The 72-year-old Leonisio has been living on the same street corner for the past 30 years. Rubbing his thick grey beard, Leonisio recounts how he was attacked eight days ago and kicked so hard that his testicles became swollen. He had gone to the hospital for help, but due to the long wait, he returned to the street and his alcohol addiction.
"Why don't you come into the center?" Ruiz, one of the Angels said. "There's a nice warm bed there for you."
Leonisio only stares back.
"The street is the only life he knows," Ruiz explained. "He's scared to leave it."
- Jessica Phelps
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