After the Raleigh, North Carolina, city council imposed a $300-per-scooter fee and other limitations on electric scooters, Bird scooters added a $2 transportation fee to use its scooters, in addition to the $1 to unlock the scooters and 15 cents a minute to ride it already charged. Company officials say they need the new fee to offset the higher costs imposed on them by the city. But Mayor Nancy McFarlane said the price increase "profit-making decision and has nothing to do with our requirements" and insisted that the new fee is not a tax.
The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that the company pays "a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers."
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.