LA residents fed up with officials, demand change after homeless crisis spirals in city
It’s the stale stench of liquor and human waste that hits you first.
Then it’s visual — row after row of dirty tarp tents crammed together on the sidewalk next to piles of rotting trash and broken appliances.
There are half-dressed, drugged-out shells of people wandering aimlessly in the middle of the street. Some curse at cars. Others just stare.
There are fights, prostitution and rodent burrows.