Humanitarian crisis worsens for unhoused Angelenos in Mojave Desert

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“The people I talked to don't want to be living out there. I think that in some ways, it's preferable to the city in the sense that they deal with police harassment less. They're bothered less by law enforcement. However, the conditions are so brutal that it’s not desirable for any of them to be living out there,” says reporter Sam Levin. Photo by Shutterstock.

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