Earlier this month, the Connecticut Post covered a crackdown on Mexicana Taxi, a cab service in Bridgeport that does an apparently brisk business without permission from the state.

"We see them as predators who are endangering the public and taking business away from companies that are following the rules," said Dennis King, manager of regulatory compliance for the state Department of Transportation [DOT].... Police here have arrested drivers for Mexicana Taxi, a new company that finds clients by leaving business cards in bodegas and churches, and caters mostly to a Hispanic clientele.