Every night is party night in the Ashland cul-de-sac by Gale Park. The two blue vans outside the yellow buildings blast noise known to some as ‘music’ and the liquor flows freely from insulated coolers. Other non-legal drugs of choice can be easily purchased here, across the street from Gale School. The police held a roll call here the other night and are out there tonight. But they need about 50 more squads to deal effectively.
A blast of fireworks just went off before this shot. There’s a patch of grey/blue smoke wafting above the stop sign.
Residuals from last Saturday night outside the Jonquil Hotel where they claim they call the police.
Another youth craps game. This space between the school trailers and Gale School create a great place for drug dealing, prostitution, and craps games.
The police never interrupt this nightly alley blocker party because the neighbors never complain. 7600 block of Paulina. Food, booze, in the garage, people in the alley and vans blocking the alley. So what message does this send everyone else? Of course, noise is good, trash is better.
These were genuine kids just hanging out for a change.