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Copy of This couple was homeless unlike most of the Filbert Street addicts.
Copy of Lorraine, a Filbert Street regular. Her 7-year-old granddaughter in Mississippi called her up and said, "What are you doing running around on the street? Come here and take care of me."
Copy of The Plaza, unfinished. Filbert Street runs from the trees on the right, down four blocks to McClymonds high school.
Copy of Curdibo, the guy on the right, was beat up after I took this photo and left with permanent brain damage.
Copy of Geraldine's sons are angry with her because they ended up in foster homes. They are living with her now but she wants them to leave because "they are abusing me."
Copy of Just out of prison, where he started writing a novel.
Copy of The novel begins with a rival dealer breaking into a house to get drugs, which are hidden in an oven.
Copy of Tasha next to the banana trees that give some shade to the sidewalk.
Copy of One of the saddest regulars.
Copy of Gino is homeless but dresses well and makes a few bucks as a barber. A woman in the neighborhood let's him use her shower.
Copy of Krazy (left) is a regular. She lives, miles away, with her mother.
Copy of "Krazy" again with a guy "who's just a friend."
Copy of A brief visitor who stopped by with a customer to get drugs.
Copy of The Frank she's pointing to on the Filbert Street wall is her son and he's in prison.
Copy of Burt and some regulars. He says he had a happy childhood, which is pretty amazing given that everyone in his family died from either AIDS or drugs.
Copy of A visitor.
Copy of Heroin is said to be "just a physical feeling." Crack is what "really makes you feel euphoric".
Copy of Filbert Street OG's doing their thing.
Copy of An arrest on Filbert Street. Guys in handcuffs can't pull up their pants.
Copy of "Twin" arrested for drugs, but she didn't have any on her.
Copy of The police let her go with just a "ticket."
Copy of Eddie Franklin says he doesn't belong with the uneducated folks on Filbert Street; he's not ignorant like most of the people on Filbert Street. He goes there just for drugs.
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