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It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

Eddie Howard holds a placard reading 'America's Imperialistic Idealogy Must Be Abolished' near a makeshift memorial for a hom
Eddie Howard holds a placard reading 'America's Imperialistic Idealogy Must Be Abolished' near a makeshift memorial for a homeless man known by the name of 'Africa,' who was shot and killed by LA police on March 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles police fatally shot a the man March 1, in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in LA's 'Skid Row,' an area near downtown where many homeless people live. bThe video appears to show the man flailing at officers as they try to subdue him. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

It's too soon to know exactly what happened on the skid row street where a homeless man was shot to death Sunday by officers from the LAPD.

It will take months for police officials to, as they say, "get to the bottom of this." And that bottom is likely to be so murky and haunted by suspicion that whatever they find won't be universally believed.

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