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Mission hopes a fee will change skid row's culture

Mar 14, 2011 9:48:43 PM- latimes.com
The area is quieter and safer than it was, but it's still troubled. Union Rescue Mission thinks a pay-to-stay plan might be an incentive to get people off the streets.

I was five minutes into my skid row ride-along when I wound up alone in an idling police van, watching LAPD Officer Deon Joseph handcuff a drunk for raising a ruckus inside the Union Rescue Mission.

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