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General Jeff Skid Row Activist- by Walter Melton

General Jeff has tirelessly worked to rid the streets of Skid Row of its trash.  Week in and week out, he could been seen sweeping the streets, many times alone at night, or with Manuel Compito, the Co-Founder of the Skid Row 3 on 3 Streetball League.  He truly believed that the way for community members  to begin building self pride and respect was for them to take an active role in cleaning their streets.

To suggest that he would litter the very streets that he works so hard to keep clean is beyond any reasonable stretch.  I am embarrassed for the Los Angeles Police Department for this occurrence.

When Capt Smith, Captain McDonald and Sgt. Royce were a part of the original Skid Row task force, relations with the police improved considerably.  Those officers were widely regarded as servants of the community and everyone believed they cared for the well being of the inhabitants.  Since their departure, with no continuity of spirit and purpose, hard earned ground of mutual respect has been lost.

I commend Officer Deon Joseph for his ongoing efforts in protecting and improving the lives of the Skid Row community

I do hope that the relations, which at one time were on the uptick, between the community and law enforcement, once again return to a positive direction.

Sincerely,
Walter Melton  aka Scribeskidrow.

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