The city of Seattle has hired an ex-pimp at a $150,000 a year salary as the new “Street Czar” to find ‘alternatives to policing.’
Before Andre Taylor was contracted by the city to provide “expertise and support services in de-escalation, community engagement, and alternatives to policing,” he was engaged in prostitution. According to KOMO news, “…under the terms of the year-long contract, the city will pay Taylor and his group, called Not This Time, $150,000” for their services.
Taylor said the role will “benefit the city and its outreach efforts to the community.”
“A street czar is a person who has a particular genius in a particular area,” Taylor told KOMO News on Tuesday. “I know the term ‘street czar’ is quite provocative.”
“The contract was signed by a representative from the city’s Department of Neighborhoods on June 22, as the CHOP demonstrations were still unfolding. Taylor didn’t sign the contract, however, until July 27.”
Meet the City of Seatle’s newest hire:
Seattle is paying Ex-Pimp Andre Taylor AKA Gorgeous Dre $150,000 to be their new street Czar (community police). From a Youtube video titled "If you come for the King, you best not miss" – discusses being a pimp & his appearance on the Montell Jordan show. / pic.twitter.com/cF2vayt74e
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) September 16, 2020
In Las Vegas, Cheryl Davis admitted to being a prostitute and living in Taylor’s home, with two other women who were engaged in the same concern, one who was a teen runaway and the other who had years of experience, and is now facing felony charges in association with prostitution, according to the Post Millenial.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, during Taylor’s trial on pimping charges “…Davis told of bringing Taylor thousands of dollars from her prostitution activities although she got little in return.”
Taylor was eventually convicted of seven prostitution-related counts, three involving the Davis, two involving adult women who traveled with him, as well as two money-laundering counts.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 21, 2020
Taylor was featured in the 1999 documentary American Pimp which examined “pimping subculture,” and is known to have bragged about impregnating the young girls he pimped.