Your right concerning street gang hotspots, I learned it at my first visit of LA. A police officer came to school and told us about the no go areas in LA, gang signs and so on.
This first visit also showed me guarded communities, something I hadn´t seen before.
The land of the free and brave wasnt anymore the land where I would study.
The sad thing is, for afroamericans, nothing has changed since then. The US isn´t facing it´s past and the public is voting for racists like Orange or someone like Biden, who with his crime bill is responsible for countless afroamerican kids who had to grow up without daddy, because daddy is sitting in prison thanks to Biden.