Below I have compiled some of the photos and comments that Andy sent during the evening.
CBS (2) news and KCAL news (9) did a story on the news last night.
Dan Portnoy commented - Look for my mug tonight on KCAL9 and CBS2 at 11 with @abales, former mayor riordan and the crew from http://www.edar.org/
Peter Saumelson is the inventor of the EDAR.
First photo above at the top of this post; Andy Bales: Our 'village' of EDAR.org 's on San Julian, roughest street on LA's SKID ROW.
We gave up several EDAR.org 's to senior ladies coughing & trying 2 sleep on cold sidewalk. How could we not?
We've only been cussed out a few times and nearly all have been extremely thankful & kind.
We called LAPD on car speeding down San Julian& running red light. Nearly hit pedestrian. Gang member called me snitch & I chewed him out.
We've been trying to take a picture of the huge rats, but they are too fast!
We were hungry & @petersamuelson bought us my recession special, McDoubles & diet cokes. We gave some 2 senior ladies & gang members.
All violence & gang members have moved away. That is what happens when strong kind people occupy space keep an eye out for others.
Man verbally attacked & made racist statements. We understood,let him talk. He's atheist because as kid he feels prayers were unheard.
He ended up apologizing, shook hands, & we thanked him. He talked for nearly an hour. He's bright & frustrated with 20 yrs without home.
Here's the KCAL Thanks @foxlaamymurphy for covering the #EDAR sleep-out at @urm with @abales and friends! - The link to the story is here:
2 members of a gang selling drugs just chased a man down 5th street but he was too fast. We alerted LAPD.
Eventful night. Woman just stormed by looking for a light 4 cigarette screaming kicking carts & threw a chair.
My final comment is from my friend Don Garza:
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