Why you should NEVER drive through Oakland if you're not from there.

As an Oakland/Bay Area native I can say that there are certain parts of the beautiful Bay that are the modern day version of the Wild Wild West. The police are underfunded and outnumbered, and the kids have military grade weapons that they are not only willing to use, but looking for reasons to use. As a kid I admit that I glorified this bullshit behavior, but now as an adult (and property owner) I look at it with disgust and dismay.