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Old 02-18-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Macomb, MI
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Default How bad is Compton?

Does anyone feel comfortable going to Compton at night? Is it so bad you shouldn't even stop for gas ext.? Is there any ok parts?

 
Old 02-18-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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Why do you ask?

I would feel safe driving around Compton at night(I have before). Just mind your own business and you'll be fine.
Theres also some gentrification taking place in Compton so not all areas are as bad as one may think.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Why do you ask?

I would feel safe driving around Compton at night(I have before). Just mind your own business and you'll be fine.
Theres also some gentrification taking place in Compton so not all areas are as bad as one may think.
you aren't serious? there are lots of places in the L.A. area I would not feel safe at night, Compton is certainly toward the top of the list..
 
Old 02-18-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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^^ oh please. Yes I am serious. I have several friends who live in Watts, South Gate and Lynwood so I pass through Compton at times.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: 92656, the OC
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Default are you kidding me

compton would be at the top of the list for not visiting after 6:00pm if you do you are asking for trouble. we will all know if you did visit because we wont hear from you any more.

di
 
Old 02-18-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I have actually wondered if Compton/South LA was safe. If you all say its safe then I will go on your word. I will probably never go to California but If I do I would like the ability of having free range and not worry.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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compton is safer than it once was. the good thing is that crime isnt so random anymore. its more targetted. towards the thugs and gang bangers.

it is not as bad as all you chickens in the OC or ARK think it is. you guys have heard to many NWA songs.

its changing for the better. and it has some pretty nice areas. but at the end of the day those areas are still surrounded by not so nice areas.

either way you should be fine in compton at night or in the morning. just mind your B's.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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compton is safer than it once was. the good thing is that crime isnt so random anymore. its more targetted. towards the thugs and gang bangers.

it is not as bad as all you chickens in the OC or ARK think it is. you guys have heard to many NWA songs.

its changing for the better. and it has some pretty nice areas. but at the end of the day those areas are still surrounded by not so nice areas.

either way you should be fine in compton at night or in the morning. just mind your B's.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, we owned our first home in Gardena, I know quite abit about the so and so east part of Los Angeles, safer than years ago, possibly but it Compton is still not a place to be after dark. I am not saying everyone in the area will get in trouble, of course that would be a stupid statement, but better to be safe than sorry..

Nita
 
Old 02-18-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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I've driven through Compton many times at different times of day. It's not a place I recommend to go, but I'm pretty sure driving on main streets is fine. Getting out and going for a walk... probably wouldn't do that.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I wonder how many threads there are asking about "Compton" "South Central" "Gangs" "information for 'school projects'" "Whats (enter infamous housing project here)" "Can I wear Red or Blue in LA", etc etc.

It's crazy how much West Coast rap that fell off years ago, and all the movies of the 80-90s has left a lasting impression with so many people around the world.
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