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Latino Limo Drivers Protest Enforcement in N.J. County

Posted on April 23, 2013

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Members of the Association of Latino Transporters, based in Morris County, N.J., staged a rally outside the Rockaway Township municipal building on April 18 to protest what they say is “harassment,” “selective enforcement” and “misapplication of the law” targeting their drivers. The protest, which drew about 70 people, was timed to occur just before court cases involving alleged violations by drivers for four association members, according to a report by the Daily Record.

“It is crystal clear that the Rockaway Township Police Department started a campaign in July 2012 that will force Latino-owned companies out of business,” the spokesman for the association, Edward Correa, told the Daily Record.

Rockaway Township Attorney John Iaciofano maintains there is no campaign of discrimination against taxi or limousine owners. Iaciofano said the township is rewriting its limo and taxi ordinance and has encountered multiple problems involving the companies, which include submissions of improper paperwork and improperly equipped motor vehicles.

Meanwhile, Correa claims police reports demonstrate a pattern of singling out Latino drivers from Latino-based transport companies operating in the area. Protesters are ultimately concerned about the economic impact of fines have on their business. Additionally, limo passengers have been asked to get out of vehicles during traffic stops.

The association has filed an internal affairs complaint with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Read the full report by the Daily Record here.

Source: Daily Record

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