How did the residents of Arroyo Blanco plan to keep out gangbangers, taggers, and carjackers from their community in The Tortilla Curtain?

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The residents plan to use a gate to keep the undesirables out of their community.

The people who live at Arroyo Blanco Estates want to live in a gated community. They think that it will keep out people like carjackers, gangbangers, taggers, and other undesirable elements. The fence around their...

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The residents plan to use a gate to keep the undesirables out of their community.

The people who live at Arroyo Blanco Estates want to live in a gated community. They think that it will keep out people like carjackers, gangbangers, taggers, and other undesirable elements. The fence around their community and the gate allowing access only to those who live within the walls will allow them safety and freedom.

The community has a meeting that Delaney attends, thinking that he's opposed to the gate but that it is going to happen no matter what. Too many other residents want it. However, when one person tells the gathering that another resident's home was broken into, their items stolen, and that the thieves ate lobster and expensive champagne before they left, Delaney thinks to himself that the gate might be a good idea after all.

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