Jim Duncan is no ‘pimp’
I was reading the Publisher’s Note this week (Oct. 4) and was surprised at how I became upset over something I would normally look past. I enjoy Jim Duncan’s articles and insights, but at this point in time, I really think it is time to give up the term “pimp.” With the immense amount of knowledge about human trafficking that we find more out about every day, I think this term needs to quit being thrown around so lightly. Pimp is just a friendlier, sensationalized word for kidnapper, batterer, rapist, exploiter, slave-trader… the list could go on and on.
I know this might seem overly sensitive, and, as I said, I was surprised myself that the term “Art Pimp” upset me. But if Jay-Z can give up using the term, I think Cityview could come up with another name.Ted Rasmusson –Des Moines
‘Joe’s Neighborhood’ makes great addition to Cityview
I just picked up my weekly edition of Cityview and was thrilled to see Joe Weeg joined your team. He’ll be a great compliment to your already spectacular group! With all his contacts and years of experiences, he will be inundated with article opportunities.
It’s been several years since I retired from the Urbandale Police Department as a detective. I met Joe back in 1990 when he successfully prosecuted one of many of my cases.
As I was reading his first post, I immediately recognized Jason Garnett (“Joe’s Neighborhood, Oct. 4). I showed my 12-year-old triplets, and they looked at the photo and noticed it was my nephew, Nolan Sherwood. I forgot about his wild astronaut. We had a lot of fun reading the story.
Joe will be able to share hundreds of his own ventures and events. So, congratulations to Joe and to Cityview.Brett Feuerhelm –West Des Moines
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