Saturday, November 19, 2005

Tension on South Compton

The tow truck driver called for a "badge," a police officer in the parlance of automobile impoundment. He was parked on South Compton in front of a GMC Jimmy. Across the street, a chorus of gangbangers taunted him with threats and. racial slurs, while the owners of the vehicle loitered next to the vehicle. Their car, which would soon be towed, was locked and they needed to get their children's clothes out of the backseat. So a friend of the family took a big chunk of concrete and, on the second try, managed to smash out the back window.