An excerpt from the Sacramento Bee
It’s dangerous to be homeless in the Golden State. Homeless people make up less 1 percent of Los Angeles’ population, yet accounted for 16 percent of the city’s homicide victims last year, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Often, that violence is carried out with extreme brutality, according to National Coalition for the Homeless.
In May 2016, four people in beat a homeless man to death over the course of three days in San Francisco.
In September 2016, a man stabbed a homeless woman and then beat her to death with a baseball bat, all in broad daylight in Corona.
In February 2017, a man intentionally struck and killed a homeless man, a Navy veteran, with his vehicle in Riverside.