Homeless

This is the beginning of an exploration of language, value and what makes us human. I am trying to understand why one person is considered innocent of a death penalty as he was on his way to work, where another is considered guilty based on their status as ‘homeless’ and ‘mentally ill’ (in a country with no death penalty).

The question is: is collecting cans not an acceptable way to make a living? If it isn’t, why do we give people money for cans? Is this not actually helping save the environment? Does one need a boss to be legitimately contributing to society? Is living in a shelter for two years really homeless? Could a shelter be a home?

How do we decide who is innocent and guilty? Who benefits from this?

They knew he was homeless & mentally ill & collecting cans & they killed him anyway.

Why are the police killing people? Does this make them mentally ill?

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