During the break last night at work, I stumbled on a pretty disturbing story from last Thursday's The Telegram about a viral video of a degenerate urinating on a sleeping homeless man outside of Toronto's Eaton Centre.
It might be old news by now, but I was shocked to see a frame from the graphic video. What the heck is wrong with people? How can a living person think so little of another? How do they lack morals, ethics, human decency, compassion and
What is at the root of such a terrible mistreatment of another? Why video it? What kind of people find this funny? How could this be "cool"?
Last year two 15-year-olds were charged with assault after they posted a video to the same website World Star Hip Hop showing a group of young girls attacking an older homeless woman on Yonge
Street. The internet is full of similar videos. People catching homeless people on fire, fighting with them, kicking them and other mean assaults.
It is not just hoodlums without a clue, Two police officers in the Southern California town of Fullerton have
been ordered to stand trial for the death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally
ill homeless man. Thomas died in July 2011 from injuries sustained during a violent arrest by six Fullerton officers. The incident was caught on a surveillance video
With YouTube and social media, it seems the abuse of people in homeless situations is becoming common place.
Due to unemployment, mental illness and family struggles, more Candians are becoming
homeless. These people need our help and understanding. People from all walks of life can become homeless and almost no one is immune from the possibility.
Perhaps this twisted video will much needed attention
to the mistreatment of the mentally ill.