July 23, 2014
Albuquerque police have apprehended three teengaged Latinos in connection with the murder of two homeless men who were sleeping in a field on the city’s Westside.
It is fascinating and joyous the way that these colorful vibrants enrich our culture with their interesting ways. It is such a shame that the media gives so little attention to the diverse actions of these vibrants, rather instead focusing on the achievements of oppressive and privileged White Men. If only the people knew the joy the vibrants create, we wouldn’t need a debate on immigration – the right course of action would be obvious to everyone.
The stunning crime in Albuquerque was made all the more disturbing after one teen told cops that the boys had randomly beaten more than 50 homeless people recently — and that the youngest of the attackers was once on the streets himself.
“So graphic and so disturbing … by such young people,” police spokesman Simon Drobik told KOB-TV. “It’s just unbelievable.”
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, used cinder blocks, a metal fence pole and bricks to bash the two sleeping men during the hour-long attack Friday night, prosecutors said.
A third homeless man, Jerome (Skeets) Eskeets, was able to escape with bruises after the savage beating in a vacant field where the victims were all sleeping on mattresses.
Cops were called around 8 a.m. Saturday to the report of the dead bodies, one on a mattress and the other on the ground. Investigators were described as “sick to their stomachs” after witnessing the brutal carnage, KOB reported.