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When driving past the CNN Building on Sunset Blvd, on most any time of day or night, you’ll find a few homeless people watching TV. I think it’s wonderful that CNN allows homeless people to hang out in front. Several times I’ve walked in and personally thanked CNN’s security guards.

T was watching the CNN getting caught up on what’s going on in the world. He once made a living cutting hair, but when he broke his arm, he lost his ability to make money. He found himself homeless and depressed. He started to mess with drugs, but today T is sober trying to make the best out of a bad situation.

T said every Thursday night, around 3am when everyone is sleeping, LAPD is waking everyone up, placing them in handcuffs, and writing them tickets for sleeping on the streets. I have yet to confirm this, but I have learned that more often than not “word from the street” is normally true.

This really saddens me for a few reasons. One, I love Hollywood. This is my home. I know LAPD often has to deal with things in ways we might not understand, but from what T said this is not right. The other is it sounds like this has been going on for some time now, yet no one has spoken up.

Another reason we need to empower homeless people with social media.


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