Judge rejects LA City/County attempt to pause homeless housing deadline

LOS ANGELES - Quoting a homeless Air Force veteran who said he found a 19-year-old blind girl walking the streets of Skid Row, the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit seeking to end the downtown Los Angeles homelessness crisis has rejected a bid by the city and county to hit pause on his decree that all indigent persons in the area must be offered shelter within six months. In an order filed late Sunday in Los Angeles federal court, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter hit back at the city/county's claim that his housing order lacked standing because the plaintiffs -- the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights -- cannot allege injuries to third parties -- homeless persons on Skid Row. In response, the judge quoted from declarations from L.A. Alliance members that he said illustrate that a "plethor
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