Over at Bermuda Sucks there is a thread detailing the videographed humiliation of one of Bermuda’s, or rather Hamilton’s, vagrants, known as ‘Keith.’
The humiliation was video taped and posted on the popular site known as ‘Facebook.’ It can be viewed here – although one has to log on to the site to view it, and need the most up to date Flash players.
It appears that the main person behind this criminal act was one Antonio Belvedere. This person to me, through both their humiliation of this individual, compounded by their very public humiliation of Keith through posting the video on Facebook, is inhuman and despicable. This is one incident where I will advocate for the police to thoroughly investigate the incident to investigate any wrong doing and criminality, and hopefuly arrest this disgusting citizen.
I can fully appreciate the distaste many citizens have for the vagrants in Bermuda; we live in a job rich economy, and there is no reason why these people should be unemployed. I believe there are some serious substance abuse of mental problems that have led to these individuals living the lifestyle they do. I personally have the maxim of ‘don’t work, don’t eat’ and refuse to give money to them when they ask for it, but will share food with them if I have it on me, or buy them some food if I have the time. But this is beyond despicable.
There have been a rash of videos in the US exploiting the vulnerability of vagrants, from humiliation similar to the one seen here, to ‘bum fights’ and even the filmed assualt and murder of these people. I am firmly of the belief that this incident is a copy cat one, based on the precedents set in the US. What is worrying is that the deviant Antonio Belvedere even states that he would have moved the humiliation to the next level of a ‘bum fight’ should another vagrant been available.
What is more worrying is that this incident comes across as symptomatic of the degree of alienation in our society today, that a so called citizen such as the deviant Antonio could show such reckless compassion towards a fellow citizen and human being.
Antonio, you are disgusting, and I hope you recieve your just reward for this despicable act.