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D.C. Taxicab Commission keeps people in the dark

C.J. Ciaramella Contributor
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The D.C. Taxicab Commission likes to keep people in the dark. Literally.

After arresting two reporters on Wednesday for having the temerity to photograph its public meeting, the commission threw out WTOP journalist Mark Segraves, who entered the commission office to ask about the arrests.

After security removed Segraves, they locked the door behind him and turned out the lights, leaving the whole office in the dark.

Energy saving measure or strangely appropriate analogy for how the commission feels about keeping the public informed?

The two arrested journalists — Pete Tucker of thefightback.org and Jim Epstein of Reason.tv — were charged with disorderly conduct and “remaining.” They were released the same day.