We’re all people
Re “The property they carry,” June 16
Gale Holland’s article shows the humanity of our city’s homeless and destitute.
Too often, the people of Los Angeles are distant from those whom they walk and drive by, and the homeless are in turn stereotyped by society’s opinion of them. Holland’s article showed so clearly how each of our city’s poor and lost are so truly like us: They are also partial to their possessions, they love their pets, and they are set in their daily habits.
Most of us forget the old axiom, “There but for the grace of God go I.” The slippery slope is always there.
I really appreciate The Times bringing attention to all of our city’s residents.
TERRION BROWN, 27, with his Bible; he lives in a makeshift tent on skid row in downtown L.A.