[Hpn] Fw: Homeless man beaten to death

wtinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 06:52:56 -0400

So would you say that the homeless and houseless are not protected by the
police as much as a home owner,or housed person?
From: "NINA COOKSEY" <ncooksey@yahoo.com>
     What an awful thing to happen I wish that people
would realize that homeless people are not free game.
It is because the "LAW" does not do enough to catch
and punish those who attack the homeless.
--- wtinker <wtinker@metrocast.net> wrote:
> Sept. 26, 2001.
> Homeless man beaten to death
> Battered corpse is found near St. Clair West subway
> station
> By Henry Stancu
> Toronto Star Staff Reporter
> The battered body of a homeless man was found by
> social workers outside a
> Forest Hill area subway station Tuesday night.
> The 65-year-old man, known to street help workers as
> 'Bill,' was found
> sprawled beside a subway emergency exit leading from
> the St. Clair West TTC
> station, east of Bathurst St., about 10 p.m.
> "He looked like he was beaten pretty bad. Like
> someone took a club to him,''
> said Simon McNichol, a street help co-ordinator with
> the Native Men's
> Residence (NA-ME-RES).
> McNichol and two other workers had come to the
> ravine behind the subway
> station on their rounds bringing food and clothing
> to homeless people, who
> ususally take shelter just behind the south entrance
> to the subway.
> At the sheltered emergency exit doors, where Bill
> and others usually spent
> the night huddled under an overhang, rescue workers
> found his lifeless body
> and signs of the attack. He apparently suffered
> severe head injuries.
> Homicide detectives were called to the scene early
> today to investigate
> Toronto's 44th slaying of the year.
> Copyright 1996-2001. Toronto Star Newspapers
> Limited.
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