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L.A. proves again that law enforcement won't solve homelessness
L.A. proves again that law enforcement won't solve homelessness

Early Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man known to his neighbors as "Africa." Initial reports suggest that Africa had been living on the streets of skid row since being released from a mental health facility last year. Africa was one of the more than 58,000 people whom the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority estimates were homeless in Los Angeles County on Sunday. This staggering number bears repeating — 58,000 human beings homeless every night in Los Angeles County. That's more people than live in 56 of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County. Too often, our minds become numbed by such large numbers. But if we are to eradicate...

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