Teen 'Sport Killings' Of Homeless On The Rise

 - Feb 21, 2007   Updated: Aug 11 2011
References: csmonitor & cnn
As if it's not bad enough being out in the cold, without a roof over their heads, there's a growing threat to homeless individuals: the danger from teenagers who beat homeless people for amusement. Baffliing and unthinkable to most, a growing number of homeless murders have been occurring that are attributed to a phenomenon labelled 'sport killings'. Groups of mostly teenage boys have been attacking homeless people in alarming numbers and even videotaping themselves doing it.

Implications - America's homeless have come under attack by an unlikely source: teens. Teenagers have taken to killing the homeless as sport. This horrible trend is seen by many teens as a rite of passage for them. According to reports, the attackers are mostly boys who give in to peer pressure and mob mentality.