Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bumfights inspires
Australian homeless killing

An Australian teenager on trial for killing a homeless man while being filmed by his friends has told a courtroom he was inspired by American stunt shows.

Arthur Burrows, 66, died three years ago when his highly flammable humpy* was engulfed in flames after the boys filmed themselves taunting him and leaving a piece of carpet alight in his shack.

He said they were inspired by the "Bumfights" series, which shows homeless people tormented for the camera, as well as the stunt film "Jackass."

Last month, a Florida teenager says he watched the "Bumfights" videos hundreds of times before he and four other teens punched, kicked, and stomped a homeles man to death near Holly Hill last year see previous post here.

The trial is continuing.

Read more here.
* Not sure exactly what that means. Anyone speak Australian?.


At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Humpy" is Australian slang for a rough bush shelter or makeshift shelter.

At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Blogamax said...

Les Bumfights sont tout simplement destinée à des adolescents en manque de sensation forte. Il faut être peu regardant sur la souffrance humaine pour s'épanouir d'un tel spectacle.
Bref, la loi doit sévir sur ce genre de pratique. Le respect de la dignité humaine est bafouée de nos jours...


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