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    LA Gang Tours

    I did not see this posted anywhere and also was not quite sure where to post it so I hope this is okay.

    For $65, tourists get peek at Los Angeles gangland amid cease-fire negotiated among rivals.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Only miles from the scenic vistas and celebrity mansions that draw sightseers from around the globe - but a world away from the glitz and glamour - a bus tour is rolling through the dark side of the city's gang turf.

    Passengers paying $65 a head Saturday signed waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims and put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,1512444.story



    Also, here is a link for this group that is offering these tours:

    http://www.lagangtours.com/
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    I sit and say the world is so,
    And wise is s/he who lets it go.
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    um, yeah, we just entered the age our ancestors warned about

    shouldn't this be prohibited since they're sorta profiting from crime?

    wonder if the people who signed a waiver could actually read English

    also wonder if they saw anything that was worth $65

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    btw, I love your siggy - DP is one of my favs

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    NUTS! This is absolutely NUTS!

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    Why would anyone be interested in taking such a tour? Better yet, why would anyone be willing to pay any gang member for illegal activity? The idea sounds about as exciting as paying the garbage man to take me on a tour of a land fill.



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