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Alaskan Officer Helps Homeless

Anchorage police officer Araceli Jones is responsible for building relationships with the city’s homeless population. She talks about their alcoholism and their choice to live in heavily wooded national parks, even in the unforgiving wintertime. Some years, more than 10 homeless people freeze to death in Anchorage. Bitter cold and intoxication make a deadly combination.


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