Monday, March 23, 2009

"I mean, there is no freedom of movement or right of assembly for youth. I mean, the only permitted legal activity anymore is, is being in a mall shopping. I mean, cruising has been totally eliminated because it's ... it leads to gang warfare or some other crazy notion. The beaches are patrolled by helicopters and, and police dune buggies. It's illegal to sleep on the, the beach anymore....People go to the desert to live in armed compounds and to tear up the Joshua trees instead of to, you know, to find the freedom that you used to be able to find in, in, you know, the desert." - Twilight Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith (page 31)

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