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Full Disclosure Network® Video Debate: L.A.’s Skid Row, Safe Streets & Vagrancy (12 min)


Los Angeles, CA. Are skid row street vagrants merely homeless or are they criminal drug addicts who choose to live lawlessly on the streets? The FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK® presents an exclusive twelve minute Video News Blog debate featuring prominent Los Angeles and New York authorities who hold strongly differing opinions. (watch video here: URL: )on the link below to watch video) At issue is how government should address solving the problems of street vagrancy. Full length shows on this issue are to be released on cable tv and the Internet soon.

The Full Disclosure Network® videotaped the January 17, 2008, “Safe Streets” Forum co-sponsored by the Manhattan Institute and the Milken Institute covering the issues surrounding "Policing Skid Row” in downtown Los Angeles. Those featured in this short video debate are:

* William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Chief
* Torie Osborn, Sr. Advisor on Homeless to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
* James Q. Wilson, Manhattan Institute & Ronald Reagan Chair, Pepperdine University
* George L. Kelling, Sr. Fellow, Manhattan Institute & Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers
* Heather MacDonald, Manhattan Institute, John Olin Fellow
* Estela Lopez, Executive Director, Central City East Association
* Carol Wilkins, Director for Intergovernmental policy for Corporation for Supportive Housing
* Leslie Dutton, Moderator

This video is just a preview of Full Disclosure® programs examining issues surrounding the Los Angeles area of “Skid Row”, street crime, drugs and vagrancy and featuring panel discussions, The programs are to be featured on 45 cable systems and cable channels listed on the link below. Also they will be available on the Internet FREE for a short period of time from the home page, there after will be available to subscribers.

Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network® since 1992 and produced by host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston, in 2002 the Full Disclosure® special series “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism” was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series.


 Skid Row
 Crime, Drugs, Vagrancy
 Homeless Housing
 Law Enforcement
 Safe Streets Initiative

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