[Hpn] Re:

William Charles Tinker wtinker@fcgnetworks.net
Sun, 7 Jan 2001 19:03:07 -0500


Group:
We defintely do need to all be our own watch dogs for justice because as
HOBO Matt stated the police do seem to write us off as  not being worthy of
a full scale investigation if there are signs of any foul play..So if we
have any suspicions then we must raise particular HELL to make sure the
police do their job and we all "get equal protection under the law"!
A Brother
Bill
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From: "William Charles Tinker" <wtinker@fcgnetworks.net>
To: <hpn@lists.is.asu.edu>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 7:36 PM
Subject: IN RE:


> In my opinion greed, need, and deed sometimes dose create some serious
> complications for the homeless,rather than stereo type every one I would
> have to say the homeless brothers and sisters I knew in my travels had a
> compassion and love for each other,its when outsiders from the community
> started drinking with us Bo's that things happened!
> I am sure you all read the murder trial of the Concord 3 whom cold
bloodedly
> murdered Brian McManus,now these three are vultures and if the death
> sentence was used all three would be qualified in my estimation to get the
> big one!
> And I have to tell you I think life imprisonment is the ideal punishment
on
> any murder charge,but these people killed this man for only a few dollars
> and Brian was not a selfish person,may the three of you who killed Brian
rot
> in hell!
> No I feel that in the Denver area you will find that this is the act of
> thrill killers and they will get caught because they need their kicks!
> A Brother
> Bill
> Advocate,activist for displaced,disabled and parents human rights
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <HOBOMATT@aol.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 7:10 PM
> Subject: [Hpn] STEREOTYPES encourage MURDER of homeless people? Your
> opinion?
>
>
>  wgcp@earthlink.net writes:
>
>  Do "negative stereotypes" encourage vigilantes to murder homeless people?
> Why or why not?
>
>  Over the last twenty years or so in Colorado Springs, the vast majority
of
>  "homeless murders" has the victim being killed by his/her "friends" or
> peers.
>  The usuall scenerio is a group of people sitting round a fire drinking,
>  sheltering in an abandoned house, or walking along the river and a
dispute
>  turns lethal. I don't believe that "negative stereotypes" encourage
>  vigilantes to seek out and harm homeless people (as a rule). I DO believe
>  these stereotypes lead to less concerned police investigation, after the
>  fact, as the the victim was "just a transient".
> Matt Parkhouse, RN
> Colorado Springs, CO
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