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L.A. Tagged as the City Meanest to the Homeless

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Posted on Jul 14, 2009
Skid Row
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Down and out on Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles.

True, the weather hardly ever departs from the ideal range, and the mountain and oceanside vistas (when visible through the smog) can make for picturesque living in Los Angeles ... provided you have somewhere to live. For the homeless, as two advocacy agencies have noted, L.A. seems downright mean.

Los Angeles Times:

The survey of 273 cities by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless based its rankings on the number of laws targeting the homeless by making it illegal to sleep, eat or sit in public spaces.

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