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Old 07-24-2007, 02:02 AM
 
Location: California
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All you see in the Los Angeles Forum is about gangs, crime, and being scared to come to L.A.

Does this area have more gangs or more shootings? If so, do you really believe it?

There are so many church activities, family celebrations, recreational centers, clubs, get together meetings, malls where people gather.In downtown Los Angeles Broadway, Los Angeles Street, Spring Street, Boyle Heights, El Serreno, Montebello, and East L.A. are packed with people with families. Even at the The Ontario Mill, a huge place to shop, tons of people are there. If you go to a church, there are familes 5 or 6 at a time all together. I suppose that if that scares you, then I want to know what is the difference between your cities and Los Angeles?

I am curious about what others in the world are thinking about Los Angeles. Please respond.

Last edited by scirocco22; 07-25-2007 at 06:18 PM.. Reason: clarity
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:33 AM
 
Location: England
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I have visited LA and loved the city, felt safe overall for a city, I know about the gangs in LA with the Bloods, crips etc but gangs are everywhere and I didnt plan on going to south central LA or go out of my way looking for gangs so I never saw any gang activity at all while there, but where I live I have seen gang activity where as someone visiting probably wouldn't see any unless they ventured into "gang areas".

I get the impression the most gangsters keep to their own areas while gangbanging with other gangsters.

LA is so sprawled out with a large population that they will get everything most other cities get but on a larger scale. Crime in LA has decreased over the yrs and roughly 15% in the last yr
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I love Los Angeles, I think it's probably one of the most beautiful cities in America based on natural surroundings, you've got the Pacific Ocean, Angeles National Forest, Topanga Canyon etc. It's an amazing place. I could never live there though because I don't drive, I live in New York and never got a license.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: California
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I love Los Angeles, I think it's probably one of the most beautiful cities in America based on natural surroundings, you've got the Pacific Ocean, Angeles National Forest, Topanga Canyon etc. It's an amazing place. I could never live there though because I don't drive, I live in New York and never got a license.
So what you're saying is that the one thing you don't like about Los Angeles is the traffic?
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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I just never learned how to drive and have no desire to learn, I live in Brooklyn, I take the subway or taxis everywhere. Most New Yorkers don't drive, basically everyone in LA does, that's all I'm saying.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:13 AM
 
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I love the city too.Don't hate it because of so many negative things!Anyway,the city looks pretty good!
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: California
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I am serious about this topic,I am not just writing for the sake of writing. Too many things terrible posted on Los Angeles
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Does this area have more gangs,have more shootings?
Yes.

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Originally Posted by dragonten View Post

In downtown Los Angeles Broadway, Los Angeles Street ,Spring Street, Boyle Heights, El Serreno, Montebello,East L.A. Are packed with people with families .Even at the The Ontario Mill, a huge place to shop, Tons of people are there. If you go to a church, There are familes 5 or 6 at a time all together, I suppose that if that scares you, then I want to know what is the difference between your cities and Los Angeles?
I am curious about what you are thinking
People going to church, malls, etc. normally doesn't scare many people.
I am curious to why you suppose this might scare us?
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: California
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The last 3 were from Los Angeles, Please answer from other parts of the world,and outside of Los Angeles,thank you!
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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We are in Northern California now. We moved here form LA five years ago. My advice to anyone visiting is always to stay away from South Central LA. My husband used to work there...several shootings and gang related problems with the kids he was trying to help out.
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