Friday, July 11, 2003

Let's Be Careful Out There

Colleagues fearful after Minneapolis cabby slain

Pioneer Press

A 38-year-old cabdriver, the father of a toddler with another child on the way, was shot and killed on duty early Thursday in North Minneapolis.

Police released little information about the killing of Ahmed H. Ahmed and couldn't say what the motive was or whether it was random. The shooting of a taxi driver, a rare occurrence in Minneapolis, had drivers in the city fearful.
If you drive a taxi and your (justifiably) nervous check, here and here. Please not that the latter item, an OSHA Fact Sheet (issued when I was there with the good guys) "no longer represents OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only."

I guess it's OK for cabbies to get killed now.