178: What You Need to Know about Gun Violence Against Unhoused People
This March, one man was accused of shooting five unhoused men in Washington DC and New York city over the course of a month. While the suspect in that case is now in custody, the national attention from the case led many – us included – to ask a question: “how does gun violence specifically impact unhoused people?” The answer: "in many varied, and terrible, ways."
To discuss how gun violence may lead to individuals being unhoused, how people experiencing homelessness are further victimized by gun violence, and what you can do to help, hosts Kelly and JJ are joined by: Mr. Donald Whitehead, Executive Director of National Coalition for the Homeless; Dr. Hsun-Ta Hsu, Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri ; and advocate Isabella D'Alacio, who is a member of both Brady’s Team Enough Executive Council and serves as the federal policy associate at March For Our Lives.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- Serial murders, beatings and beheadings: Violence against the homeless is increasing, advocates say (Washington Post)
- The true story behind the ‘welfare queen’ stereotype (PBS)
- Firearm Violence Exposure and Suicidal Ideation Among Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness (Journal of Adolescent Health )
- Homelessness and housing experiences among LGBTQ young adults in seven US cities (Cityscape)
- U.S. Rep. Cori Bush Camps Outside Capitol to Protest End of Eviction Moratorium Amid Pandemic (People)