If you’ve been to certain parts of California, you know they have a serious homeless problem.
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Well I guess this shirtless jogger in his pricey headphones and wrist weights decided to do something about it – by destroying some poor homeless person’s makeshift home and throwing his possessions in the lake:
Initially known as ‘Jogger Joe’, the man has now been identified as 30-year-old Henry William Sintay. I don’t know if he expected to go viral but you’ve got to know that’s going to happen in 2018 any time you do something remotely controversial and someone pulls their smartphone out.
Now obviously it’s not very pleasing on the eye to look at what some homeless person has hoarded in a public park when you’re on your morning jog, but at the same time it’s a total dick move to destroy that person’s possessions. Your life is a million times better than the guy whose most prized possessions include some jizz-stained sheets and bottles of old urine. There’s got to be a more sensible way of dealing with it if you’re that way inclined. After all, you might be cleaning up the park but you’re polluting the lake.
Guess what though? Henry was later filmed fishing the homeless person’s stuff out of the lake. I guess he felt bad? Or maybe he crapped himself once he realised he went viral.
Is this that same dude? UPDATE: Thank you, loved ones! And thanks especially to my amazing nephew, Theo! Henry and his "friend" assaulted me multiple times, I was also dragged by their moving vehicle and hit a few times in the head, but I'm safe now. Still do not have my phone. Please keep calling it and if Henry picks up, I'd like it back. I'll continue to share the story and folks should feel free to reach out to me here or via email.QUICK UPDATE #2: Thankful for the ER staff who assessed my injuries and thankful for my hard head! Even more thankful for the kind and loving friends and family who have been looking out for me and taking care of me. And, thankful to my community, who knows that Oakland can be a place where the dignity, safety and full human rights of everyone can be defended, protected, and affirmed. I know we have a long way to go, but I also know we have no choice but to get there…onward!BRIEF UPDATE #3: I am recovering from a mild concussion, some cuts and bruises, and many sore and strained muscles. Your love, food, joy, outrage, companionship, laughter, rides, check-ins, insight, and incredible displays of compassion have helped me heal and prepared me for the work ahead. Deepest thanks to everyone who has reached out with love and support! You have taken care of me, and for this, I am deeply grateful.And let's not lose focus: HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT. While my wounds will heal, the deep wounds of inequality and injustice in #Oakland will fester unless we dramatically improve how we treat our neighbors who are unhoused, unsheltered, or on the verge of losing their housing. This is a moral and cultural issue and a reflection of our values as much (or more) than it is a policy and civil code issue. And our values and morals must guide our political decisions. We can do much better by our people. And to achieve this, we need you and the love you've shown me to lead us forward to a town rooted in full dignity and human rights for all.UPDATE #4: I’m relieved that one of the men who robbed and assaulted me (Henry) has been taken into custody. He should be held accountable for his actions, including his abuse of Drew. While what happened to me was horrible, it does not begin to compare with the daily mistreatment of our neighbors who are unhoused, homeless, or unsheltered.I believe that HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! Everyone who lives here in #Oakland seems frustrated and concerned with our unrelenting housing crisis, including me. This is the impact of growing inequality in the Bay Area in which we have so many of our neighbors, families, and children who are homeless or living in unstable conditions. Families working multiple jobs and living couch-to-couch, thousands living in unhabitable conditions or in vehicles, and anyone worried that next month they could be evicted or face foreclosure.Today, millions of people are celebrating Oakland’s championship #Warriors basketball team, and if Oakland can bring home 3 championships in 4 years, we should at least be able to house everyone who needs shelter. We can do much better. We WILL do much better, but only if you help. What are YOUR ideas? Onward!
Posted by Matt Nelson on Saturday, 9 June 2018
Someone’s even started a GoFundMe for the homeless guy which has raised $13000 thus far. Not bad at all.
At least Henry redeemed himself, unlike the Cambridge student who burned a £20 note right in a homeless dude’s face. Diabolical.