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Seattle Hires Convicted Ex-Pimp For $150k To Be ‘Street Czar’

If you thought Seattle Mayo Durkan was done making horrendous decisions for her city, think again.

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If you thought Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was done making horrendous decisions for her city, think again. Durkan has hired Andrew Taylor as Seattle’s new “street czar” to “provide recommendations to the City on de-escalation, community engagement, and alternatives to policing.” Taylor’s organization Not This Time will reportedly be receiving $12,500 a month, in addition to an office in Seattle’s municipal Tower.

Taylor first moved to Seattle in 2016 after his brother was killed during a shooting involving the police. The Seattle Times quoted Taylor as saying he was “here to go to war.” Of course, Durkan hired someone with a years-long vendetta against the police to aid in “de-escalation.”

Taylor was highly active in the Seattle rallies and protests after the death of George Floyd, and “was later accused of trying to get millions from the city for militants who set up the controversial police-free Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone” according to the Seattle Times.

Taylor was quoted as advising activists, “Don’t just leave. Leave with something” as he was leading a demand of $2 million to vacate the downtown site. In a surprising twist, his fellow CHOP militants accused him of betrayal when he “appeared at a press conference with the mayor to tell them to shut down CHOP” get this, “the same day he was given his six-figure contract.”

As for his new role, Taylor said, “A street czar is a person who has a particular genius in a particular area. I know the term ‘street czar’ is quite provocative.” He himself devised the title in admiration of President Obama’s practice of designating ‘czars’ for roles while he was in the White House. “This should be a prominent position because it could help quell some of the incidents that are going on between community and cities” said Taylor.

Taylor’s “principled” past goes much further. In 2000, Taylor was sentenced to five years in prison in Las Vegas but only served just over a year for being a pimp; some of his girls were underage. Taylor’s story became the topic for the documentary “American Pimp” about his life as “Gorgeous Dre.”

“I was born from the streets; I come out of the deep darkness,” said Taylor in a YouTube video earlier this year. He bragged about having “had children with some of the women who were with me.” “We decided we were going to be in this subculture, like the Mafia, whether you liked it or not…We knew you considered us the waste of the world from the beginning. We didn’t care what you thought about us…just like I don’t care what you think about me now” he said on video.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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