The NYPD made a major mistake when they cut some slack for Muslim cab drivers who wanted to attend Friday prayers at a mosque in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The cabbies had been allowed to park in no-standing zones, and even double-park, without being ticketed. The resulting street blockage became too much for local residents, and they complained. Police responded by starting to ticket and tow the offending vehicles.
Now the cab drivers are upset. They say they are victims of religious discrimination — because they are required to obey the law like anyone else.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: