Punish Teens Who Killed Homeless for Sport

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Target: Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico Richard J. Berry

Goal: Punish the three teenagers involved in killing two homeless men for sport

Three teenagers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, told police that they were the ones responsible for attacking and killing two homeless men. The teenagers—ages 15, 16, and 18—used bricks and metal poles to antagonize and kill the homeless men, and they had done it purely as a way to get rid of their frustration. These teenagers are being tried as adults, as they all have a history of antagonizing the homeless, and should be punished for their cruelty.

The bodies of the homeless men were found on mattresses in a field across from the boys’ homes. Police were tipped off by the attack when one of the homeless men identified the teenagers, despite the fact that they covered their faces with t-shirts.

Various confessions came from the teenagers, all of which are damning. The 15-year-old told a detective that they “randomly” attacked the homeless in 2013, amounting to more 50 people in that year alone. The youngest of the trio stated that he was angry over the break up of his longtime girlfriend and wanted to “mob” the homeless. The detective clarified that what the boys intended to do was beat and steal from the homeless. He also told police that several cinder blocks, a metal pole, and sticks were used in the hour-long onslaught. The 15-year-old admitted to using the cinder blocks at least 10 times, and others smeared dirt on the faces of the homeless.

This blatant disregard for human life is diabolical, and these boys should be punished by the full extent of the law. They regularly attacked and tormented the homeless for no apparent reason, and ended up taking the lives of two people. It is clear that these teenagers have no respect for human life, and thus should suffer the consequences. Urge the city of Albuquerque to ensure these teenagers are prosecuted for these brutal murders.


Dear Mayor Berry,

I am writing this letter urging your city to prosecute the three teenagers who killed two homeless men for sport. This is not the first incident where these teenagers attacked the homeless. In 2013 alone, they admitted to attacking at least 50 people, and not one of these attacks were done in self defense. The resulting death of two homeless men was spurred by a teenager feeling angry over the break up of his long-time girlfriend.

These boys have no regard for human life, and should be severely punished for these brutal killings. Despite being homeless, their victims were still people with the right to life. These teenagers ignored that right, beating them to death to release their own frustration. Please do everything in your power to ensure that these teenagers are punished to the full extent of the law.


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Photo credit: Matthew Woitunski via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Attacking anybody is wrong but especially people that are more vulnerable like the homeless. They’re human beings too and should be treated with love, care, compassion and respect. These boys need to be punished to the fullest extent and imprisoned since they are dangerous and in the case of the 15 year-old that was angry over breaking up with his girlfriend in need of psychiatric help since he obviously has poor anger management and coping skills and a hatred for vulnerable people. I can only wonder why the relationship with his girlfriend ended and if his behavior was the root of it.

  2. Tanya Ross says:

    Stop the attacks and killings of homeless!! Open more shelters for them to sleep in and have a hot shower. Or reduce the price of rent in low income neighborhoods to give them a chance to have a home of their own.

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