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Old October 22, 2008, 02:23 PM   #7
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I travel a lot, most recently (week before last) to Barcelona. Anyone who has ever traveled there knows that the pickpocketers on Las Ramblas are crazy.
Never been there but I understand from my travels to Switzerland and Italy that many of these gangs of youth in Europe are Gypsy (seriously, there was a large group living in a field just outside Biel the last time I was there) and over watched by older members who will step in and get violent if one of the pick pockets is confronted / cornered.
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