Custom "airbrushing" and missing hubcaps complements of East St. Louis.
Funny you mention Scott AFB, though... I dated a lovely young woman that attended McKendree College in Lebanon... drove out to take her to her homecoming dance on the Air Base. Along time ago.
The gangs in Las Vegas were so bad, several high schools held their proms on Nellis AFB - until someone got shot. No more dances on base.
We fled Vegas in 1991, the gangs had all but taken over the schools. I leave out the ethnicity of said gangs. AS you drive north up I-15 from the center of Las Vegas, you will pass a massive wall next to the freeway - is it to reduce noise - or keep the residents of the Cary St “projects” from using cars on the freeway for target practice?
So, it isn’t ‘just’ East STL - they are a lot of places that look just like a third world reproduction on US soil.