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August 18, 2004

U.S. v. Pipkins explains Pimp Code of Conduct

Or as the song goes, "Pimpin' ain't easy." (I don't actually know this song; I know it exists.) A site called Strange Legal Opinions collects "opinions that are amusing or otherwise interesting because of the manner in which they were written, the issues they address, the facts involved, or for any other reason." U.S. v. Pipkins, 2004 WL 1717660 (11th Cir. 2004) is a recent opinion decided right here in the 11th Circuit (for non-legal people, this means the federal appellate court which covers Alabama, Georgia, and Florida). The opinion provides insight into the prostitution subculture, explaining the complicated rules and hierarchies involved between pimps and prostitutes who operated in the Atlanta area. The opinion also mentions an industry training video called "Pimps Up Hoes Down" featuring prominent local pimps who explained, on-camera, the local rules of business to new pimps ("popcorn pimps," "wanna-bes," and "hustlers") and prostitutes ("hoes").

Horrible, yet fascinating.

Yours, &c., LC | 04:46 PM | Legal | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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After reading the title of this blog entry all I can think about is:

Where is Pimkpins?
Where is Pimpkins?
Here I am.
Here I am.
How are you this morning.
Very fine, I thank you.
(Police sirens in background) Runaway, runaway!

Posted by: Stephen at August 19, 2004 05:30 PM