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?