What the hell are these people smoking?
The same city council who decided to slash police spending came up with a really expensive and unlikely plan on how they should go about restoring order to the city.
They are paying a convicted pimp a six-figure salary to … something, something, something.
Seattle now has on its payroll a convicted pimp who once vowed to “go to war” with the city — a $150,000 “street czar” whose mission is to come up with “alternatives to policing,” reports said.
Andre Taylor — who appeared in the documentary “American Pimp” about his life as “Gorgeous Dre” — is getting $12,500 per month for a year, along with an office in Seattle’s Municipal Tower, according to the contract published by PubliCola.
It comes just a year after his organization, Not This Time, was paid $100,000 to sponsor a speaker series that was called “Conversations with the Streets.”
…“Don’t just leave. Leave with something,” he told activists in a meeting caught in a recording, telling them to demand $2 million to exit the site of much of the city’s worst violence this year, the report said. They ignored his advice, the paper said, with one saying the money grab felt “off.”
…Some of the girls he pimped for were underage, according to court reports in the Las Vegas Sun.
“I was born from the streets; I come out of the deep darkness,” he said in a YouTube video earlier this year, bragging how he “had children with some of the women who were with me” when he was a pimp. —NewYorkPost
Why was this guy ‘going to war’ in the first place?
That was because his brother ‘Che’ was killed in — you guessed it — a police shooting.
The only thing we know about this guy is that he will do pretty nearly anything for a buck — including manipulation, exploitation, and conning.
Your tax dollars at work, Seattle.
Great job. Can’t possibly imagine how this plan could go awry.