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For $65, tourists get peek at Los Angeles gangland

• 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.

If that sounds daunting, consider the challenge facing organizers of LA Gang Tours: trying to build a thriving venture that provides a glimpse into gang life while also trying to convince people that gang-plagued communities are not as hopeless as movies depict.

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Comment by Brock Lorber
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Can I have $65 for every time I went to South Central for work?  Can I have $65 for every time my wife went there to go to school?

If these busses are paying protection to come into the hood, everybody in the hood needs a cut.