So, last week in Portland, one of the the freelance hookers on 82nd was approached by a pimp who decided he wanted to add her to his string. He made his offer -- a demand, to hear her tell it. She declined, words were exhanged, he got physical, and she sprayed him with pepper spray and took off.
Next day, she's sitting on the curb when a car full of people pulls up. Same guy and a buddy jump out. He allows loudly that he is going to teach her a lesson! Starts at her. Whether he hit her then or the day before isn't exactly clear, but she had a black eye in the booking photo, and she says it was his fist that did it.
Why was she booked? Well, for prostitution, which she admitted. But also because when El Pimpo Sleazo went for our soiled dove with mean intent, she pulled a hunting knife and stabbed him deader than black plastic.
After consideration, the grand jury declined to indict the woman, allowing as how it seemed to be self defense to them. Me, too.
So, what do you suppose the lesson was?
Could it be, Don't mess around with a woman who carries a hunting knife and isn't afraid to use it ... ?