Whenever any of us talk about the type of 'community' we have built here in Historic DOWNTOWN LA, the Occupy LA 'activists' always like to ridicule the idea that we have built anything special. That's because they don't know what this neighborhood used to be - and what it's become and what it took to accomplish that. Nor do they understand why their actions are making it far harder for those who are now sleeping on the sidewalks to be able to get into housing.
Another things OCCUPY LA does not understand is how difficult it is to get people to want to get off the streets - since most people who camp out on Skid Row do so not for financial reasons but due to mental illness and alcohol and drug dependency - and how hard it is for us to get them to accept housing.
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LA Cowboy: What Occupy LA, Chalk Walk and the Media Don't Know About the Historic Downtown LA Neighborhood and; Skid Row