Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Part II: Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part II: Chapter 10 Summary

After a perilous drive to the airport, Thompson's attorney departs Las Vegas for L.A. Driving around on his own, Thompson tells the story of a young friend of his who was arrested in Las Vegas for vagrancy and jailed without being allowed a phone call or a lawyer. Unable to meet the fine, he was booked and thrown into a cell. There he saw two drug dealers also arrested for vagrancy, who between them produce about $130,000 in cash from their pockets. Though the charges were changed to suspicion of tax evasion, they remained for only a few hours after bribing a cop to hire them the best lawyer in town. Thompson's friend attempted to speak to the lawyer himself, but was ignored. Finally, he was allowed to send a telegram to his father, who bailed him out. He vowed never to visit...

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