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    Default "like Compton"

    Hello, what does the phrase mean?
    Here's the context: an american cop was canvassing neighbourhood in Ireland about the murder and got no help.

    -Any luck?
    -Not a damn thing. Man,
    these people out here are...
    - I know. It's like Compton, huh?
    - Exactly.
    -They're not too keen on talking
    to the law, that's for damn sure.

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    Default Re: "like Compton"

    Here is an URL that will help you: Urban Dictionary: compton

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    Default Re: "like Compton"

    The police might not get much cooperation in Compton either:

    The city of Compton as well as southern Los Angeles County in general is notorious for its heavy concentration of gangs and gang violence, such as the Bloods, the Crips, and Sureņos, which all originated in the Los Angeles area.
    Compton, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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