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This article appears on FoxNews.com, not on Babylon Bee, so I’m presuming this is not satire. Apparently Seattle has hired Mr. Andre Taylor as “Street Czar” to assist them with transitioning from defunding the police to “alternatives to policing.” Mr. Taylor was better known as “Gorgeous Dre” when he worked as a pimp. Perhaps he treated his prostitutes better than other pimps normally do. Perhaps not. He was convicted, sentenced to five years, and served a little more than one. He is known more recently for assisting the mostly peaceful residents of CHOP in Seattle with their negotiations with the city:
“Andrè spoke with organizers about how to turn activism and organizing into action at the state, local and federal level, and urged individuals to leave Capitol Hill.”
However, Taylor also encouraged CHOP protesters to ask the city for money before agreeing to leave the occupied zone.
“You gotta get something,” he told protesters in a recorded conversation, according to the Seattle Times. “Let me make that happen for you, and then I can bring that back to you. I don’t know, we’ll ask for $2 million. They might give us $1 million, but let’s ask for it. Because the reason why we’re holding that space is not only for George Floyd but for the millions of George Floyds.”
The reasoning he displays in that last paragraph is probably why the city of Seattle feels that he can help them with their current problems. Or perhaps not. It really is a wonderful paragraph. You should read it again.
One would think that Seattle leftists, who are so concerned with how women are treated in today’s society, would be reluctant to hire a pimp to develop a new police force. One would think that forcing women to sell their bodies would not be a résumé-enhancer while applying for government jobs. But one would be mistaken.
As you might imagine, some critics find Mr. Taylor’s generous compensation package to be concerning, considering the circumstances. But he defends his arrangement with the city thusly:
“Me, as a Black man has the right to be paid for my genius or for whatever my organization can provide. Black people as a whole have not been in a place to be compensated for their genius or their work for a very, very long time.”
The reporter who asked him the question might have reminded him that Seattle’s police chief was a black woman, and she was extremely well compensated for her time. But the reporter did not do so. Must have slipped her mind.
She might also have asked what he thought the black female former police chief thought of pimps who made money by forcing women to sell their bodies. But she did not. Must have slipped her mind.
The black female former police chief must find it ironic that she was forced to resign so the city could hire an ex-con pimp to develop better ways to do her job. I would love to hear her opinion on that, after a couple of glasses of wine.
Still, it’s gratifying to finally see some good news coming from the west coast. The frustrated residents of Seattle can rest easy now. Their “policing problem” is in good hands. They must be relieved.
Unless they’re racists.Published in