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LAPD Officer Deon Joseph shares the truth about how to handle the homelessness crisis

"His message is powerful and effective. I hope the right people hear him and make a change for the better."

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph shares the truth about how to handle the homelessness crisis
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In 2015, the American Enterprise Institute — a conservative think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare — hosted a panel discussion to explore the challenges and possible solutions of homelessness on the street. One speaker on the panel was law enforcement consultant and LAPD officer of over 24 years, Deon Joseph.

Joseph, who spent 22 of his years on the force in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row Community, discussed his experiences and what he believes the best approach is to help the homeless population, including how society can take better care of the mentally ill. Check out his impassioned discussion, below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=297&v=yK6q_1kfEr8 caption="How we can help people off Skid Row: Lessons from LAPD Officer Deon Joseph" photo_credit="" expand=1] How we can help people off Skid Row: Lessons from LAPD Officer Deon Joseph

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