A Chi-Town area Pimp named Cowboy just got a life sentence!
Cowboy (real name Alex Campbell) was charged and convicted for multiple counts of forced labor, harboring illegal immigrants, sex trafficking by force and extortion. Cowboy had women working out of massage parlors in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He beat women into submission and forced them to get tattoos illustraing their devotion to Cowboy in visible places on their bodies.
(Via The Chicago Tribune)
Evidence at trial showed that Campbell forced four women, three from Ukraine and one from Belarus, to work for him with little or no pay from 2008 to 2010.
Prosecutors contended that Campbell recruited the women — all here illegally — to join his “family” by promising jobs in massage parlors and places to live. Once they began working for him, Campbell seized immigration papers, forced them into sex acts and withheld payment from them, prosecutors alleged.
In his rambling, two-hour remarks, Campbell, 47, repeatedly denied it all. At one point he held up two books recovered during execution of a search warrant: “The Pimp’s Bible (The Sweet Science of Sin)” and an autobiography of a Chicago pimp named Iceberg Slim.
“I knew nothing about the pimp game,” he declared, raising the books. “I’ve never even seen these books in my life.”
Prosecutors count about 20 women among Campbell’s victims, saying he preyed on vulnerable people he could exploit. Nicole explained how Campbell approached her on a Chicago street when she was a troubled 18-year-old with no options and offered her lunch and later a job as an escort.
What followed were a branding on her neck, prostitution, rape, beatings and humiliations, including being doused with a beer for failing to pour it correctly, she told the judge.
“It’s really hard to describe what he did,” she said as she struggled for words. “How you have to live with the shame. I really felt for a long time this was all my fault.”
The life sentence is one of few given pimps nationally, according to federal prosecutors, and comes six months after Datqunn Sawyer was sentenced in Chicago’s federal court to 50 years for the trafficking of minors.
In 2012, Pimping is bigger and better than ever! But REAL MACKS KNOW the GAME isn’t in the streets…and the best Ho*s can’t be found walking the track! Look at it this way:
Kim Kardashian is Pimping Reality TV! Jay-Z is Pimping EA Sports, the NBA, and NYC as a whole! Tyler Perry is Pimping Hollywood. And Barack Obama…well…homeboy is Pimping THE U-S-A!
THE “GAME” is the same…but the Players AND THE PLAYING FIELD are different. Find your spot in the world…and Pimp that to the fullest!!! LEAVE HE HEAUX ALONE!
Until next time…Don’t hate the Player, learn the Game!