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The Scary Gangsters of South Central Los Angeles

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By Teka Lark

In South Central Los Angeles there is a gang war going on, but not the one they are writing about.

There will be #100days100nights of terror, because every day a person gets foreclosed on in South Central. Everyday a person loses their job and every day someone joins the ranks of our over 50,000 homeless.

Houses in Watts are creeping towards $300.000 houses on the old Eastside of South L.A. are creeping towards $500,000. Those areas area in Los Angeles are prime investment spots. South LA is close to downtown LA, by the freeways, the beach and by the University of Southern California.

The story here isn’t so much different than the stories unfolding in Detroit, Oakland, San Francisco and New York.

The banks, the developers and the politicians —they pay, want people in South Central out of their houses. We vote too much, we talk too…

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