Homeless-on-homeless crime

From a couple of years ago, but the rate of unreported homeless-on-homeless crime — enabled by the shelter/services industry — is as high as ever. Believe me, there are violent transients preying on others who are homeless EVERY DAY here inside the Boulder Bubble.

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By Max R. Weller

Steve Anson, left, and Ricky Kirk talk on the 16th Street Mall. The homeless men have a trusted group of friends they hang with on the mall at

Steve Anson, left, and Ricky Kirk talk on the 16th Street Mall. The homeless men have a trusted group of friends they hang with on the mall at night. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

Read ‘Claims of assaults within Denver’s homeless population rising’ from the Denver Post. Quoting from it below:

Police statistics don’t distinguish homeless-on-homeless violence from other assaults, and many homeless victims are reluctant to go to police — even to report an attack. But men and women who live on Denver’s city streets say they’ve been jumped for their cash and possessions, however meager.

It’s also true in Boulder, but the do-gooders don’t like to acknowledge that homeless-on-homeless crime is far more common than the well-publicized incidents of young punks attacking homeless people for “sport” — I’ve never seen the latter, but I’ve personally had to deal with the former…

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