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Police: Brother of mutilated boy targets homeless

Published: Tue, March 13, 2012 @ 8:39 a.m.

Police: Brother of mutilated boy targets homeless

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say the brother of a Pittsburgh boy who was brutally killed by a vagrant targeted homeless people in paintball attacks last week.

Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Drake faces charges including aggravated assault in the attacks Thursday on homeless people living under railroad tracks on the city’s North Side.

Police say Joseph Drake told investigators he hates the homeless because his 11-year-old brother, Scott, was murdered and mutilated by a homeless man in 2000.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Drake was arrested after three homeless people complained they’d been attacked with paintballs. Investigators say Drake was in possession of a paintball gun and mask.

Scott Drake’s killer is serving a life sentence.


1drpautot(70 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

soon enough, its all going to fall to pieces. i have been homeless, and survived by the hunt. remember that for thousands of years we were a hunter gatherers. what this man did should be considered a hate crime.

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2jasoninohio(119 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Oh please Dr.P, they are just homeless people. They do not even count as real people. THe homeless are a burden on society. We need to buy all the homeless 1 way bus tickets to Montana and get rid of them forever.

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3Billy_Bob(60 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

It's terrible to think that we spend billions overseas and pump funds into enemies countries while our own suffer every day with no food, shelter, or clothing for comfort. I would be okay to help other countries if we took care of our own first and foremost. Impeach Barry Soetoro.

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