Thursday, November 12, 2009
It's not easy being a member of the thin blue line anywhere. But with all these goddamned hustlers on the street, it's a wonder that any of these chiefs managed to look so dashing. I'm looking at you, W.P. Manley (1897)--what a stash.
But check out the vice page. I mean really. Check it out.
Now scroll through this page [use your finder Apple/Cntrl + F] to search the word Hustler.
I didn't even know that hustling was still a crime in this country. I thought it involved just being a cool, resourceful guy. So I called the Atlanta Police Department. The kindly peach on the other end of the phone explained that it involves "you know...selling the females."
Apparently, down south:
hustling = pimping.
So what did all the people arrested for "pimping" do? Is there some distinction? She didn't know. And neither does Lee Gooch --hustler extraordinaire.
Too bad I have no way of getting in touch with the bold civil rights warrior you see in the video above or her momma, for that matter. She probably has some inkling.
Ah, the mysteries of Hotlanta.