Every man has to live by a certain set of principles. For 50 Cent, his rules were outlined in the pre-fame track “I’m a Hustler.” For the Notorious B.I.G., his “Ten Crack Commandments” guided both drug dealers through the business of retail sales of illicit drugs and many children through junior high school.
For Steven Mcdaniel and his accomplice, Sandra Russell, the “Rule’s 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!” was their mantra, reports the Port Jefferson Patch. These ten rules, prescribed by Mr. Mcdaniel while in a jail cell, and passed along to his disciple, Ms. Russell, outline the ten most basic things one should know when supervising a stable of strumpets.
You’ll notice that rules 6 and 9 are eerily similar. Also, rule 10 is shared, word for word, with Fiddy’s aforementioned rules. Rule 8, which says to keep your “bi” on “the low” presumably means keep your business and family interests apart, as family members and haters aren’t good for business. Biggie’s Commandments also echoed this sentiment.
Their words of wisdom should continue to guide even though their prostitution ring has been busted. And now, a bit of our bi: the law game.
The nineteen prostitution statutes are now what will guide their futures. The most severe charge that we can be sure they will face is promoting prostitution in the third degree. The statute prohibits running a ring of two or more prostitutes. We do know that the primary method of coercion was providing and withholding heroin from their workers.
If physical force was ever used, the charge can be escalated to the second degree. The charge brought means the difference between a maximum of seven and a maximum of fifteen years, respectively.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to express a few of the Rulez 2 Da Game of Fighten Chargez:
- Don’t snitch urself out
- Don’t tell n e body n e thing
- Dis iz Seerius - dont write nuthin on no peace of paper, especialy “Rulez 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!”
Writing guiding principles to your primary profession and mailing them to an accomplice is almost as bad as going to the police and saying “I’m a pimp. I did it. She did it too.” Be smart. Keep it on the low.
- Discuss the Rulez With a New York Criminal Defense Attorney (FindLaw)
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