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Shortly after midnight one October night in 2017, Alison Turkos left a Crown Heights bar, hopped in a Lyft with a driver who goes by the name "Raggie" and thought she was heading home to Williamsburg.
Instead, she was held at gunpoint and driven to New Jersey, where two men were waiting, and was gang raped, according to Turkos. The entire trip took 80 minutes.
Now Turkos is suing Lyft in Superior Court in San Francisco, where the company is based. Turkos, now 31, is not seeking money, but wants the company to change its safety policies and do a better job vetting drivers. She's also suing the NYPD over inadequate and poorly trained staff at the Special Victims Unit that deals with rape reports. That case is still pending.
 

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With how easily criminals with past records still managed to pass Uber and Lyft's background checks, you gotta wonder what the threshold for them was when it comes to not allowing people

Background Checker 1: Hmm, ok so this guy had prior records of rape... homicide..., robbery... domestic abuse... arson... child molestation...

Background Checker 2: Does he have hate crime records or discrimination records?

Background Checker 1: Nope, he's not a racist and he's not a homophobe.

Background Checker 2: Ah, ok just approve the guy.

Background Checker 1: Okie dokie!
 

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There is hardly a daygoes by without reading Lyft-related rape stories. It's time for Lyft to enforce std test .
 
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