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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 08:26 AM

White TriMet bus driver denied man ride because he is black, lawsuit alleges

A 54-year-old Portland man filed a complaint in federal court Thursday alleging a TriMet bus driver violated his civil rights by refusing to let him board a bus because he is black.

Willie Taylor is asking for a federal jury trial to determine whether his rights to equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution were violated when he says a white bus driver refused to let him board a bus July 30.

"I had never experienced anything like that," Taylor, who has lived in Portland since he was 12, said in an interview. His lawsuit includes pictures of his valid ticket from that day.

TriMet declined to comment on the case citing active litigation.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2018/10/white_trimet_bus_driver_denied.html

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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 08:37 AM

1. No a lot of facts on the story but holy

Hell. Those comments.

That was not what I was expecting.

Do better Oregon Live Comments People.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2018, 12:31 PM

2. The OregonLive

comments are always super hideous. I have stopped reading them.

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