What is YOUR excuse for allowing homicidal attacks on the homeless to take place?

The incident occurred near the i360 in Brighton.

Is this what it means to be British, now?

Have we fallen so far that homicidal attacks on people less fortunate than ourselves are now considered entertainment?

Don’t try to excuse yourself; if one person in our society thinks they can do this, then there is a problem with our society as a whole.

The individuals responsible shame us all.

Were your children involved in this? Have they been involved in other attacks? Do you even know what they do when they’re out?

Have you been involved in attacks like this?

If not…

What are you going to do about it?

A homeless man woke to find his sleeping bag on fire as a group of youngsters stood by laughing.

He was left with minor burns on his fingers and it is thought his belongings had been deliberately set alight.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred some time between December 10 and 12 during the night near the i360 on Brighton seafront, to come forward.

The crime was reported to them by a third party and officers are trying to establish more information.

Source: Homeless man wakes to find sleeping bag on fire as group of youngsters stand by laughing (From The Argus)

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8 thoughts on “What is YOUR excuse for allowing homicidal attacks on the homeless to take place?

  1. Sven Wraight

    All too interesting that – despite suffering burns – the incident was reported by a third party …

  2. wildswimmerpete

    In my day we described that sub-specie of yob as Thatcherjugenden. I suppose now we’d describe them as Maykinden – now horrifyingly more violent. A frightening realisation of “A Clockwork Orange”. It’s sad that young people nowadays seem to increasingly drift towards neo-fascism. The cause? Spoiled brats? Corporate and government indoctrination via the moron box given given pride of place in the average living living room? Or just the malign influence of The Sun, the Mail and the Express?

  3. Zippi

    This is despicable behaviour and calls to mind the craze of so-called “happy slapping” although, there was little to make one happy about it and it swiftly progressed, if such a word is appropriate, to actions that were nothing to do with slapping yet, media reports still named it thus.
    I am affiliated with a charity that looks after homeless young people, takes them off the streets and gives them a chance. I make it my business, wherever and whenever possible, to engage with our street sleepers and I encourage others to do the same. You don’t have to give money; often, to be acknowledged as a living, breathing human being is enough; a smile; a kind word. Some are substance abusers, some are hungry, some want simple things, like deodorant, socks and pants. Some are runaways, afraid to go home, some are foreigners, unable to speak our language, find a job, or just get the funds to enable them to return home; some are ex-servicemen, some are people who have just fallen on hard times and any one of us could find themselves in their situation.
    There is no excuse, on God’s Earth, to treat people who have to little so disdainfully. Are we really teaching our youth that life means so little? We live in an age in which children are commodities, to be bought and sold, rather than the product of loving relationships. Aye, there is something very wrong with our society, if this is what we produce.

  4. Jeffrey Davies

    its way past time its way way past time with bbc channels 4 and 5 showing you the feckless benefits claimants the refugees the homeless are their own fault yep society has become less christian more roman wanting to throw you to the lions oh dear even our bishops sup with old nick one day wanting to point at gov the next rescinding whot they said yes its the benefits claiments fault oh dear oh dear

  5. Maria Adlam-Apps

    OMG! I am horrified. What kind of parents produce children that think this is OK (and funny)? And yes I do know what my children are doing when they are out – all of them know the difference between right and wrong and none of them would even consider doing this. My daughter would try and help them by giving them some food/drink. We have donated to homeless charities since she was 9 and saw a 16 year old homeless boy sleeping rough near us. She was really upset about it and has made it her mission to try and help people in those circumstances ever since.

      1. John

        I know that this isn’t the sort of thing you wan’t to read, and are strongly against it, but I know someone that would of had no problems with putting the perpetrators in hospital!

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