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Skid Row’s oldest homeless organization assesses impact of police shooting




Protesters at Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters rally to express their anger over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on March 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Protesters at Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters rally to express their anger over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on March 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Less than a week after a homeless man was shot by the police on Skid Row, a similar confrontation took place Monday in Downtown.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a man on tased twice and apprehended by police on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster. The episode recalls a police shooting case that happened last weekend--albeit with a vastly different outcome--when police shot and killed a man who had allegedly went for an officer's weapon.

How is Downtown's homeless population being affected by the rising tension? Organizations serving the homeless population on Skid Row depends heavily on volunteers, has last weekend's shooting impacted the number of people wanting to volunteer?

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Guest:

Andy Bales, CEO, Union Rescue Mission, the oldest Mission in Los Angeles serving homeless men, women and children. It’s located in Downtown Los Angeles.