This weekend we talked to Jerrell Horton about his harrowing cab experience that occurred on Saturday night, when he was hopping into a cab in Manhattan—and like many before him—was met with a driver who did not like his destination of Brooklyn. Except unlike many before him, he was then dragged down the street by the driver. He sent the above photos and told us, "It was insane. He stopped, and when I told him my destination he took off while I was dragging from the door... He knew he was dragging me. I was injured."

Well, now the Daily News has picked up the story, and the 23-year-old Horton tells them he believes "this is racial profiling and it's sickening. It's ridiculous trying to find a cab that will take you where you want to go if you're a black man. I am the first person in my family to go to college, I have accomplished things. All they see is a black man, a potential hoodlum. It's very disheartening. I'm a black guy yes, but I have a job, I have a college degree, I live in a nice area in Bushwick." At this time it's unknown who the driver is, but Horton says he thinks he was Middle Eastern.

As we noted over the weekend, the Taxicab Rider Bill of Rights states that riders have the right to be taken to "any destination in NYC, Westchester, Nassau, or Newark Airport." However, as we also noted, everyone is having a problem getting a lift to Brooklyn these days, so this may just be a case of borough profiling.