LAVoice Takes a Ride Along

Over at LA Voice, Mack contributes a lengthy entry about taking up Officer Deon Joseph on his offer to witness first-hand what it’s like to patrol Skid Row:

Joseph tells of good street people he’s lost over the years: A crackhead who called police to stop two robbers who she saw dragging a guy into a tent. They could have killed him if she had not reported it.

A few months later she was found with a belt around her neck, her throat slit from ear to ear. Not retaliation, he said they learned later. Just random violence.

Lots of powerful stuff. As one commenter says, “This should be required reading for every Angeleno.” Our own esteemed Will is in the loop to do a ride-along as well.

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  1. Tx for the note, Spencer.

    Heads-up: my webhost, DreamHost has caused (sigh) another database connection failure. Stand by – they should have the site up and running again … eventually.

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