Homeless Court in Los Angeles

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Charles Gregory, 47, holds his ticket while waiting in line at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row July 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. About 200 residents of sidewalks and shelters came to clear citations for such offenses as jaywalking, sleeping on bus benches, illegal use of shopping carts and other non-violent infractions. A new city program allows homeless people to get their citations dismissed in exchange for four hours of community service per ticket. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)