- "Mope-rah" Mitchell
- "Dope-rah" Turner Trice
- "The water carrier" Spielman
- "Skeletor" Bonds and the Orange One
- Laura "the prostitute" Berman
- One who sells one's abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose.
I am particularly excited by your promise to bring law enforcement to the law itself. During your Jan. 7 speech to the City Council, you stated: "I want to institute policies that help prevent misconduct in the department whenever and wherever it occurs and restore public faith and public trust."
With this intent in mind, I would like to know if you will address one of the the most egregious issues of misconduct on the police force: officers who use their position of authority to force women to have sex with them.
As I am sure you have heard by now, a recent study found that Chicago prostitutes perform 3 percent of their total sex acts on Chicago police officers in order to avoid arrest. This study, which was led by University of Chicago professor Steven D. Levitt and Columbia University professor Sudhir Venkatesh, found that prostitutes routinely perform "freebies" for Chicago police officers in exchange for their freedom.
Is anyone else disturbed that the "study" paid sex workers $150 a week? If the economic realities of prostitution are as stated in the "study," then the working girls might have a vested interest in keeping the money flowing. After all, it's easier to spout bullshit to a professor to keep the money flowing than to be turning tricks in an alley in Pullman.
That 3% number reeks of bullshit.
After all is said and done, if Ms. Berman doesn't like her new nickname, we have another standing by:
- whore - A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.