Features | The homeless on LA’s Skid Row are in desperate straits, but giving them more food will not solve their problems
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/07/17, 11:11 pm
Editor’s note: This article includes disturbing and graphic descriptions of homeless life in LA’s Skid Row.
LOS ANGELES—On a warm Friday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the acrid stench of fresh-spilled blood stung the congealed odors of fossilized urine and unwashed feet. A man whom locals call Turban stabbed three individuals, leaving a half-mile trail of blood and screams until police officers shot at him six times.