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Buffalo's homeless see an increase in attacks

Posted: 2:45 PM, Sep 29, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-29 18:45:50Z

Advocates for the homeless population in Buffalo say they are seeing an increase in assaults against one of the most vulnerable populations.

“Yeah I mean our clients have nothing absolutely nothing, they sleep on the streets live on the streets,” Jason Flores told 7 Eyewitness News.

Flores is a supervisor at the Matt Urban Hope Center. The center is a one-stop-shot for the in homeless and those living in poverty.

Flores says as many as 15 of his clients have been victim of targeted attacks and robbed of what little money they have.

“The fact of the matter is they have friends and families as well as advocates like myself,” Flores said.

The outreach director says his clients have suffered broken bones and bruises with the attacks taking place downtown and around Allentown.

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