Jersey City Pimpin’

Photo by Margaret Schmidt/The Jersey Journal

My goal in writing this blog has always been to show New Jersey in a more positive light, compared to its dreadful reputation. By showing how New Jersey is better than other states, highlighting places of interest, and even finding the humor in the train wreck known as “Jersey Shore,” I hope that I have helped make people’s views of the state a little better. Sometimes, however, my mission is made much more difficult. No matter how great New Jersey can be, there are certain instances that ensure the state holds onto its status as the Armpit of America.

Take this story about a Jersey City pimp, running his business out of an apartment in Society Hill. As I know two people who live in that development, this story really hits close to home. Well, I guess it hits a lot closer to their home than mine.

Anyway, the pimp, who goes by the name “Prince,” was recently sentenced to 18 years in jail. His charges include kidnapping women, some as young as 17, and forcing them into prostitution. And what if one of those young ladies didn’t want to be a prostitute? Mr. Prince would tie her up to a bed and force her to take heroin until she became addicted. And the only way she could feed that addiction would be to sell herself and get the drug in return.

As if this story wasn’t crazy enough, Prince even had his mother in on the business. And his sister tried to defend him by claiming that he wasn’t a pimp at all. According to her, he ran a prostitution rehabilitation center, helping those girls get back into society. She also said how he bought one girl a computer, and now that former prostitute is working at a hospital in south Jersey. Remind me never to get sick in New Jersey’s nether region.

It’s pretty remarkable that this guy ran such an extensive prostitution ring in what is an otherwise (if not only) nice part of Jersey City. Thanks to pimps like Prince, New Jersey might never overcome its reputation as the Armpit of America. But at least I’ll always have stuff to write about!

P.S. You need to see this picture of Prince at his court appearance. Cuh-razy!

Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal

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8 Comments on “Jersey City Pimpin’”

  1. Sissy Says:

    I hope the girl I know and love who lives in said place, wasn’t on the payroll!!

  2. J-LEMM!!! Says:

    I was his number one employee-who you kidding!


  3. YOU ALL GOTTA BE KIDDING!

    That guys hairstyles are not attractive at all.

    He is and looks stupid!

  4. Anna-Maria Says:

    The hair is funny, but those eyebrows are hysterical!

  5. cohane ohmahn Says:

    no doubt prince will become princess once he in the the pen “go in king of the mountain come out queen of the sea”

  6. NONE YA Says:

    look i m in no way defending this man.today iam a GREATFULL and recovering addict.now this bull about prince “tying girls up and forcing them to take dope.. is completely untrue!not saying it was a day at the park but iwas never forced to do anything. my addiction began way b4 i met him .yea he did alot wrong enough that people dnt hav to makeup lies.


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