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punkwalrus, in Police fatally shoot Black woman who called 911 for domestic violence
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Calling for the police for domestic violence must be like leaping from a tenth story window to escape a building fire. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, but at least you took a slim 1% chance at living to see another day.

ohmyiv, in Faced with another bad homelessness count, L.A. reacts with frustration
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First off, de Leon can go f himself.

Second, Councilmember Park is correct, there aren't enough mental health and drug treatment resources. Housing is definitely an issue, but treatment needs to go hand in hand with housing.

As someone who has worked closely with Inside Safe clients from the start, we have seen many people we have helped have issues staying inside due to mental health and drug use. "Housing First" only works with a small percentage of the homeless population.

Some of our clients have moved into temporary housing, but are having difficulties staying inside. It takes time and effort to get these clients the assistance they need outside of Housing. Time that nobody wants to give us or them. Difficulty finding available units is a large part, but not as big as the additional support they need.

As far as housing units, there are not enough landlords willing to work with clients with vouchers. Even though they legally are not allowed to reject voucher users, they find ways around it. Landlords that say they are willing to take vouchers will usually back out by using various tactics such as "no section 8 units available" and "deposits need to be made within 24 hours of acceptance" (impossible due to agency funding requirements), among others.

Rental prices have also increased by hundreds of dollars in the past year or so. Majority of landlords know how much Section 8 is willing to pay for units so they increase them just over the amount so the housing authorities reject the units. I've seen units that say "section 8 accepted" but the units are way above anything Housing authorities will pay. I've met so many landlords that make it hard to work with voucher clients that people give up trying to deal with those properties.

Another thing we.might want to try is not announcing our assistance so much. A huge number of people that we assist are NOT from L.A. or even California originally. I've talked to too many clients that said they came here because they know they can get services some how. About 2/3 of my initial inside safe clients are from out-of-state. And it's difficult obtaining documentation for those clients so they can't move forward with services.

Sorry for the long rambling response. I'm just a frustrated case manager trying to help these people.

badbrainstorm,
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This is a rant safe space. Unfortunately, there is much to bitch about

pizza_rolls,
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There's not enough mental health resources even for people who have insurance and homes. Want some help? Here get on this waitlist for 6 months

hotelbravo722, in The artist ‘bending’ the Los Angeles River
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This is awesome. I love how this city is changing.

alcoholicorn, in LAPD officer will not face criminal charges in killing of 14-year-old girl at store during police confrontation with suspect

The suspect was armed with a bikelock btw.

BigMacHole, in LAPD officer will not face criminal charges in killing of 14-year-old girl at store during police confrontation with suspect

Allowing Cops to LEGALLY KILL CHILDREN is called being Pro Life!

-Blue Life Matter Republicans

44razorsedge, in LAPD officer will not face criminal charges in killing of 14-year-old girl at store during police confrontation with suspect

“LAPD officer will not face criminal charges in killing of 14-year-old girl at store during police confrontation with suspect”

Cop not held accountable for murdering innocent bystander. FTFY.

stoly, in LA Times: A federal judge has found that L.A. city officials doctored records in a case over homeless camp cleanups

This most certainly boils down to one person or a small group with power trying to abuse their power to protect their own egoes. When governments put forth such strong efforts to block something or otherwise be intransigent, it is always due to some official’s personal feelings.

Brkdncr, in LA Times: A federal judge has found that L.A. city officials doctored records in a case over homeless camp cleanups

A federal judge has found that Los Angeles city officials altered evidence to support the city’s defense against allegations that it illegally seized and destroyed homeless people’s property.

RememberTheApollo_, in There's something odd going on with the shadows but it's still a pretty picture

Not really a “real” picture if it’s a composite of separate images, is it?

manos_de_papel, in There's something odd going on with the shadows but it's still a pretty picture

The sky has been replaced. And not very well.

THB,

The amount of upvotes on this “photo” is mind boggling

azron, in There's something odd going on with the shadows but it's still a pretty picture

Looks like it is from snowfall

lettruthout, in There's something odd going on with the shadows but it's still a pretty picture

A far-off nuclear explosion?

Or was this taken when that other sun came near our orbit?

JackGreenEarth,

Or a modified image?

lurch,

nah, Occam’s razor: 100% second sun

lettruthout, in Armed soldiers in mountains near LA

I have no idea what those soldiers were doing there, but that is one heck of a story. Hopefully your life of crime ended there.

wowwoweowza,

It was scary AF — but other than us dumbos, I’m sure no one ever goes there.

venusaur, in Armed soldiers in mountains near LA
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Damn. I hope everything worked out okay for the person/people you stole the car from. Especially since it was before everybody had cellphones and ridesharing. That must have really sucked for them for a while.

wowwoweowza,

Bet they never left the keys in the ignition again. I’m sure the car was returned and if it matters — none of us ever thought we would ever do anything like that.

Hope you were never young and dumb.

Dagwood222, in Armed soldiers in mountains near LA

99% sure they were local National Guard doing a drill. They were doing war games and didn’t want you drving through the middle of it.

If they’d had an actual plan,they would have brought traffic cones, signs etc. and had a guy in civvies blocking the road.

wowwoweowza,

This makes sense.

Dagwood222,

“Sure thing, Captain. I know a great place. Not too far from the city and nobody ever comes there. We’ll get our drills in and still be home before midnight. No, sir, I absolutely guarantee no one ever uses that road.”

wowwoweowza,

It was scary AF — but other than us dumbos, I’m sure no one ever goes there.

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