Thursday, August 09, 2012
When Assaulting the Homeless is Funny
I don't know whether this video of some loser apparently urinating on an unconscious homeless person is real.
The video that lasts 27-seconds shows a young man approaching a man sleeping on the sidewalk outside what appears to be Toronto's Eaton Centre.
With his back to the camera he appears to urinate on the sleeping man while his friends can be heard laughing off-camera. The victim doesn't react and appears to remain asleep as his head and hair are soaked.
Or a sick hoax.
The Toronto Sun says the video has received numerous comments, some questioning its authenticity. “Sounded like he was squeezing a bottle of water if you listen closely,”
But it doesn't really matter. Not when so many homeless people are routinely assaulted, and even murdered.
It's disgusting, and it made me so angry.
For what can you do with people like that, or those who think that kind of video is funny?
Except in my case, restrain the burning desire to beat them up. And say this to their smirking faces:
"Hey punks... bullies.... cowards.... morons. What the fuck do you think you're doing? Don't you think homeless people have suffered ENOUGH?"
Because I'll never understand how some can be so cruel to people who have lost everything.
Nor can I ever forget the story of Paul Croutch.The homeless man in Toronto who was sleeping on a park bench, in the rain, covered with green garbage bags. When he was beaten to death by two soldiers.
For the crime of being mentally ill and poor.
Just a few blocks away from the place where this latest assault is alleged to have taken place.
And of course, I can never forget that many of the homeless in Toronto, or other Canadian cities, are LGBT kids.
Kicked out of their homes by parents like this one.
And for whom there are no shelters, just the dangerous streets.
Which is why I hate that video so much, and hope that the loser responsible is punished, or at the very least shamed.
And why I always end every post about the homeless the same way eh?
A country with so many suffering homeless people.
Can NEVER be a great one....
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