Inside Slab City, The Lawless City in the Desert offers a glimpse into the daily lives of people who live in Slab City, an off-the-grid community located in the Salton Trough area of the Sonoran Desert in Imperial County, California. Slab City is a place where people who don't want to live in mainstream society go to live by their own rules. Many of the people who live in Slab City live extraordinary lives. One eccentric fellow in this video pets and kisses his western diamondback rattlesnake, calling it a "good boy", despite the fact that it could kill him at any moment. The residents of Slab City have to come up with innovative ways to survive out in the desert, and it's pretty cool to see how they do this. Each resident has their own story about what brought them out to live in this unique community.
'This bizarre, lawless land in the California desert is inhabited by drug addicts, eccentrics, army vets, hippies and just plain old weirdos. Slab City is referred to by its residents as "the last free place in America." Hosted by Ernie Quintero | Originally released in 2010 at http://vice.com'.