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Not an Uber, but a luxury black car driver "dispatched with an iPad" killed en route to EWR.

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Jeez! Anybody else seeing this as another possible RED FLAG why Ubering might not be a smart decision or are you one of the Uber drivers who thinks that having a dash cam would have prevented this?

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To make things easier, here's the link: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/08/cab_driver_fatally_shot_in_newark_6th_killing_sinc.html

And the article:

By Paul Milo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEWARK - A man who a colleague said drove a "V.I.P." livery cab was shot and killed on Frelinghuysen Avenue Friday night, the latest deadly violence in a string of killings that began Wednesday.

Anthony Ambrose, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, said the man was shot and killed around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block near East Peddie Street in a neighborhood with several factories and warehouses.

RELATED: Slain cabbie identified as 45-year old Newark man

Ambrose did not immediately confirm the victim's identity, but a cab driver at the scene said they both worked for Classic of Newark. The driver, who did not wish to give his name, said he saw the call the murdered man responded to on his iPad, which is used to notify drivers of fares, the driver said. The driver also said that the murdered man drove a specially equipped luxury cab often ordered by wealthier clients for rides to Newark Liberty Airport.

He and another cab driver at the scene directed their ire at city officials who they claim do not do enough to protect them.

"You don't know who you're going to pick up, you don't," the driver said.

RELATED: More than 100 extra cops hit the streets following killings

The city's latest killing comes as city officials are coping with a surge of violence that left five people dead in a 36-hour span that began early Wednesday. In response, the city stepped up its police presence, putting more desk officers on the streets and adding helicopter patrols.

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