The exalted community of Panther-platform enthusiasts has a term for people who deliberately make their Crown Vics look like working undercover/plainclothes police cars: “wackers”.
You can’t call this fellow a “wacker”. “Wack”, on the other hand…
TTAC reader and occasional deep-background contributor “Curvy McLegalbriefs” spotted this on the road in the District of Columbia and promptly snapped a shot for us. There’s something to be said about the unique aesthetic in play here; although it appropriates the look of a police car, the actual purpose of the “HUSTLA” livery is to glorify the dope game and remind everyone that they need to “stop snitch’n”.
The fact that it’s legal to drive around in a vehicle explicitly instructing citizens to keep their mouths shut about crimes in their neighborhood is either a remarkable triumph for this country’s free-speech ideals or an explicit demonstration that America in general, and DC in particular, is a failed state. Maybe both! Let’s roll the tape.