How the homeless in Los Angeles spent Christmas

A dashcam video of downtown Los Angeles on Christmas day reveals a stunning sight: hundreds of tents and lean-tos on the sidewalks that serve as shelter for the homeless. The scene is reminiscent of a third-world country.  The Daily Mail reported on the video: The three-minute clip was originally published on Instagram by [L.A.] street artist Plastic Jesus[,] then on LiveLeak by Nick Stern in the 'Citizen Journalism' video category. It had ... been live for [only] 10 hours when it was viewed nearly 40,000 times. In one frame of the viral footage, a man can be seen pushing a wheelchair in the middle of the road. Another wheelchair-bound man reclines listlessly on a street corner while women file their thin-looking children through the crowds. Makeshift canopies – often simply sheets erected on poles – are packed in tightly beside one another in endless rows. The rising cost of rent and housing in California is also...(Read Full Post)