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LAPD Horses Proving Problematic

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The latest problem to plague downtown: LAPD horses that leave behind presents in Skid Row. The Downtown News reports: "Neighborhood activists claim that the police do not clean up after their animals, even when their waste hits the sidewalk, which in this area is more than a pedestrian path: It’s where hundreds of homeless people lay their heads at night. 'Basically, they’re [defecating] on peoples’ homes,' said Jeff Page, Skid Row’s representative on the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, who goes by the name General Jeff." Neighbors in Venice have also complained about this scenario, although it's likely that fewer people sleep on the streets in that neighborhood. [Downtown News]