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Old 04-02-2019, 03:33 PM
 
Location: London U.K.
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Originally Posted by greglovesoldtrucks View Post
How terrible. The days of the big yellow taxi "Checker" cabs being the main sort of hired personal transport, sort of made this type of mistake and then heinous crime, less likely to happen.


I wonder if UBER will take any actions that will help people to know a Uber vehicle, is really a Uber ?



This was a report under the FOI act in U.K. in 2016
Granted I donít have the link, but just Google Uber sexual attacks, London, U.K.

Uber drivers accused of 32 rapes and sex attacks on London passengers over the past year
New statistics reveal one assault every 11 days last year by drivers on popular car-hire app
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Cab drivers are total strangers.

Bus drivers - not to mention the passengers - are total strangers.

Walk into a shop and you're the only customer? You're alone with a total stranger.

The only 'angle' to this story is that it involves a recent concept (Uber and their analogs), which leads people who haven't really though this whole thing through to freak out. Those same people - the ones running around saying "OMG, Uber is scary!" think nothing of getting into their own car... despite the fact that, on average, more than 100 Americans die every day on the roads. And, somehow, that doesn't send them into a similar tizzy.

Gatopescado certainly wasn't "freaking out"--nor did he appear to be "in a tizzy."
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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He didn't lure her, she went to him. She was drunk, irrational and confused. What happened next?


He was a predator seeking prey.

He lured her into the car by acting as her designated Uber driver. He enabled the child lock mechanism, thereby assuring she would not be able to escape from the car. Imagine her horror when she realized that she was not heading toward her home.

The murderer is not the victim here. How do you know she was irrational? Confused? Up until her death she could have thought it was, indeed, an Uber driver attacking her.

Her mistake was not verifying the Uber prior to entering the car. Sometimes, the penalty for our poor decisions is far greater than we deserve. I have the utmost sympathy for her and her family.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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Really? I'm sure nothing she did would have in any way justified his choice to murder her.
No one is suggesting that she is responsible for his decisions, only that she is responsible for her decision to get too drunk to think and for hopping into a vehicle with a stranger.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I am sitting in an Uber car as I Type. Vigilance is key. The safety measures are there to be used. Here is another one: You also get the driver profile, which includes time on the job, rides given, and ratings. Does Yellow Cab to this? It’s not foolproof, but neither is riding a bus.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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No one is suggesting that she is responsible for his decisions, only that she is responsible for her decision to get too drunk to think and for hopping into a vehicle with a stranger.
Just making sure since you shared the story of how you were so afraid of the "two big scruffy drunks" who hopped into your car that you couldn't even tell them to get out. This is obviously not that situation. I'm sure he didn't murder her because he feared for his safety.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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He was a predator seeking prey.

He lured her into the car by acting as her designated Uber driver. He enabled the child lock mechanism, thereby assuring she would not be able to escape from the car. Imagine her horror when she realized that she was not heading toward her home.

The murderer is not the victim here. How do you know she was irrational? Confused? Up until her death she could have thought it was, indeed, an Uber driver attacking her.

Her mistake was not verifying the Uber prior to entering the car. Sometimes, the penalty for our poor decisions is far greater than we deserve. I have the utmost sympathy for her and her family.
I'm sure her last hours on earth were horrifying beyond our imaginations, rip.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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They caught the animal that did it... Does it make me a racist to say they need to have a rope around his neck before its suppertime. Why waste a meal on him.
If you have to question whether it is racist, it is probably racist.



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I am sitting in an Uber car as I Type. Vigilance is key. The safety measures are there to be used. Here is another one: You also get the driver profile, which includes time on the job, rides given, and ratings. Does Yellow Cab to this? Itís not foolproof, but neither is riding a bus.
Arcenal's last post on city-data, everybody. Let's all have a moment of silence.

Just kidding, hope you made it to your destination safe and sound!
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Riders have to be careful and vigilant.

Look...In the end, though, this perp wasn't even an Uber driver, so you can't blame this on Uber, anyway.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:48 PM
 
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I've seen the video of her walking over to the Impala to get in just as it pulls in front, and it sure doesn't look like she's so drunk that she can't function or think. It's just a combination of multiple things already mentioned in this thread, that she is one of those 'trusting' types of people that just do things without really thinking too much about it. She just walks right over to the car and gets in the back.

I'm sure the Uber driver that was going to pick her up feels badly about this incident too.

We just don't know the exact details of what happened and we may never know.

By the way, the GoFundMe account set up for her family is now at over $70K from an initial goal of $5K.
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