Homeless Attacked

Laws That Punish Homeless Should Be Repealed

Scott E. Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Scott E. Bernstein

Over the past weeks, Pivot Legal Society has talked to homeless men in Stanley Park and documented six assaults in the last month. Some of the victims have talked to the police, some have chosen not to report, and instead are finding more isolated places to sleep in an attempt to avoid detection by would-be assailants. This recent series of assaults against homeless men is not surprising in light of research looking at rates of victimization among homeless people.