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If he did it 50 feet earlier or later, he wouldn't have lost his job.
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is he an architect? was he designing something? was anyone injured? was he delivering something? was he being timed?
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is he an architect? No was he designing something? No was anyone injured? No was he delivering something? No was he being timed? No
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is the relevant job:

Artistic / musical / writer?
Banking / financial / real estate?
Clerical / Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Security / Law Enforcement?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation / Delivery / Trucking ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?
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is the relevant job:

Artistic / musical / writer?
Banking / financial / real estate?
Clerical / Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Security / Law Enforcement?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation Yes / Delivery / Trucking ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?
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Was he driving something? Did he hit the brake?
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Was he driving something? Yes Did he hit the brake? Yes, but may mislead

Blooper/Hint: I said the "relevant job" was transportation, and this is "his" job, but there are two police officers whose jobs are also relevant.
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any accidents involved? was he driving a car? lorry/truck? did he brake at the correct time? did the police tell him to stop?
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any accidents involved? No was he driving a car? No lorry/truck? No did he brake at the correct time? Noish-yope, possible FA did the police tell him to stop? Yope
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Was he driving a bus? Is there anyone else involved besides him and the police officers?
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Was he driving a bus? No Is there anyone else involved besides him and the police officers? No
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was he driving a van? train? plane? boat? something with 4 wheels? 2? none? motorised?
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was he driving a van? train? plane? boat? something with 4 wheels? Yes 2? none? motorised? Yes
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scooter? golf cart? tractor? bulldozer? taxi? other farm equipment? building/demolition equipment?
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scooter? golf cart? tractor? bulldozer? taxi? Yes other farm equipment? building/demolition equipment?
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did he commit any crime? broken traffic rules?
was there something in the taxi, which was illegal?
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did he commit any crime? Yesish broken traffic rules? No
was there something in the taxi, which was illegal? No
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did he have someone in the taxi? was he on his way to pick someone up? had he just picked them up? was he already driving them? or dropping them off? when whatever it was happened
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was he a taxi driver?
transportation of what? goods? or people?
what kind of crime?
murder? stealing? crime related to those 2 police officers? or any other?
did the police officers see him commiting crime?
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was he a taxi driver? Yes
transportation of what? goods? or people? He is a taxi driver, so it would be transportation of people
what kind of crime? Yes or no questions only, please.
murder? No stealing? No crime related to those 2 police officers? Please clarify this question or any other? See previous answer
did the police officers see him commiting crime? Yesish
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did he have someone in the taxi? No was he on his way to pick someone up? Yes had he just picked them up? No was he already driving them? No or dropping them off? No when whatever it was happened The previous answers assume that "whatever it was" refers to the "it" in the puzzle statement.
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was the crime was regarding parking?
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did he pass in between two turns, as a shortcut?
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was the crime was regarding parking? No
did he pass in between two turns, as a shortcut? No
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Would any of us be arrested/lose jobs if we were doing the same thing? Have you ever done it? Parallel parking? Did he do it driving? Do it parking? Stopping? Did he hit something? Relevant why they fired him? Did he make his company lose money?
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Was he caught littering?
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For the below questiona I will answer both for:

A - The "it" in the puzzle statement.

B - The crime he committed.


Would any of us be arrested/lose jobs if we were doing the same thing? A: no; B: possibly Have you ever done it? A: no, because I have never driven a car, but almost everyone who has driven a car probably has; B: no Parallel parking? A: no; B: no Did he do it driving? A: yes; B: no Do it parking? A: no; B: no Stopping? A: no; B: yesish

Did he hit something? No Relevant why they fired him? Yes, but possible FA Did he make his company lose money? No

Was he caught littering: No
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So, the crime he committed was stopping(somehow) after driving? Would it be a crime punishable by a fine? Speeding? Did the police catch him with a radar gun? Relevant where this took place? On a highway? A big city? Countryside?
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So, the crime he committed was stopping(somehow) after driving? Well, that was the action he did to commit the crime, but the actual crime is something else Would it be a crime punishable by a fine? Possibly, but not in this case Speeding? No Did the police catch him with a radar gun? No Relevant where this took place? Yes On a highway? No A big city? Yes Countryside? No
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was any other person(s)was/were involved in the crime, apart from the taxi driver & the 2 police officers? was any other person(s)were in trouble as a result of this crime? or could they be?
is where it took place, a big city is important?did he stopped on being told by the police officers?was the person whom he was on his way to pick up, important?was he running away from somthing/ just doing his normal job? did he commit the crime by chance or intentionally?
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was any other person(s)was/were involved in the crime, apart from the taxi driver & the 2 police officers? No was any other person(s)were in trouble as a result of this crime? No or could they be? No
is where it took place, a big city is important? Yes did he stopped on being told by the police officers? Yope was the person whom he was on his way to pick up, important? Yes was he running away from something? No just doing his normal job? Yes did he commit the crime by chance or intentionally? By chance, at least according to his version of events, which is what I am going on in this puzzle
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Did the polce think he committed a crime but he did not? Did they think he committed a crime more serious than what he did? Was "it" (in the puzzle statent) picking up his fare?
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Did the police think he committed a crime but he did not? Yope Did they think he committed a crime more serious than what he did? No Was "it" (in the puzzle statement) picking up his fare? No, but...

Recap:

A taxi driver did two things in a row:

1. "It" - which he did while the cab did not have a passenger, but was on the road being driven. (Call this action A.)

2. The "criminal" action - which involved stopping the cab. However, this was a crime more serious than a mere traffic violation. (Call this action B.)

If he had done action A about 50 feet earlier or later, then he would not have been branded a criminal.

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Was action B blocking a fire hydrant? Did it endanger a life? Aid another crime that was taking place?

Did action A involve saying something? Coming to a realization? Interacting with anyone else?
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Is his to-be passenger relevant? Did he stop to pick him up? Or stop because stopped by a police car? Is the first action turning?
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Was his criminal action intentional?
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To re-phrase my last question...did he know that he was committing a criminal act?
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Was action B blocking a fire hydrant? No Did it endanger a life? no Aid another crime that was taking place? No

Did action A involve saying something? no Coming to a realization? No Interacting with anyone else? No

Is his to-be passenger relevant? Yes Did he stop to pick him up? Yes (this was action B) Or stop because stopped by a police car? No Is the first action turning? Yope

Was his criminal action intentional? No
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Was his passenger a criminal and he was unintentionally aiding him? Was his passenger a bank robber?

If he had done action A earlier, he would not have been in right place and time for action B to take place?
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So, picking up the passenger in itself was illegal? Is the country this takes place in relevant? The year? If it had been a different person being picked up, would it still be illegal? Was the person flagging a taxi?
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Was his passenger a criminal and he was unintentionally aiding him? No Was his passenger a bank robber? No

If he had done action A earlier, he would not have been in right place and time for action B to take place? This is correct

So, picking up the passenger in itself was illegal? Yesish Is the country this takes place in relevant? Yes The year? Yes If it had been a different person being picked up, would it still be illegal? Depends on which person, but if it wasn't this particular person at this particular time, he would almost certainly not have been caught Was the person flagging a taxi? Yes
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Is anything about the person's physical nature relevant? Gender? Race? Height/weight? Clothing?
Does this take place in Europe? North America? South America? Asia? Europe? the Middle East?

Was action A changing lanes? Getting onto a certain street? Somehow indicating that he was available to pick up a passenger? Dropping off another passenger?
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Is anything about the person's I assume you mean the person he picked up physical nature relevant? See below Gender? Race? Yes Height/weight? Clothing?
Does this take place in Europe? North America? Yes South America? Asia? Europe? the Middle East?

Was action A changing lanes? Yes Getting onto a certain street? Somehow indicating that he was available to pick up a passenger? Dropping off another passenger?
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Is it illegal to pick up a person of a certain race? To pick up a person of one race while ignoring another?
Does this take place before 1940? Between 1940-1970? After 1970?

If he had changed lanes earlier or later, he wouldn't have picked up the passenger and therefore wouldn't have broken the law, right? Because traffic patterns wouldn't have allowed him to? Because he wouldn't have noticed the person? Because he wouldn't be obligated to?
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Is it illegal to pick up a person of a certain race? See next answer To pick up a person of one race while ignoring another? Yes
Does this take place before 1940? Between 1940-1970? After 1970? After 1970

If he had changed lanes earlier or later, he wouldn't have picked up the passenger and therefore wouldn't have broken the law, right? Yes, at least he wouldn't have picked up that particular passenger. Because traffic patterns wouldn't have allowed him to? See hint below Because he wouldn't have noticed the person? No Because he wouldn't be obligated to? No

Recap/Hints:

A taxi driver lost his job because he broke the law by picking up a white passenger while ignoring a black one. If he changed lanes 50 feet later, he would have been stuck in the middle of traffic and therefore not in position to pick up the passenger.

The two questions that still need to be answered are:

- Why would he have have been okay if he had changed lanes 50 feet earlier?

- There is still one additional key fact that is needed to explain the situation. What is it?
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Would he have turned in another street if he had changed lanes 50 feet earlier?

I guess the missing bit is why he picked up the white passenger instead of the black one. Is this correct? Is there a special reason why he did that?
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Would he have turned in another street if he had changed lanes 50 feet earlier? No

I guess the missing bit is why he picked up the white passenger instead of the black one. This is part of it but there is actually another key fact as well Is there a special reason why he did that? Yes
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Is it because he himself is black and didn't want to look discriminatory by only picking up the black man?
Are you allowed to pick up more than one passenger in a taxi?
...I'm stuck on this one....
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Is it because he himself is black and didn't want to look discriminatory by only picking up the black man? No
Are you allowed to pick up more than one passenger in a taxi? You can certainly pick up more than one passenger at a time if they all get in as a group, but you're not allowed to pick up a passenger while you're already transporting another one
...I'm stuck on this one.... The answer is really quite simple.
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Does it have anything to do with multiple passengers?

If he had changed lanes 50 feet earlier, would the black man not have wanted a ride? Would the white man not have wanted a ride? Were the two men together? Are their positions on the street relevant?

Is there any relevant person other than the taxi driver, police officer, the black person, and the white person?
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Does it have anything to do with multiple passengers? There were not multiple passengers in the cab, but there were multiple relevant potential passengers on the street

If he had changed lanes 50 feet earlier, would the black man not have wanted a ride? No, but possible FA Would the white man not have wanted a ride? No, but possible FA Were the two men together? Yope Are their positions on the street relevant? Yes

Is there any relevant person other than the taxi driver, police officer There were two, the black person, and the white person? No, and FA
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Discounting the taxi driver and law enforcement, is there a black person involved? Is there more than one? Is there a white person involved? Is there more than one? Did the driver pick up one person? More than one?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Discounting the taxi driver and law enforcement, is there a black person involved? No Is there more than one? No Is there a white person involved? Again discounting the taxi driver and law enforcement, no Is there more than one? No Did the driver pick up one person? Yes More than one? No
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hint: He was stuck in the middle.
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...Were both potential passengers on the same side of the road? So if he had changed lanes earlier, he would have gotten the first person, thus showing he was getting the first customer he saw? And if he had changed later, he would have missed them both, when he in fact changed lanes just in time to get the second passenger? (Thus making the first one angry?)
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...Were both potential passengers on the same side of the road? So if he had changed lanes earlier, he would have gotten the first person, thus showing he was getting the first customer he saw? And if he had changed later, he would have missed them both, when he in fact changed lanes just in time to get the second passenger? (Thus making the first one angry?)

Yes! Spoiler:

This occurred during Operation Refusal, a plan implemented in New York City by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to catch racially-discriminatory taxi drivers. Undercover cops posed as taxi passengers and hailed a cab, with a black cop positioned before the white cop. If the taxi driver passes the black cop to pick up the white cop, he is caught and his license is taken away.
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

O__o Wow, I feel smart, that was a total guess! Good puzzle, Alex! Give us another!

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