The law is quite clear: cab drivers are NOT allowed to cherry pick rides, except until strict conditions, and low fare is not one of them – which is why the claims that Ariela Navarro-Fenoy – who died that night – and her friend were turned down by a cabbie who refused to take them the short distance to their destination during the night of the Muzik nightclub are so disturbing. Navarro-Fenoy’s friend, Franca Abate, says they were turned down by 10 cabs who said the estimated $8 fare was too little for them to leave their place in line. As a result, the two women went back to the parking lot to find a friend to drive them – and that’s when gunfire broke out. Should cabbies be turning down fares? What has your experience been? Have you ever been turned down because your fare wasn’t enough?