The tents in L.A.'s neighborhoods

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The tents in L.A.'s neighborhoods
The tents in L.A.'s neighborhoods

To the editor: I was glad to see The Times publish its first article starting to acknowledge the burden of the 60,000-strong transient community borne by normal, everyday citizens of the Los Angeles area. Yet even then the wording tries to frame the homeless crisis as a humanitarian tragedy with no clear origin or end, rather than what it actually is (in most cases), a total abdication of responsibility of the part of law enforcement, public health agencies and municipal services.

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