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March 7th 2012


Just as Itzcoatl Ocampo, the 23-year-old homeless serial killer in California (see The Pavement February issue), pleads ‘not guilty’ to murder and has two extra charges bought against him, an American software company are marketing an Android phone app called HoboHunt.

The controversial new game allows players to (virtually) hunt down rough sleepers and attack them. Those with the game on their smart phone are encouraged to take photographs of rough sleepers, which are then uploaded into the game where the player can shoot at them. The app is only available on android phones because Apple are rejected it several times as an iPhone app.

As reported in the Huffington Post, the game’s designer, Joel Usher, claims to have been inspired by a friend who took pictures of homeless people to send to friends, whilst pretending to hunt them.


March 2012



No homeless in Lambeth by May 2012

Becoming invisible, part I

Waste not, want not campaign

The truth about homelessness

Flash mob in Birmingham

Still work to be done in Brum, warns councillor

Need help with a alcohol or drug problem?

Homeless numbers reach lowest level in ten years

Street sleeping set to rise, as shelters close

Scottish Parliament probes youth homelessness

Drug users warned as new HIV cases come to light

A hand-hold to grab on to, before it's too late


Council bans Big Issue seller

Stuck in mud and then arrested

Rise in rough sleeping

Tent city fire

Rough sleepers ‘Speak Out’

Landmark ruling on HB for Big Issue sellers


Another chance for man with the golden voice

Street Shield 27: The night shift


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