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Gangs Run Pier Food Carts

A Criminal Gang Controls Vendors on the Santa Monica Pier. Officials Act Helpless.


April 22, 2021

By Corva Corvax, Observer Staff Writer

A fight that broke out among pier vendors on Sunday afternoon highlights a persistent and dangerous problem at the Santa Monica landmark: criminal gang involvement in illegal street vending.

Several police officers were called after a fight began in the parking lot just north of the pier at 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. After the fight was stopped, with great difficulty, six individuals were eventually cited and released. According to a highly placed government official, all of the individuals involved in the fight were part of the Murcia family gang.


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Reader Comments(1)

Anonymous writes:

Culver City is defunding their police, so we need to get used to being under the protection of gangs. This is the new normal.


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