Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Seattle Hires Pimp as New Police Consultant

 

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.

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  1. Henry Racette Contributor

    (Struggling to come up with something wryly cynical yet amusing….)

    I got nothing.

    • #1
    • September 23, 2020, at 9:56 AM PDT
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  2. Hoyacon Member

    You can donate here:

    Andre Taylor identified strongly with Daniel from the Bible, who interpreted the visions and dreams of kings. And like Daniel, he spent 3 years in a Babylonian captivity of sorts. But Daniel never had quite the unorthodox career path of Andre.

    It’s good to see Mr. Taylor achieving a form of upward mobility after his “Babylonian captivity.” Exploiting the taxpayer is certainly a better gig than exploiting women.

    • #2
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:08 AM PDT
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  3. Ontheleftcoast Member

    “Seattle has hired a visionary Black businessman who ran a [expletive]share business which provided entrepreneurial women an opportunity to set their own schedules and provide a needed service to the Seattle community.”

    I may be cynical, but I wonder if this was a factor:

    “His other qualifications include having a brother who was killed as a result of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s policies, and being willing to drop a threatened multimillion dollar lawsuit.”

    Or maybe:

    “As a long standing leader in the personal services field, he has a long client list and has earned a reputation for discretion and attention to detail; this has enabled him to build a business which provided multiple revenue streams and a quiet but influential following.” 

    • #3
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:13 AM PDT
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  4. JennaStocker Member

    NOTE: If I later find that this article was satire, I will remove this post. But I really don’t think it is. 

    Just the fact we can’t be 100% certain this is parody or not speaks volumes. Strange times, indeed.

    • #4
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:17 AM PDT
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  5. Sisyphus Coolidge
    SisyphusJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So white politicians have selected a black pimp, which is to say a slave master, (with a record contract?) to keep people of specific melanin levels in line going forward. Because the people of Ben Carson and Colin Powell and Morgan Freeman need this kind of cultural, social, and political leadership to guide them into the new golden age. 

    I am in awe. Trump has once more five dimensional chessed the “Party of Science” into acts so stupid they rupture the space time continuum. He does control the vertical! He does control the horizontal! I don’t like the guy, but he’s beginning to grow on me a little.

    • #5
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:22 AM PDT
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  6. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    I’ll do it for half the price. If interested text “libertarian” to 1-800-GOOD-COP.

    • #6
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:23 AM PDT
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  7. Vance Richards Member
    Vance RichardsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dr. Bastiat:

    If I later find that this article was satire, I will remove this post. But I really don’t think it is. 

     

    Seattle Times has the same story, so it is real.

    He is rewarded for taking over a section of the city (a section that had a couple of murders during its “autonomous” stage). I don’t think leaders of any actual non-violent protests are getting similar deals. Violence works . . . when governments are afraid to squash it.

    • #7
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:38 AM PDT
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  8. Full Size Tabby Member

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed. 

    • #8
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:43 AM PDT
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  9. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed.

    That is how white privilege is supposed to work.

    • #9
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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  10. Sisyphus Coolidge
    SisyphusJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed.

    That is how white privilege is supposed to work.

    Clearly I’m doing it wrong. Tell me more.

    • #10
    • September 23, 2020, at 10:47 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  11. Full Size Tabby Member

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed.

    That is how white privilege is supposed to work.

    Clearly I’m doing it wrong. Tell me more.

    Me too. My former employer stopped sending me a paycheck after the employer told me it didn’t need my white man genius anymore. And that’s not the first time that has happened in my life. I’m missing something on this white man privilege I am supposed to have. 

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    • September 23, 2020, at 11:02 AM PDT
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  12. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed.

    That is how white privilege is supposed to work.

    Clearly I’m doing it wrong. Tell me more.

    Me too. My former employer stopped sending me a paycheck after the employer told me it didn’t need my white man genius anymore. And that’s not the first time that has happened in my life. I’m missing something on this white man privilege I am supposed to have.

    I’m not the expert. Hunter Biden is.

    Not only has he been capitalizing (oooh, that word!) on his extensive experience in the Ukrainian energy sector, he has ” sent funds to Ukrainian and Russian nationals living in the U.S. that are “linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” according to the report.”

    I wonder if the Arkansas stripper knows about them?

    Hunter Biden makes Billy Carter look like Albert Schweitzer.

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    • September 23, 2020, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  13. Susan in Seattle Member
    Susan in SeattleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Welcome to my world. 

    • #13
    • September 23, 2020, at 11:31 AM PDT
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  14. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Susan in Seattle (View Comment):

    Welcome to my world.

    You have my sympathy.

    • #14
    • September 23, 2020, at 11:35 AM PDT
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  15. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western ChauvinistJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I just want to know when decent, everyday black Americans are going to say, “Enough! We don’t want people like this representing us.” And then vote accordingly. 

    I hope and pray it’s soon. 

    • #15
    • September 23, 2020, at 11:38 AM PDT
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  16. CACrabtree Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed.

    That is how white privilege is supposed to work.

    Clearly I’m doing it wrong. Tell me more.

    Me too. My former employer stopped sending me a paycheck after the employer told me it didn’t need my white man genius anymore. And that’s not the first time that has happened in my life. I’m missing something on this white man privilege I am supposed to have.

    I’m not the expert. Hunter Biden is.

    Not only has he been capitalizing (oooh, that word!) on his extensive experience in the Ukrainian energy sector, he has ” sent funds to Ukrainian and Russian nationals living in the U.S. that are “linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” according to the report.”

    I wonder if the Arkansas stripper knows about them?

    Hunter Biden makes Billy Carter look like Albert Schweitzer.

    Hey, cut him some slack. He’s a military hero…

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/17/hunter-biden-drug-test/17427857/

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    • September 23, 2020, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  17. CACrabtree Coolidge

    “Me, as a black man has the right to be paid for my genius…”

    This entire situation bears a resemblance to a parody of “blaxploitation” movies called “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”. Evidently Mr. Taylor’s character will be akin to the role of Flyguy…

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    • September 23, 2020, at 11:59 AM PDT
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  18. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Susan in Seattle (View Comment):

    Welcome to my world.

    Do you think it’s possible for things to get bad enough that Seattle residents might consider changing how they vote? And if so, how bad would that be? Smoking ruins of a dystopian future? Or just another month or two of riots?

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    • September 23, 2020, at 12:01 PM PDT
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  19. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Now maybe Fox News took Mr. Taylor’s comments out of context, but he seems to think he is entitled to be paid just for being a black man with self-proclaimed genius. No output or benefit for others needed.

    That is how white privilege is supposed to work.

    Clearly I’m doing it wrong. Tell me more.

    Me too. My former employer stopped sending me a paycheck after the employer told me it didn’t need my white man genius anymore. And that’s not the first time that has happened in my life. I’m missing something on this white man privilege I am supposed to have.

    I’m not the expert. Hunter Biden is.

    Not only has he been capitalizing (oooh, that word!) on his extensive experience in the Ukrainian energy sector, he has ” sent funds to Ukrainian and Russian nationals living in the U.S. that are “linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” according to the report.”

    I wonder if the Arkansas stripper knows about them?

    Hunter Biden makes Billy Carter look like Albert Schweitzer.

    Sloe Joe is getting pissed

     

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    • September 23, 2020, at 12:39 PM PDT
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  20. Susan in Seattle Member
    Susan in SeattleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Susan in Seattle (View Comment):

    Welcome to my world.

    Do you think it’s possible for things to get bad enough that Seattle residents might consider changing how they vote? And if so, how bad would that be? Smoking ruins of a dystopian future? Or just another month or two of riots?

    Please give me a few days to give a thoughtful (rather than dashed-off, boilerplate reply). I’m at work so my bandwidth is low, should have more before too long.

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    • September 23, 2020, at 4:09 PM PDT
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  21. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    Idiocracy.

    • #21
    • September 23, 2020, at 5:15 PM PDT
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  22. Vance Richards Member
    Vance RichardsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I would love to hear the mayor ask him for advice on better policing . . .

     Mr. Gorgeous, we want to better understand what should be the acceptable level of force for our police to use when confronting a suspected criminal. Let’s say one of your bitches . . . Can I say “bitches” or that cultural appropriation? Anyway, what if one of your employees comes up a little short and you think she is holding out on you. Would you then write her a ticket or would you approve of more aggressive enforcement?

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    • September 23, 2020, at 5:39 PM PDT
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  23. Ekosj Member

    It’s right out of Tom Wolfe’s Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

    “The bureaucrats at City Hall and in the Office of Economic Opportunity talked “ghetto” all the time, but they didn’t know any more about what was going on in the Western Addition, Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, the Mission, Chinatown, or south of Market Street than they did about Zanzibar. They didn’t know where to look. They didn’t even know who to ask. So what could they do? Well . . . they used the Ethnic Catering Service . . . right. . . They sat back and waited for you to come rolling in with your certified angry militants, your guaranteed frustrated ghetto youth, looking like a bunch of wild men. Then you had your test confrontation. If you were outrageous enough, if you could shake up the bureaucrats so bad that their eyes froze into iceballs and their mouths twisted up into smiles of sheer physical panic, into

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    -eating grins, so to speak—then they knew you were the real goods. They knew you were the right studs to give the poverty grants and community organizing jobs to. Otherwise they wouldn’t know.”

    — Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe

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    • September 23, 2020, at 5:53 PM PDT
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  24. Old Bathos Moderator

    There are precedents, of course. How many major crimes would have gone unsolved In ‘Bay City’, CA but for the assistance of Huggy Bear? 

    • #24
    • September 23, 2020, at 6:11 PM PDT
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  25. Jon1979 Lincoln

    On the other hand, “Fall of Pimps” is sort of an appropriate follow-up to Jenny Durkan’s CHAZ/CHOP zone “Summer of Love” in Seattle.

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    • September 23, 2020, at 6:42 PM PDT
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  26. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    (Struggling to come up with something wryly cynical yet amusing….)

    I got nothing.

    I know my city has gone nuts, but there are no words. This is just too much.

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    • September 23, 2020, at 8:30 PM PDT
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  27. Ray Kujawa Coolidge

    I feel ashamed for my lack of being informed. In 1980, a year when prostitutes were still frequenting the infamous mile of Highway 99 by Seatac airport, I was under the misapprehension that they were all free spirits and independent contractors, and didn’t need to be under the ‘protection’ of a pimp. I do remember the police cleaning the situation up not long after that so it was no longer possible to spot any of these women. Perhaps that situation drove some women to seek the services of a pimp to improve their job security and housing situation.

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    • September 23, 2020, at 9:36 PM PDT
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  28. David Coolidge

    Susan in Seattle (View Comment):

    Welcome to my world.

    won’t you come on in

    miracles I hear, still happen now and then…

    • #28
    • September 23, 2020, at 11:10 PM PDT
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  29. Kervinlee Member
    KervinleeJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Another Emperor Jones, or Father Divine.

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    • September 24, 2020, at 1:40 AM PDT
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  30. Stad Thatcher

    Dr. Bastiat: Seattle Hires Pimp as New Police Consultant

    When I first saw this news item, my eyeballs almost popped out of their sockets.

    What were they thinking?

    Then I remembered the Democrats were perfectly happy with a womanizer and rapist as President . . .

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    • September 24, 2020, at 7:40 AM PDT
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