Pimpin’ ain’t easy, eh bruh?
A Brooklyn judge today slapped a self-proclaimed expert in “pimpology” with a 21 years-to-life sentence after the flesh-peddler tearfully apologized for robbing a pair of his prostitutes and knocking around one of them.
“You referred to it as The Game, you treated it as a game,” Justice Wayne Ozzi scolded the pimp, Anthony McCord. “I’d like to say at this time, the game is over.”
McCord, 30, turned on the waterworks before being sentenced on burglary and robbery convictions, with tears spilling down his cheeks as he tried to disavow his life of crime.
“I was a failure as a pimp,” McCord said. “I was a much better car salesman, I was a much better telemarketer, I was much better when I was selling mortgages by phone. I really wasn’t very good at it.
“A lot of it was exaggerated.”
McCord’s sob story was in marked contrast to his boastful performance last year at trial, when he claimed his actions toward the working girls during the March 2010 incident were in line with “the code of conduct of pimps and hos.”
He even offered himself up as an expert on pimping – a request promptly swatted away by Ozzi.
Jurors cleared McCord of raping one of his hookers, but convicted him of burglarizing the Brooklyn hotel where the two women were waiting on johns, and of robbing them.
“They’re not entitled to be treated in that manner, regardless of whatever they do to earn money,” said Ozzi, noting McCord had treated the women like the cars and cell phones he once sold.
The pimp had also crowed about his membership in a “quiet society of pimps” and of outfitting his his two-bedroom pimp pad with stripper poles.
“He wants you to think he’s the world’s greatest pimp,” said his defense lawyer, David Walensky. “He wants to be an expert in pimpology.”
McCord’s lengthy rap sheet, which includes eight prior convictions, dates back to when he was 14. His debut as a pimp, he said, came in 2000 when a woman he worked with at a Rockland mall introduced him into the sex underworld.
The well-spoken pimp blamed his crimes on growing up in a rough Brooklyn neighborhood without parents and said he’d wondered what life would have been like if he’d taken a different path,
“I always thought I’ll end up in an Ivy League school or something,” said McCord, who moaned that he “never stood a chance in the world.”
Still, McCord could end up with a fortune once he’s a free man, his lawyer noted.
Walensky pointed out that McCord’s mom – who had been in a semi-vegetative stint since he was a child – had recently died, leaving a “considerable” estate worth “millions.”
“He will have the means to lead a law-abiding life,” the lawyer said.
The judge wasn’t buying it.
“I see nothing here that tells me you’re not going to go back to into that lifestyle,” he said.
SMH… Effin’ up the game, you gets no love player.
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