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people gives just legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this when something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go on an ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because it's fighting the drugs not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality because in modern times or post modern times we live a soulless pointless isolated consumeristic existence of working in a pointless office job just to get poor so we can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at wal-mart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with something through a needle but that's just. in response to the intense law enforcement on skid row some local residents needed their child to watch the police. my mother in law father both came to california in
one thousand feet the six and they both got a job downtown l.a. . department store on seventh and broadway. my father had been living downtown. but my mother she lived out in the projects the bad part of it was that i ended up hanging out in my mother's old neighborhood where i ended up joining the games and so for near i got into my addiction my addiction landed me in front of a judge. to a robbery he said you have to go to state prison so he says sin is me to eighteen years day prison. when i was doing. came really more radical i was on the revolutionary side before i got out you know i i promised all brothers that when i get out i would give back all the wrong that i've been doing as a gang member and grown up in my life right so when i got out the first thing i did
was i came back to steal a role. so one day to bicycle security guards from the business improvement different color suburban shirts had just gone and twisted a home up in the air and it was about to break the woman on so i say what are you doing man this is little woman cohen goes you crazy because like a shot a picture got by i say so you will break your i want to get a pipe and i am so the lady was dramatic i know my bag i know why because i don't use eyeliner right so she tried to run a few mobile up for him to learn to go a simulator go so they let it go and she opened up her hand it was a nice light or so i told myself when i was a horse in medicine that we don't know but it's perfect i'm still a general so i tell myself i got to go get me some soldiers while i'm you know walking around able to talk to one of my friends and he told me you know you need to go to l.a. can they do that kind of stuff. and so from him witnessing an injustice a day later he's. gone through leadership development classes and now three years
later he's our lead human rights were going to his or my job is to is to keep trying to wake up the messes you know and keep you know exploited you know standing with the system is doing. it right now in my personal hero and i think i'll stay on the toast of time general. and the reason i admire him so much as the reason i admire so many people. he's really somebody who grew up here and i'm now scrums are always energy basically trying to the from the rights of other folks to their. general did nine years in the state paying six of those. in solitary confinement. is the individual that if you listen to the policy makers if you listen to people with money and power there's no rehabilitating. you know he's a career criminal. i guess you would have said the same thing about malcolm. x.
he was a career criminal and now he's on a postage stamp. and even. a smile. came from always going to really help me. get up and go do what i do every day you know when i go to work for. me. as first responders to emergency calls the skid. back in the city made a policy that skid row would be a contained preserved area much like an indian reservation. in
washington wanted would be contained literally. for. one of the other important things to understand. is that it's not primarily a homeless population and people tend to think it that's really critical people understand that because if you think it's primarily a homeless population that's one set of issues with one set of solutions then you build large shelters and if you do it the way some people. it was skid row as skid row is principally a endangered low income residential community in the fifty blocks of skid row there are sixty five what we call single room occupancy housing without this housing people in the area would have nowhere to go who in the private or the public sector
built housing for a single adult whose total income is a two hundred twenty three dollars generally checked. the majority of people in this community is a low end service our social security our geo all their stories and we call this community a hole we could use what we can afford. you know we have to go to a community redevelopment agency moratoriums that stopped the conversion of low income housing units into condos in los. we lost a thousand units and about three or four year period from about two thousand to two thousand and four. it took the city a long time to respond with a moratorium on losing that housing gesture for. which new people come in and they have higher income. and economically the older people were forced to leave. you know all these up towners who want to come and have their sort of disneyland manhattan experience they have other options to other communities they
can go to but the poor skid row really have no other housing anywhere at all almost anyone would say to you've got to be crazy why would you save skid row what is the possible value of saving a skid row if you think about it if thousands of people on main street lose their housing that's thousands of people for whom the city will have to build a massive and costly shelter system and makes far more sense to preserve the housing the poor live band and let the poor continue to pay their own brand so makes good economic sense not just good social and moral sense for the city to in fact preserve the housing that's in the skid row area. there are a lot of empty lost in the area the city could convert that into housing. i mean he crossed about sixteen to twenty four thousand dollars a year to have someone you know supportive housing and housing with the services that help them stay in that house for eighty five percent of your attention right. back compares to anywhere from forty five thousand to one hundred thousand dollars
a year to run people through the emergency room the trails the court system and so on. this is the famous and truly a street right here just treating pain as you know. where you. think back on the train line i mean there they are what we're that's someone with their. whole world can think if they never do that.
every three minutes to feel sorry for her at. this here's a reasonable thing that they do down here they harass people. topple over and they'll stop saying person maybe a five times in one day and this goes on all day no day just decided if you were a white t. shirt and shorts you could soon be there don't they are arguing so that probable cause to be stopped which is. nowhere in the world in the neighborhood could you not stand a street not stand a five off not. great go wherever downtown los angeles go twice to get to this. rich kid for his neighborhood to trade all their. interest in the street off they would come down tell us in black are you brown you can still sidewalk can't break
can't quote street kid is this a plantation. for years officials turned a blind eye to skip around in two thousand and six the chaos finally caught the city's attention. we deployed to an area of less than one square mile in size. the safer city soonish it cost the city of los angeles six million dollars in its first year in the. police say for surveys initiative that was launched in september two thousand and six a bill on the drawing board since two thousand and two it was originally called the homeless reduction strategy that was launched with a vengeance in september of two thousand and six and there was an effort there was really targeted by mayor of the overdose of chief bratton knows a comprehensive approach to skid row. there were going to be
two problems there was going to be a serious crackdown on what was called serious crime and skid row and then there was to be a big expansion of services. well our one of those things happened and the other one didn't the city put zero dollars him to various services side to come in so hard with the enforcement without having the the enhancement pace getting the services that are necessary to make this out the community is kind of backwards if you make me get off the sidewalk where am i going to homeless where i'm going we need to really go where my grower you know terry community. so they'll where do our garages sit here i can't stand here i can't lay here so you know where you are go when you look at the climate every area of the skin and when you see the drug dealing. the life you need prostitution on the train on aimless
we have every right and every responsibility giver sponsibility to address and i stand behind you see the c.c.c. do people keep on. going on. you'd think that the mayor was and you know it's no way talked about safer cities you would think it was mother teresa. instead of being the most fascist democrat and the most you know he's always allowed the fascists to take over his city administration no manhattan institute and as far as i'm concerned up from my perspective chief bratton runs this city and i don't know why we have a mayor that will surely rule of pre-schools. this equal quality of life and check this was the last time maybe three still. police chief william bratton made his name cleaning up new york city with the controversial broken windows theory of crime reduction. safer cities how to
implement the same policy and he's seen. the same tactics that was shown and the broken windows theory in new york right where they're saying concept by you the same way he justified new york in the same way you plan on jennifer california but consequences are really devastating for hours of the people here especially people with disabilities the first year there were. zero scenarios for two or thirteen girls or people for twelve citations issued for most for starters. literary or care workers someone who kept under the thirty or far. away of a warrant for arrest. with
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actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trying to fix rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing or not if i ever feel ready to join the movement then welcome to. you know every gives jaywalking tickets this way to get to check you for all sorts of warrants serving out so every time you change trying to do something you get itchy walking stick right up the street here i've had guns put them ahead by the are the finest several times for a smoke america medical marijuana they have to realize well as i got as marijuana
and a marijuana pipe and i got to the medical marijuana card they let you go but that you have to sit there with the hairs on your head these guys are all shakey and they got their guns to your head you're on your knee and knees with guns you had five six console get the guns are you do i look like i got some place to hide a weapon. i remember just the sight of a pretty ruthie officers walking down the street. why. they walked up to a camera here you everybody you know you go. up against a wall to the through proper your no street. sixth place inside the plain sight more telling. than everything in civil liberties or something that belong to people who live west of main street or east of alameda and beyond little tokyo or in the south park area there are no civil liberties honored at all in the skid row area and outs known by the city attorney's office it's known by the mayor it's known by everybody at city hall but nobody cares.
we say with some of these people stuff i went to a. place kept blinding me to clean it and i threw those people stuff in the street because they were going to clean that sidewalk back and right up and that was all of blankets on people's hands and they've been. stolen they lost their blankets and . there's a place just down the line i mean surveys go clean sidewalk and they were. skid row's full of contradictions. it can be violent. frightening. but it can also be a refuge. a place to get well. find acceptance. to be free. one of the first people that i met and there was robert. he
became my soulmate. lover he became my guy. has a dream of being married to my guy i want to walk down. you know that the leisure. yes one of my grays. take people point to sidewalk and take a bagel with. fetal extended shouldn't be some time when i was tied to the. rest just to get off the sidewalk because my days homeless people to me. and leave me behind and let me lay up and sleeping in their house and i had to give back. so hard to fill up don't seem to want to. do things when i hope people didn't know tonight you know could be called because you got a call to a photo of something. in real life.
now i'm not on skid row anymore or caramel place it's insane and i got my section eight i'm off the street i'm sober and i made compliant. if i took a country. part fresh out the dumpster gotta love dumpster diving fire such stuff you know you forget things you would never think about that you need you need the dish soap and you just wrote spray cooking oil and salt and pepper and toilet paper and cleaning supplies and a broom and a mop this is my lovely walk of fame he's got all my pictures my certificates of completion this one here is a star for get from the class foundation this is a thirty day primary detox this one here i have to say i'm changed gendered which was a tough one to get and this was and i was very completion for homeless court i got total like one hundred fifty tickets and what i had to do is go and check myself
and to get at least to me this by getting into a program so for as long as i was in a program the courts would clue about all the tickets and this one has a picture of my dad and is my step mom i like to feel the ocean and hotel but i don't really like their faces so i just kind of stuck a tech writer i had a little picture of my cable that in my view but years of. kind of that's right she's my youngest are that's found with two or three this is that because you condos this is the main house and over here would be to guest house you know i was from skid row with this tent was on skid row with me and now it's in my living room and the cops can't come and tell me to pack up my tent because can't check to see if i got a pop i've been there or pop pipes over here i really have a couch. and a chair i don't have a ten i have to sleep on the couch constantly and there i think this is just fits me more than anything because i've been in a tent for so long so it's like i don't want to forget how i got here and large this is a constant symbol of what i was what i could be and what i could have been and what
i was this is my house smart house inside my house which is the best house in the world my home oh it's not about what i did. is what. i love and. i'm still trying to become the best mom and i still can it doesn't matter. what age they breached you know i'm still their mother now the toughest job that i have now is take care of me. i can't come full circle because i never. had a full circle in the beginning. i want to keep getting better and i want to do things so i'm going to therapy is the first time in my life that there will be does but i know that deep down inside there is an illness growing. going to boil
over at this point i don't even realize it but i'm scared to death to find out really that a lot sicker than that. well that's scary people will always say you know what you know just go to therapy maybe talk to somebody and you hear that so much. think it but who wants it is going on because that's all i did all my life was just how. to see maybe the web person was a listening if skid row is a step away from the pits of hail and thank god i'm not in him because that one little step makes a damn big difference cuz it's the help is that they have been lying. and. i'm. a really. good caring for now if they're going on carol. lee and live there is a part of my life because of the she's
a very special person she's very special and dear mom part ok when you come into my home abode liers pictures on the wall. so you know i'm might more for his chorus or to go who is a little boy your business. and we're livin is this golden hour is really what i think about all the time. you probably know him and. for her singing. in the past to become rich. maybe sixty acres and some time i should care our own house catches me she can have it all the trash she. there never be fenced off from everybody you know for a foreigner. and be. come back to. stores just so she
university and he recently got married. bam-bam still lives in section eight housing. she recently reconnected with his daughter and is living with hiv. linda is singing with a gospel band she remains hopeful about her health and plans one day to marry a rather. gentle doak on continues to advocate for the homeless through his community work with l.a. can. detroit finally got her own apartment until things were supportive services. she still a member of land. land was homeless for twenty four years in two thousand and eight she moved into lamp large she continues to feed the cats and birds of skip around every night.
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