Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A simple request for info on the TLC status of crash testing NYC taxi partitions.- "Hey, Ms. Taxi Regulator, Joshi, 'Any thing to say, since the last time in Dec. 2016', about crash testing taxi partitions'?"

It seems extraordinary that I need to make a FOIA request. I
 wil submit such a request, with an additional request for the materials and recordings regarding the matters addressed by Dr. John Sherman concerning partition injuries.

With the doctors' testimony there is ample evidence of danger to ACTUAL LIVE PEOPLE. There is little need to cause further damage and injury to innocent crash test dummies.

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
31-00 47th Ave, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY  11101
311 or 212 NEW.YORK (outside the five boroughs)


Meera Joshi

Re: Information Request

Dear Steve Crowell:

I am writing in response to your correspondence that is dated August 22, 2018, concerning obtaining information from our agency. Thank you for writing. 

In order to obtain information from our agency it must be approved by our Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) officer, through our Legal Department. You may submit your request by writing to: NYC TLC, Legal Department, 33 Beaver Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY  10004. Attn: Records Access Officer, Fax number 212.676.1102. 

Please visit the following link, which provides further instruction on how to submit a foil request http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/records.shtml.

Again, thank you for writing.

Ayesha McFarlane
Division of Licensing and Standards
Correspondence Unit
718-391-5501 Tel
718-391-5699 Fax

Cruiser rear ended

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Open letter to Patriots

  • Steve Crowell
South Dennis

New England Patriots Football Team
One Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Dear Sirs,
I am a patriotic American citizen trying to realize the “American Dream”
\which was explained to me this way. Find a need and fill that need faster or
 better than competitors.
I address this to the players observed kneeling during the national anthem.
Malcom Butler, Lawrence Guy, Malcom Brown and Stephen Gilmore among others.
I admire your pursuit of excellence.
You probably have taken heat for kneeling during the National Anthem. I have
an excellent suggestion that might address police brutality more effectively
than just kneeling.
You have likely heard of the “rough ride” such as the one Freddie Gray got in
Baltimore recently. It is just this kind of institutionalized, nationwide,
cowardly vicious act of police brutality that my efforts aim to address.
I have lobbied for decades trying to have federal standards enforced in the
performance of automobile interior partitions. Most cops are using a barrier
 in their cruisers, installed behind the front seat, which has been used
deliberately to inflict injury to rear seat occupants, they call it… a “cage”.
I was encouraged that the Gray case in Baltimore might have brought attention
to the need for safety law compliance in the way the police ‘equip’ their
vehicles used for prisoner transport. It did not. One might conclude from reading
all the news about the rough ride tactic of abuse that the only thing that can be
addressed is officer behavior. We are told it doesn’t happen that much anymore,
due to cameras becoming more prevalent.
“Officer Behavior” is a factor that will always be in play. I can’t make cops be
nice guys, but I can, with your help, take away the Cages and replace them with
safe, legal partitions.
Yes, I not only curse the darkness, I offer light. I have innovated the design
of automobile interior partitions in a way that happens to be the first that
complies with the law. No exemption exists which allows any variance from federal
standards, not even for the police. You can see from the dates of the following
letters, I have been working on this for decades.
See http://stevencrowell.stevenwarrencrowell.com/2016/12/sept-13-1985-miller-letter.
html for evidence of this.
Some competitors of mine have been notified that federal standards apply to
partition performance.
See http://stevencrowell.stevenwarrencrowell.com/2015/12/us-department-
of-transportation.html for evidence that my identity as whistle-blower
was compromised, the law applies, and the DOT intends to disregard this problem.
I need funding. It’s a tax write-off.

Thank you,

Steve Crowell