Yu Mein 'Kenny' Chow Was Last Seen On May 11, His Taxi Was Found A Block From The River


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The family of a New York City cab driver is in mourning after a body pulled from the East River was identified as the man who had gone missing earlier this month amid financial concerns.

Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow’s family had filed a missing persons report shortly after he was last seen on May 11. His cab was found in Manhattan a block from the East River.

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Authorities retrieved the body from the river on Wednesday.

His family said Chow was feeling financial pressure from a $700,000 loan on his medallion, the permit that lets someone have a yellow taxi in New York City.

The value of the medallions has gone down significantly in recent years with the rise of app-based hailing services.

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  1. $700,000 for a medallion is highway robbery. It is time to reclaim the common law and stop this and all licensing scams once and for all.

    Under common law the government has no authority over any peaceful person unless and until harm is done to another person or another person’s property. The government is not a person it cannot claim harm to itself by a peaceful person nor can it charge anyone for a common law crime as only a sovereign, one of the People, can file charges against another person. Most importantly under the common law no person acting as an agent of any government entity or derivative thereof can compel any peaceful person to do anything against their will, like pay taxes.

    The use of statutory edicts parading under the color of law is the underlying scam brought to us by lawyers at all levels of government enhancing their monopoly of the law and allowing them through government guns to create a legal paradigm in which they profit by the necessity for their services on both sides of the legal system as employees of the government enforcing their monopoly and as attorneys on the other side acting as defenders of the victims of the monopoly. Good cop, bad cop in action.

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