Advocates call for protection of homeless after violent attack on California woman
- Year: 2013
- Length: 3:50 minutes (3.52 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Human rights advocates are demanding better protections for the homeless, following a violent attack on a woman sleeping on a bus bench in Van Nuys, California. Witnesses say a man poured rubbing alcohol on the woman known as "Violet" as she slept on a bench and then he set her on fire. She remains in critical condition. Advocacy groups have been documenting an increasing number of attacks on the homeless in the US. Despite the increase, some say the government is doing little to track violence against the vulnerable population. FSRN’s Leilani Albano has more.