Seattle: More Pimps, Fewer Cops
Let’s consider two recent news items about law enforcement—or, should we say, “law enforcement”—in Seattle:
First, on September 22 came a report that the city had hired a professed pimp, one Andre Taylor, to provide “alternatives to policing.” For this “work,” Taylor, a self-styled “Street Czar,” will be paid $150,000 a year.
We might note that in addition to his time as a pimp—and that’s not Virgil calling him that, that’s Taylor calling himself that, as he starred in a documentary entitled American Pimp—Taylor, earlier this year, reportedly tried to extract $2 million from the city of Seattle to “support” the short-lived police-free Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone. He apparently had to settle for a mere $100,000.
Oh, and back in the days when he was a pimp, some of the girls he was trafficking were reportedly underage. So Virgil is willing