The weapons: steel bars, bats, Tasers, fists, feet and fire. The perpetrators: not hardened criminals but teenage boys. The crime: "bum bashing." It's a sadistic pastime for a rising number of teens: brutally attacking homeless people in public places. Sometimes the injuries land victims in the hospital. Sometimes they are fatal.
More than 140 homeless people were violently attacked in the United States in 2006, resulting in 20 deaths, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless....Full Story