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24th Sep '17 1:52:55 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Earthbound Zero]]'' has the gang-ruled city of [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Ellay]]. In the original Japanese version, the city is called [[UsefulNotes/AlCapone Valentine]].
* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' and ''VideoGame/MafiaII'', obviously.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Earthbound Zero]]'' ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' has the gang-ruled city of [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Ellay]]. In the original Japanese version, the city is called [[UsefulNotes/AlCapone Valentine]].
* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' The ''Mafia'' series, obviously. Lost Heaven in [[VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven the first game]] and ''VideoGame/MafiaII'', obviously.Empire Bay in [[VideoGame/MafiaII the second game]] are loosely based on some combination of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, while New Bordeaux in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' is based on [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties 1960s-era]] UsefulNotes/NewOrleans.



* A Brooklyn newspaper back during the era gave us this poem (parodying part of "The Star-Spangled Banner"):

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* A Brooklyn [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]] newspaper back during the era gave us this poem (parodying part of "The Star-Spangled Banner"):



* Former Chicago mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".

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* Former Chicago UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".



* [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] has some Gangsterland inner cities. Newark and Camden are the most notable examples. You do ''not'' want to walk around there at night (except maybe the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark).

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* [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] UsefulNotes/NewJersey has some Gangsterland inner cities. Newark and Camden are the most notable examples. You do ''not'' want to walk around there at night (except maybe the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark).



* Baltimore is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.

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* Baltimore UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.
7th Aug '17 9:45:59 AM dpisel01
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* Baltimore is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.
13th Jan '17 5:24:02 PM nombretomado
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** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was LosAngeles.

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** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was LosAngeles.UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
12th Oct '16 9:27:16 PM dpisel01
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This might be considered the urban counterpart of {{Eagleland}}, the perception (more so in other countries) of American cities as crime ridden [[ViceCity Vice Cities]]. This has much to do with the export of American films. Supposedly, you will find French people, for instance, believing that UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is still as it was when Al Capone was alive.

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This might be considered the urban counterpart of {{Eagleland}}, the perception (more ignorantly so in other countries) of American cities as crime ridden [[ViceCity Vice Cities]]. This has much to do with the export of American films. Supposedly, you will find French people, for instance, believing that UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is still as it was when Al Capone was alive.
19th Sep '16 5:09:51 PM radnick104
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* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that we're shipped to other US cities.

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* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that we're were shipped to other US cities.
19th Sep '16 5:06:18 PM radnick104
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* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that we're shipped to other US cities.
* Northern Virginia, as affluent as the suburb is, has among the highest concentration of Latino Gangs in the country.


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* Much of Colombia during PabloEscobar's reign of terror.
12th Sep '16 12:31:37 PM radnick104
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** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was LosAngeles.
18th Jul '16 12:36:15 AM Cinereous
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* [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] is often viewed as this from time to time. Particularly by people caught up in the current hostilities, which blur the line between a gang war and a civil war!


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* [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] is often viewed as this from time to time. Particularly by people caught up in the current hostilities, which blur the line between a gang war and a civil war!
3rd Mar '16 1:44:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Film/Menace2Society'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''Film/AmericanMe''.

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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Film/Menace2Society'', ''Film/MenaceIISociety'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''Film/AmericanMe''.
3rd Mar '16 1:44:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Juice'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Menace 2 Society'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Blood In Blood Out'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''American Me''.

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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Juice'', ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Menace 2 Society'', ''Film/Menace2Society'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Blood In Blood Out'', ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''American Me''.''Film/AmericanMe''.
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