The Intersection Of High Tech And Immigration: Afghan Uber Driver Kills 8-Year Old

Uber, the internet based car service, has been exposed for its immigrant based based business model. And the price of cheap transportation has been paid, paid dearly by an immigrant family. 

SFWeeky January 2, 2014 by Rachel Swan

Uber Claims It`s Not to Blame for Death of 6-Year-Old Pedestrian on New Year`s Eve

It`s been a rough year for Uber thus far.

Just four hours before the car-hire startup planned to ring in 2014 — ideally with an onslaught of high-priced trips through San Francisco`s bustling downtown corridor — one of its contracted drivers allegedly hit a family in a Tenderloin crosswalk, killing a 6-year-old girl and critically injuring her mother and brother…

San Francisco Police spokesman Gordon Shyy just released the name and booking photo of the man who told police he was an Uber driver. The suspect, 57 year-old Union City resident Syed Muzzafar, is charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. We are waiting to hear back from Uber as to whether or not Muzzafar contracts with the company.

 

 

Like Chipotle, Uber has a business model dependent on massive immigration.  We don`t know if Muzzafar is legal. He appears to be Afghani from Union City, CA, currently one of the primary centers of Afghan immigration, legal and illegal. 
The Slave Power in the car service industry, like Uber, needs immigration—the taxi and car service industries are a downward spiral for the workers. Unlike Japan, where car services and taxis are a middle class occupation for Japanese citizens.