Friday, June 27, 2008

Homeless Cleveland man beaten to death by teens

Only 48 hours ago, down on his luck welder Anthony Waters still had hope-- that he could get out of the shelter, that, instead of working odd jobs at a beverage store, he might get a job in his trade.

But Wednesday evening, three teenagers guessed to be between 14 and 17 beat Mr. Waters so severely that he died at the hospital.

Portions of the attack were caught on surveillance tape and show cars slowing down to watch the attack; none of the drivers interfered. Mr. Waters managed to get himself into the parking lot of a towing company, where he was assisted by employees.
"It was just horrifying the way he looked," said Marlo Massey, Waters' sister, who saw her brother's body after the attack. "They beat him to death and I just can't stop thinking what was on his mind while it was happening." Associated Press.
The attackers have not yet been caught.

Meanwhile, in Tampa, Florida, two more members of the white racist organization Tampa Blood and Honour have been charged with the murders of two homeless men in 1998. The beating deaths were part of an initiation rite. Tampa Bay.


michael said...


Somehow we must have been on the same wave length... I posted regarding the same incident.

Michaelann Bewsee said...

Unfortunately, not hard to find examples...I liked your post about homeless people being individuals-- too easy to forget when we say "the homeless"...