http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/suspended-cabbie-insists-he-has-right-to-wear-nazi-armband/ There's video but I have no idea how to embed it here. But his photo is worth 1,000 words. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) â€” A New York City cab driver insisted Friday that it is his right, hands down, to wear a Nazi armband â€“ even if the Taxi and Limousine Commission says otherwise. As CBS 2â€™s Lou Young reported Friday evening, Gabriel Diaz, 26, spoke outside of his familyâ€™s home in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, after he was suspended for wearing a swastika while driving the cab. â€œI am. Iâ€™m a National Socialist â€“ what you guys call a Nazi. I am. Iâ€™m a believer of it,â€ Diaz said. Diaz was suspended for wearing the armband while driving his cab.Not just once, but multiple times, photos sent to the Anti-Defamation League and to the Taxi and Limousine Commission sparked an investigation.Diaz told Young he knew the symbol would offend some people, but denied being anti-Semitic.â€œI donâ€™t hate Jews. Iâ€™m critical of them, but I donâ€™t hate them. That doesnâ€™t mean that Iâ€™m anti-Semitic. That donâ€™t make me a hater,â€ Diaz said. â€œWho says you have to be white to be a National Socialist? You donâ€™t have to be white, it can be anybody.â€ When Young asked Diaz whether he knew 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis, Diaz replied, â€œI have no comment on that right now.â€ There is no indication that Diaz discussed National Socialism with his fares. He wore the symbol on his forearm where it mostly offended passersby. It is not illegal to wear a swastika in public, but it is against TLC rules to wear one while driving a New York City cab. â€œThe TLC responded right away when we came to them,â€ said Evan Bernstein of the Anti-Defamation League. â€œTheir course of action, we felt, was really appropriate and expedient.â€ The course is a 30-day suspension of his hack license for â€œacting against the best interests of the public.â€ â€œHopefully, he realizes this is wrong,â€ Bernstein said. â€œHopefully, he learns from this mistake.â€ When asked if he was sorry, Diaz said: â€œIt pains me that I have to apologize. You know, it pains me. I donâ€™t want to apologize,â€ before going on to make remarks about gays and Muslims. If and when he returns to a New York City taxi, Diaz has promised to leave the Nazi armband at home.