We’re all peo­ple

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

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.

Au­gusta John­son


Katie Falkenberg Los An­ge­les Times

TER­RION BROWN, 27, with his Bi­ble; he lives in a makeshift tent on skid row in down­town L.A.

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