This is the mission at St. Vincent's on Winston St. in the Skid Row community. There have been reports that robberies are taking place after dark and the men at the St Vincent's Mission are being bullied by young thugs and drug dealers.
A person, who lives in the St. Vincent's mission, said that it all started when the LAPD raided drug hot spots on Winston, north of Wall ST. Since then, the drug dealers have all moved south of Wall St. to continue operations.
I was told that they picked that location because it is off the main thoroughfare and they have look-outs posted at Wall and at Maple St. They could see everything going and coming. By doing so they can warn their "crew" if the police are coming.
Before long, the "Youngsters" started charging "tolls" for people who wanted to walk on Winston between Maple and Wall. They even patted the pants of the pedestrians to see if they had any money. If the pedestrians did not have enough money, the thugs would regularly surround them and beat them up, leaving them bloody. Occasionally, the thugs would even stand in the doorway at ST. Vincent's and liberate money right at the front door from the residents.