Violence Against the Homeless: Is It Growing?

Norris Gaynor, a 45-year-old homeless veteran, was sleeping on a park bench in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., when he was brutally beaten to death with a baseball bat. His teenage attackers, who were later convicted of second-degree murder, had made assaulting the homeless a sport. The 2006 incident and others like it in recent years have alarmed advocates for the homeless and law enforcement groups who want the federal government to begin formally tracking the crimes. "Imagine if that tracking had...Full Story
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