Friday, October 21, 2005

Pimp Busters!

From our neighbors at the Iowa Condominiums. . .

This morning, around 7am (Friday) D.C.'s finest (MPD) busted a pimp (ID'd by neighbors).

Light skinned black male with long hair in a pony tail. He is driving a late model white Hummer with New Jersey tags, 2BAH.

Now here's your job, if you see this vehicle in the neighborhood call 911.

YES, 911 - per the officer -in charge instructions, say second sighting, to tell dispatch he's back.

The cops will jump on it.


resident of 1207 N St. said...

Well done. We will keep our eyes peeled.

Now what about the rampant prostitution in the alley behind Downtown I & II (between 12th and 13th and N & O)? The colder weather has not deterred many prostitutes from peddling their wares to johns at all hours of the night.

And I have seen no indication that the management of the BP gas station at 13th & N - the gateway to the alley - has done ANYTHING to stop the pimps from transacting with johns in plain sight in the gas station parking lot.

On at least one occasion, I have actually witnessed a john take money out of the gas station's ATM, hand it to the pimp, and then drive back to the alley where the prostitutes lurk.

There needs to be a lot more police presence back there, and a crackdown on the gas station's management for its ignorance of - or complicity in - this criminal activity. I know the LCCA or ANC has sent letters to the BP management. Was there any response? Please share.

Thanks, and keep up the good work.

SE Logan said...

Got a question from a neighbor asking why they were still seeing this vehicle in the area.

The answer is, MPDC was unable to arrest the pimp or seize the vehicle. Even though they investigated the incident below as aggressively as they could, they could not find anything that would allow them to legally seize the vehicle or lock anybody up. That is why the original e-mail asked you to immediately call 911 if you saw the vehicle in the area.

MPDC officers are counting on us to be their lookout on this matter. If they get a report of this vehicle or its occupants in the area, they will again investigate them. Hopefully our reports and MPDC's prompt action will convince these folks to ply their trade somewhere else.

Soliciting for Lewd and Immoral Purposes (SLIP) and pandering (pimping) are difficult charges to make. Perp must actually pop the proposition to a MPDC officer to make the charge stick in court. If there are no outstanding warrants out on the people involved, MPDC must be careful not to set themselves up for harassment charges.

So, let your fingers do the walking and hoepfully we will send these folks and any others on their way.

Anonymous said...

I live in the alley between 13th and 14th Sts just North of Q and saw two people having sex there at 7am on a Monday morning. Quite a way to wake up....