Living Without Laws: Slab City, USA

Living Without Laws: Slab City, USA

20 minutes 4.06/10 based on 34 votes

Slab City, also just knows as The Slabs, is a one of kind community. It might be one of the only places in the United States where laws and regulations aren’t enforced. Attracting Vietnam Veteran, homeless people, and other drifters, its residents have built a society that works in its own special way. This documentary takes you into the world of these “Slabbers” and shows that even though their community has problems with drugs and poverty, they still have a functioning society where its residents can live in relative peace.

The lifestyle they lead might not be for everyone but there is still plenty to learn from this eclectic group of Slab City residents.

If you were driving by, would you take some time to visit The Slabs and check it out for yourself?


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10 responses to “Living Without Laws: Slab City, USA”

  1. Jer says:

    I would DEFINITELY stop by and check out Slab City. For sure more interesting than lots of other typical tourist spots.

  2. Wayne says:

    Vice really knows how to suck the life out of the Documentary genre.
    For every Vice “documentary” viewing, somewhere an innocent Kitten dies.

    • John says:

      Agree! The subject is interesting, but the presentation and journalism makes it look like a fourth grade school project.

      • madscirat says:

        Except that fourth graders don’t go into a drug filled slum to interview prostitutes or travel into the jungles of the Congo to talk to rebel leaders while surrounded by throngs of twitchy people with automatic weapons.

  3. Postal2aw says:

    High Tech Hobo Camp.

  4. Itisme says:

    Reminds me of a trailer park I once lived in!

  5. Marilyn says:

    These people may not lead a life you admire, but they invite you in to
    their home and take the time to talk with you (so you can make your
    documentary) and then you call them “plain old fucking weirdos” once
    you’re back in your little studio, doing voice overs?!
    Do you think you have to be insulting in order to be cool? How pathetic. Grow up, dude.

  6. Eric says:

    What the fuck did I just watch? This was total garbage. I’ve come to expect that from vice nowadays

  7. kla says:

    they all have Kraft calendars in their homes.

  8. North says:

    Despite the incredibly interesting subject matter, you managed to make this BORING!

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