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  • Barefoot homeless man not actually homeless

    12/05/2012 6:36:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/4/12 | Mike Krumboltz
    The homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a kindhearted New York City police officer apparently isn't homeless. According to the New York Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and military veteran benefits.
  • Homeless man given pair of boots . . . seen wandering the streets shoeless

    12/03/2012 6:52:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 116 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 3, 2012 | Barry Paddock AND Bill Hutchinson
    The barefoot homeless man who was given a pair of shoes by a kind-hearted beat cop is wandering the streets shoeless again. Jeffrey Hillman, 54, was spotted panhandling on the upper West Side Sunday without the $100 boots NYPD Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought for him on a frigid November night in Times Square. “Those shoes are hidden,” Hillman told The New York Times after he was spotted walking around with no shoes on Broadway near W. 79th St. “They are worth a lot of money. I could lose my life.” A tourist from Arizona snapped a cell phone photo of...
  • Father of Beaten Man Wants Death Penalty

    08/07/2011 1:19:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 | Kevin Patra
    Hundreds joined Ron Thomas at a rally Saturday at Fullerton Police Department wanted to see the police chief step down.At a rally in front of the Fullerton Police Department Saturday calling for the police chief’s resignation, the father of the 37-year-old schizophrenic man who was beaten by police and died said he wanted to see stiff penalties for those involved. “What I want to see done is the primary guy that was beating my son in the back of the head with a Taser, because this was indeed a hate crime against the homeless and mentally ill, needs to be...
  • From Rags to Riches to Rehab...Now do you believe me?

    01/13/2011 7:01:19 PM PST · by LesDowrey · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 13, 2011 | Gloria Goodale
    Ted Williams was the feel good story for the New Year – a down-on-his-luck, homeless man whose elegant announcer’s voice, discovered in a viral video clip, gave him a second shot at midlife success. Not only did he have multiple job offers, but Kraft took him on as a macaroni and cheese spokesman and a mortgage company offered to pay for a house. But now, with the announcement that despite his claims of being clean and sober for two years, he has not mastered the drug and alcohol problem that put him on the street, he becomes just the latest...
  • The Man With the Golden-Handout or the Real Story of Ted Williams

    01/11/2011 8:51:18 PM PST · by LesDowrey · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Virtues and Values ^ | January 11, 2011 | Les Dowrey
    The Man with the Golden Hand Out By Les Dowrey By now you know the story of the “man with the golden voice.” After an online video was posted of Ted Williams showing off his velvety-smooth dulcet tones, the media and the public worked themselves into a flurry of emotion over a faux rags-to-riches story. Despite the fact that Ted Williams hasn’t had a job in almost two decades, the job offers have come pouring in from the Cleveland Cavaliers to MSNBC. Before you start getting that warm feeling in your stomach and thinking that this is the stuff Hallmark...