June 28, 2006

Crimes against homeless people

Doug Dawson, the homeless veteran who was set on fire last Friday in Spokane has died. Two men, ages 22 and 23, are suspects.

From Washblog: Doug Dawson, 1956-2006

...a case can be made that attacks like this are hate crimes... but I think it's more accurate... to call them crimes of indifference...

From Olyblog: Hate crimes against the homeless

Every day I hear stories from street people about being “moved on”, verbally and even physically assaulted... I’m tired of it.

This happens from Washington to Florida. From the 13th Juror:
Some teens' idea of sport - beating up homeless people

Five Orlando teenagers have been beating the homeless for sport. They are now facing second-degree murder charges...