Justin Timberlake Wedding Video Mocks Homeless People From LA (UPDATE)

Those being referred to as and often looked up to as mentors - "The Rich and Famous" - are often more times than not, more spiritually and/or mentally CORRUPT than those they pimp, play, abuse, use and profit/gain/control from.
Here is a case in which ones true self comes out! Right?
Watch and you decide!



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The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 10/25/2012 3:00 pm EDT video

Advocates for the homeless and fans of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are disturbed by a video that was screened at their recent wedding because it appears to mock the homeless.

The film, created by Los Angeles real estate agent (and Timberlake's friend) Justin Huchel, used homeless people from LA to make fun of the newlyweds' lavish ceremony. While Timberlake and Biel's extravagance was probably Huchel's original target, the video transforms LA's homeless into sad, living punchlines. One toothless man says, "Justin, Jessica. I haven't seen you all in a long time, my gift is in the mail."

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In another part of the video, a voice off camera suggests that a man go shirtless to deliver his congratulations: "Justin? Jessica? It's me, Robert."

Gawker broke the video Wednesday morning, publishing part of the eight-minute film along with a sternly-worded email from Huchel's lawyer, who threatened a lawsuit if any portion of the film was published. Given Gawker's penchant for publishing privileged communication, however, the letter only serves to provide more context for the sick gag.

Go to Gawker for the entire 20-second clip. 

"Mr. Huchel made a video to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake's knowledge," attorney Michael J. Saltz writes. "Mr. Huchel especially has not authorized you or Gawker Media to use or exploit any portion of his copyrighted video."

Saltz's letter claims Timberlake had no way of knowing about the video's contents before it was screened, and some on Twitter made the distinction between actions of the happy couple and their friends. (more with Tweets, another video and comments)


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EXCLUSIVE: Homeless Man Saves Police Officer From Attack

 See, maybe if those who think of themselves as being normal will stop, yet not limited to, criminalizing, demoralizing and/or mistreating those who fall on hard economic/social times, then maybe this world will not be in such a fog. 
What do you think?

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EXCLUSIVE: Homeless Man Saves Police Officer From Attack

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - A Dallas Police officer is recovering from serious injuries, after he was attacked by a man suspected of being on a drug-induced rampage. The injuries may have been more serious, perhaps even life- threatening, had a homeless man not stepped in to stop the attack.

Video of the assault is working it’s way up the chain of command at the Dallas Police Department. It shows Officer Billy Taylor waving a baton and backing up in retreat as a man believed to be high on PCP charged at him outside The Bridge shelter last Tuesday at Corsicana and Polk.

Wendy Poole says the man attacked her and other homeless bystanders as well.

“We were fearful at first when the guy pulled up in the SUV,” says Poole.

Charles Alexander is one of several homeless who noticed the officer being beaten in the middle of the street. The former Crip gang leader is the last person you would expect to come to the officers’ aid.

“He went straight for the officer, and the officer had his baton out,” recalls Alexander. “But it wasn’t doing any good because he was really pc’d out.”

The 45-year-old homeless man ran into the street and pulled Samuel Jackson off the officer. He then body slammed the suspect just as other Dallas Police officers arrived.

Alexander is not seeking attention or appreciation for his actions. But he’s deservedly getting it anyway.

“He’s a good man and that was blessing what he did step up like that,” says Andre Collins, another homeless man who witnessed the attack. “I think he’s a hero. He saved us the officer.”

Jackson faces charges of assaulting a public servant and Officer Taylor remains on medical leave with dislocated fingers among other injuries.

Alexander is back to his life of day jobs and roaming downtown without a home. He may not have found his place in society yet, but society has found a place for him. It was being the in right place at the right time when an officer was alone and in serious trouble.

“I think he would have been hurt,” says Alexander. “He pulled up on me and he told me congratulations for helping him get out of the situation.”

City council member Dwaine Caraway tells CBS 11 News he will make sure Alexander is recognized for his actions.

New York's Boom in Homelessness

Without taking in to mind politics, ask yourself why are there so many people being forced into living on and/or about the streets of the United States of America these days?
WHY?

The video below is from the AP
With seeing the Houseless population grow in the US first hand, I am appalled and shocked at how it was allowed to get to such epidemic proportions without those claiming to care, actually be real and apply their so called "care". No, this is not written with any sort of malice or intent thereof, just I have been witness to this horrible action taking place right within the borders of the Untied States of America.

Another important variable to think of is; WHY is it that the overwhelming majority of those being forced to live without are citizens of the United States of America?
WHY?
 
So, is this "CHANGE" for the better of ALL, or just for those within the brotherhood?
WELL? 




New York's Boom in Homelessness


Published on Oct 10, 2012
New York City has seen a nearly 20% spike in homelessness over the past year. The city now deals with homeless numbers not seen since the Great Depression. (Oct. 10)



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below is an article from the AP dealing with the same as above:




NYC homeless boom puts shelters in lap of wealthy
 October 10, 2012, 10:20 AM 

NEW YORK — With a grand entryway of ornate white stonework, the elegant building seems to blend right into this Manhattan neighborhood of multimillion-dollar brownstones. It's the crowd of people who loiter on the stoop at all hours — under the constant eye of a surveillance camera — that gives it away as a homeless shelter.

Faced with unprecedented overcrowding in New York City's homeless shelters, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has cut through the bureaucracy to open up new shelters across the city, pushing some into wealthy areas where residents fear their new neighbors will bring in crime and drugs.

"It sort of felt almost like a bomb landing," said Gwynne Rivers, a mother of three who lives near a new shelter for homeless adults on the city's Upper West Side. "We just have lots of concerns about safety. And no one really seemed to care about what we thought."

Bloomberg has opened 10 new homeless shelters in recent months in response to the escalating crisis. At last count, more than 46,000 people sought shelter every night in New York, the highest number ever recorded. A recent census report found the city harbors a disproportionate 14 percent of the nation's homeless, with Los Angeles a distant second at 3 percent.

The crisis stems from a lack of affordable housing and the city's ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor, one of the widest in the U.S. and comparable to that found in sub-Saharan Africa.

Unlike in other cities, New York is required by law to provide shelter to every person who seeks it. As the crisis escalates, the city has used its power of emergency authority to create shelters as quickly as possible, bypassing the typical community approval process. And that has created turmoil in neighborhoods like the Upper West Side, where a shelter opened in August among apartments occupied by the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.

Further complicating matters is the fact that the shelter is right across the street from P.S. 75, an elementary school which also has a playground.

"There definitely seem to be more people hanging around the street corners, at the subway stops, panhandling," said Jen Zunt, a mother of a fifth-grader at P.S. 75. "There's not enough supervision. And these are going to be people who have mental health issues, possibly."

Anxious parents say they've seen homeless men urinating in doorways and loitering near the school. Many mothers have stopped letting their children walk home alone. The parent-teacher association is working with local police to increase security on the street, which is a pedestrian corridor to Riverside Park's soccer fields and playgrounds.

"We all have kids walking to the park to play soccer," Zunt said. "I have a 14-year-old daughter who goes on her own to school and goes to chorus. And, you know, that's really scary."

The question of where new homeless shelters ought to be placed throughout the city's five boroughs has always been a hot-button issue among New Yorkers. And Bloomberg's mini-shelter boom is increasingly bringing the controversy to the doorstep of traditionally wealthy neighborhoods where shelters aren't as prevalent — and where residents are much more vocal in airing their grievances.

A shelter that opened last year in the heart of trendy Chelsea has drawn complaints about mentally ill homeless people defecating and masturbating on the street. In gentrifying Greenpoint, an increasingly hipster-heavy Brooklyn neighborhood, a new shelter for homeless men was fought tooth and nail by residents before it opened in August.

Bloomberg says the shelter population is exploding at least partly because living conditions there have improved. City officials say people from all over the country are flooding the shelters.

"We have made our shelter system so much better that, unfortunately, when people are in it — or fortunately, depending on what your objective is — it is a much more pleasurable experience than they ever had before," Bloomberg told reporters in August.

But on 95th street, at least, shelter residents have complaints of their own. They say some apartments are infested with bedbugs, roaches and mice. They say people knock on doors at night looking for drugs. There are screaming matches and regular visits from the police to break up altercations.

Upper West Siders say they were blindsided by the suddenness of the shelter's opening. Elected officials and angry residents voiced their frustrations at community board meetings and city council hearings scheduled just a few weeks before the shelter opened in August.

The mayor is embroiled in a bitter political debate over his refusal to provide rental subsidies to shelter occupants to help them get out of the system. Last year, the city ended the only remaining rental subsidy program after the state cut its portion of the funding.

In a break from previous administrations, Bloomberg stopped putting homeless families at the top of the colossal waiting lists for public housing and federal rent subsidies.

"It's just once you're in the system, it's a struggle to get back on your feet," said Shawn Joell, a 49-year-old homeless, unemployed Army veteran who lives in the 95th street shelter. "A lot of people are in dire need of housing and help."

The city's Department of Homeless Services initially agreed to speak with The Associated Press for this story and allow a reporter to interview people inside the shelter. But after learning that the AP had interviewed homeless residents that weren't hand-picked by the city, the department abruptly canceled an interview with the commissioner and refused to answer any questions.

The city has said employment is the solution to getting people out of the shelter and back into their own apartments. But with unemployment hovering at 9.9 percent, higher than the rest of the state and the nation, shelter residents say it's not that simple.

After walking around the Upper West Side with his resume in hand, Abraham Sepulveda, 47, recently landed a job at a local supermarket about a month ago. He's been homeless ever since he lost his apartment in the Bronx last year when the rent got too high.

The job makes him feel hopeful. But he's struggling to save up enough money because he's constantly eating out: The shelter doesn't have any cooking facilities.

"It's like treading water. I just keep getting pulled under, and I'm not seeing the top anymore," he said. "I just keep going down and down and down."


New Rules Seen As Crackdown on Calif. Homeless

It has been a long time thought that what begins in California makes its way across the US. Will this be true of this newest "Last Class" citizen treatment of those who have no where else to go?
Below is a video story from the AP:


 By Associated Press Videos, 08, October 2012

 Several cities in California's Orange County have passed laws or policies that make daily living a struggle for the county's estimated 30,000 homeless people. The rules target bike storage, sleeping in parked cars and library use. (Oct. 8)

 

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Many times we use the wrong word(s) in describing what is, therefore what is, is, but not as we may describe such. This is the case of referring to those who are forced to live in situations and/or conditions which others are fortunate to not have to.Does that make those living Houseless deemed as "LAST CLASS" citizens? Please treat us better!

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