A Naval Criminal Investigative Service map passed out to sailors visiting Los Angeles for Navy Week gives a block-by-block guide to the San Pedro drug market.
The Navy apparently wants sailors to stay clear of certain streets that had been outlined in red. Judging from a copy of the map that appeared on Dailybreeze.com, it looks like sailors disembarking the carrier Abraham Lincoln will have to navigate between two parts of San Pedro. There’s another questionable area nearby, too.
According to the website, the reverse side of the map highlighted attractions in nearby Long Beach, a twist that ticked-off the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, which had hoped the visiting sailors would spend some money in their restaurants and shops. The chamber also didn’t care for the Navy’s portrayal of San Pedro as a place where drug deals are routine.
While the Navy certainly wants sailors to avoid any sort of illegal activity while on shore, isn’t this map also a kind of guide on how to find trouble?