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Old 09-15-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Default Is South Central Really as bad as i here it is?


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Old 09-15-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Why don't you go and check for yourself? Be sure to arrive when the sun is down and wear either red or blue clothing.

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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My experiences with South Central are mostly around USC, Jefferson Park area .. little south and along MLK. You will probably not get shot standing around waiting for the bus, but its dodgy at times and the LAPD presence should attest that things are not that great.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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The absolute worst areas of LA are the area to the northwest of the 105/110 interchange, also known as Nickerson Gardens/Imperial Courts. If you watch the movie Training Day, the area that Denzel Washington's girlfriend lived is based on that area. For a while, maybe even still, officers only went into that area in groups. African Americans that live in south central have warned me multiple times to stay out of that area and officers have been shot at at the Southeast LAPD Division that is the station in that area. The area has two very large gangs(1,000+ members) that are very embedded in the community there through multiple generations...the Grape Street Crips and the Bounty Hunters.

The other worst area is around the Southwest station on MLK near Western. That neighborhood is really awful. I dated a girl that lived near there and had to leave my car running when I went to pick her up while I waited outsider her apartment complex. Really bad. The area is claimed by the Rolling 60's crips, one of the largest and most violent gangs there is.

The above two areas are worse than any you have heard of in LA. Worse than Compton, worse than East LA, worse than the Figureoa corridor, worse than north Long Beach, way worse than Inglewood, worse than Pacoima.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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I got sidetracked 2 times in L.A. and ended up in this area, Compton as well. I guess I can consider myself lucky, but I did not really feel threatened. Now St. Louis, Chicago, Gary, Flint, those hoods are bad, LA's bad area's do not compare in my opinion. I think the rappers from the late 80's and early 90's overpainted their picture of how the hood is.
Sure people get murdered there, I just felt much worse in the midwest hoods.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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I got sidetracked 2 times in L.A. and ended up in this area, Compton as well. I guess I can consider myself lucky, but I did not really feel threatened. Now St. Louis, Chicago, Gary, Flint, those hoods are bad, LA's bad area's do not compare in my opinion. I think the rappers from the late 80's and early 90's overpainted their picture of how the hood is.
Sure people get murdered there, I just felt much worse in the midwest hoods.
There are palm trees and usually grass in L.A. - back east there's no grass, no trees, just concrete and brick buildings with boards up for windows.

I have never seen anything worse than a depressed ghetto in Philly - it looked like the day after a nuclear holocaust.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles (in the Hall of the Paleo-Atlantids)
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Why can't the retard driving that red car figure out at what height he wants his suspension?
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles (in the Hall of the Paleo-Atlantids)
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BTW, where da hoes at?
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles (in the Hall of the Paleo-Atlantids)
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And an Autometer tachometer on the dash of a '79 Buick Regal is always a nice touch...
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:31 AM
 
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I got sidetracked 2 times in L.A. and ended up in this area, Compton as well. I guess I can consider myself lucky, but I did not really feel threatened. Now St. Louis, Chicago, Gary, Flint, those hoods are bad, LA's bad area's do not compare in my opinion. I think the rappers from the late 80's and early 90's overpainted their picture of how the hood is.
Sure people get murdered there, I just felt much worse in the midwest hoods.
California ghettos just look nicer. They have sunshine, palm trees, and newer buildings and infrastructure because most of California is newly constructed.

In California, lots of the ghettos were built 30-60 years ago. In the midwest and east coasts, lots of those neighborhoods have been around for centuries. So they are a lot more run down.

But California ghettos are just as dangerous as the midwest or east coast. Maybe even more dangerous. Don't let the look fool you, the people are just as criminal and violent.
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