who refuse passengers on the basis of race or their far-flung destinations are being targeted by taxi officials who want to stiffen fines for the escalating problem.

Officials hope that by increasing the penalties for “refusals of service” — the most egregious nonviolent offense a hack can commit — they’ll stop the 38 percent rise in trip-denial complaints that took place from 2009 to 2010.

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