Yes.Mental illness is the problem
Leprechaun comparisons aside
That we as a society have come to think this sort of thing - a little homeless guy in his 70s being beaten within inches of his life, for whatever reason - is somehow acceptable in the big scheme of things - WTF?
It's largely an attitude of permissiveness towards homelessness that got us here.
Even the homeless say it - there's a bunch of enabling do-gooders that make it really fvckin easy to live as a homeless addict.
On top of the morons throwing money to panhandlers.
What is it gonna take before people start saying enough is enough?