Seattle is paying a former pimp $150,000 a year to find an alternative to policing.
The average police officer in Seattle makes $67,000 a year.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 21, 2020
There are several videos of Gorgeous Dre discussing his former profession.
The New York Post reported:
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.”
Taylor led one of the first rallies in Seattle after the police-custody death of George Floyd, the Seattle Times said.
Gorgeous Dre appears to be doing very well these days.
I had a great time with my grown kids and my grandkids at our little family reunion.❤️🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RNatFrulhx
— Andre' Taylor (@RealGorgeousDre) September 19, 2020