Yale graduate and former Wall Street banker is now homeless

Dipublikasikan tanggal 17 Sep 2019
CNN's Dan Simon speaks with Shawn Pleasants, a Yale graduate and former Wall Street banker and entrepreneur who is now part of the country's homeless population living in California.
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  • He probably makes more money

  • After you’ve had family reach out and offer a hand with a degree from Yale. I have little sympathy for this man.

  • I hear housing in Montana is cheap

  • Very sad story...

  • How much for 1 single use crystal meth in califonia ?

  • *Leave it to CNN to find Nick Fury when HYDRA couldn't.*

  • shaun is maried to another homeless man... why did they say this

  • "married to another homeless man" "smokes meth regularly" ya just throw those little details in

  • Banking is not a good careeer plain and simple only alchemy where you can turn lead into gold

  • Walking one day crawling the next day that is the moral of the story it is a shame for people to be living in such deplorable conditions that is why we shouldn't take life for granted.

  • I was waiting for it and like almost always drugs

  • WTF why is his meth addiction buried near the end? The man did this to himself!

  • Drugs ruined the Yale graduate's life. Skid Row's biggest issue is substance abuse, with a lack of affordable housing as a runner-up.

  • Dang he peaked in college--but hey remember when you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up!

  • illegal immigrants are needed to come to the USA to take jobs Americans will not do. why does he not go out and get one of these jobs?

  • Giving homeless people a Building to live in is not a solution??

  • If he refuses help, then that's on him. Some people don't want help or handouts. If he's comfortable being there, then let him be there. If he's not bothering nobody , why care. I remember growing up in the project's in South Carolina and I remember when my mother social worker tried to her out she said no to every opportunity to better herself but never said no to her food stamp benefits. My father was a crackhead and never really did anything for us or my mom so we stayed in the projects until we got old enough to be on our own. I just don't hope it happens to me or you reading this comments.

  • i do not understand the mindset of mankind, homeless means they have no planet\world to reside upon, roofless may sound odd but makes more sense what does mother earth mean to you? is she just here for you all to greed her resources or is she here to serve the children that reside upon her soil? i appreciate the planet more than mankind ever could, yes, i have been forced out onto the streets because of the greed mankind continues to show but the planet is good to me, she shelters me, she only rains on me what I need a bath and her animals are kind to me, unlike the human race Humans are mean creatures, they will bully me, betray me, punish me for being different, for having a traumatic brain injury, for having PTSD, humans are wicked creatures that show no kindness, greed every resource and steal technology from me. I have allowed street people to live with me to have street people steal from me. I have no family down here, no friends down here, a few have helped me while the rest of you ban me, betray me, punish me, bully me, torment me and have traumatized me. I had hoped mankind might have learned something by now only to find out, mankind are more wicked than ever before. Good thing that black hole picked up on my cry for help because I cannot trust the human race, I have lost faith in the human race and I do not believe anything future for mankind will benefit mankind. No point making greed richer to leave me out on the streets. Thank you for showing me your true ways humans, means ever so much to me knowing you people are greedy, needy and have no other planet to turn too. Y'all shoulda bin developing your own dirt so y'all could go live on your own planet so I can fix what you people screwed up and never allow any of you back to my home. This is the result of giving adult children everything for free. greed!

  • Proves my point that college degrees are worthless pieces of shits...the only way you get head in life if you know people and college is full dumb individuals that have debt coming out of their asses

  • I thought college gave you well paying jobs. Why is he homeless?

  • Wait why and how did he go homeless?

  • Sorry...his family members trying to help him and regular meth user lost me. Don’t blame the system.

  • Yale? Dang

  • The heading was the issue because they cannot believe a Yale graduate could go homeless.Well that’s part of life’s harsh realities .

  • I'm not spending a dime on Christmas junk.. This is so sad..At least he has his husband..You never know what life has for you..

  • CNN trying to make this a TRUMP problem. Its not, homelessness is a Democrat problem in democRAT liberal cities, CNN should have said that in this game news story. These are democRAT run cities

  • I was trying to understand how a smart educated man ended up on the streets and the answer came closer to the end of the story .. he uses meth!! That explains a lot .. praying for him though

  • I don’t no why people still have faith in politicians as both democrats and republicans are just two sides of the same coin! Every election we vote for these idiots and nothing ever gets better. I guess people love to have a false sense of hope and are too dumbed down and complacent to do anything about it.

  • If I had money like Jeff bezos I would help theses people get off the streets at least build them a place where they can lay there heads decent but it will be rules to follow try to at least help those that want to be helped but you can't help everyone because everyone doesn't want help some people just stuck in there old ways

  • Does every one have to live in California? Relocate to other States. I have done it. It works. California is too expensive for many people to live in. Live it for the rich. Its ok. No one should be homeless. America is a big country. I pray God will provide them with a good place to stay. Lord have mercy.

  • Wow. This is sad to watch...🙁 Praying for these people.🙏🏾

  • "'Regular meth user" = drug addict. He needs to address the drug issue ...get help for that and surely an ivy league grad can get a job...Any job to get back on his feet. He seems to have become comfortable with his situation...talking about walking to the library from his tent. God bless him and everybody going through life's struggles.

  • All can say is college sucks! Smfh🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • You let trump run the country you run cnn and if you did it better youd have higher ratings. - cnn murdered

  • The lost of job and mother's caused trauma. He's using drugs as a coping mechanism when he needs therapy.

  • Life is to f''kn tough...

  • I live in the UK its awful to see this amount of Homeless people .we have in the UK but not like this .America has lots of money !

  • And I bet sallie Mae helped get him there too!

    • Exactly

  • We need mental health care bumped up this would help 50%

  • Bruh, Trump sounds like Mayor Quimby 😂

  • His family tried to help him and he dont want it

  • Id rather be homeless in N.Y.C. than in Los Angeles.. L.A.is dry and near impossible.

  • always be humble and kind to others. Give as much as you can to charity because you never know if you can be in the same position one day.

  • "admits to being regular meth user" : not to be consdscending or act like I don't have a past - but there is your problem my man... Please stop using that shit... It's fucking up your looks and health...

  • Putting people in an unused facility sounds like a good idea. People who want to help need time to organize plans and execute them. At least knowing where the homeless are would no longer be a worry, and a solution could be focused on. Having a definite place to go at the end of each day might boost morale of those who actually want to leave. It did for me, even though it was just a parking lot.

  • He liked that nose candy too much. Trump is right, screw with these people try to say. What is happening is California is completely ridiculous and the state government is incompetent.

  • He’s gay smh

  • Lmao Trump is stupid no offense 😂😂😂💀

  • Hmmm 🧐 ...a homeless and regular Meth user.

  • #Trump look after your own people instead of Syria/Afghanistan etc..

  • Its more to his story. Something happened along the way. Mental health more than likely went unaddressed

  • just round them up and send them away, they are dirty and full of disease, we can’t even walk a trail without homeless around us garbage everywhere urine and feces it’s gross they gots to go👋🏻

  • "He's married to a man" Boi

  • This nigga is a methead that flushed his life xoan gas toilet

  • I hope he can turn his life around just like Chris Gardner.

  • The problem is meth... Not housing

  • Moving the homeless to a facility is illegal but living on side walk is?

    • Sanel Sahman Technically probably yes it’s sort of legal to live on the sidewalk if the sidewalks aren’t in front of business owned by ppl. If ppl with no legal standing aren’t complaining, I guess this kind of issue gets put on the back burner. And I guess moving homeless ppl would be legal but not morally right. Those homeless ppl don’t own the side walk or any of the business in the area. So legally they could be asked to move somewhere else. But legally they CAN’T be forced to go inside the facility. That’s a form of kidnapping

  • I can tell that this dude is really a genius. Only me can change the game for him by letting him overcome the fear of unknown n fall back to greatness

  • This is probably a movie not reality

  • Wow.

  • Be thankful for what you have, you could lose it all tomorrow

  • wow...

  • Sound like a lot of DRUG abuse in Cali.

  • Yea trumps idea is bad but the dems that have ruined los angles have a better idea

  • He is married to another man. Lord help us!!

  • Lol it will never happen to Bill Gates

  • Trump doesn't do anything to "make this country great". "Going to war" against the homeless is not going to fix the housing crisis, or unemployment rate, or drug addiction crisis. Other countries come up with solutions to these problems (or at least try to) because they actually WANT to do something about it. Well, that's what happens when you put an arrogant, privileged, ignorant billionaire in office,.

  • He doesn't want to go to a facility because he can't use drugs there. Drugs are the problem. Let's get real.

  • No welcome for disgusting blacks in our gods community

  • How can people pay for affordable housing, if they have no job?

    • @Kaiylah Wallace his resume where is his last job was in the 1990s? 😂

    • gameplayer502 if he stops using meth i’m sure his resume can get him a job

  • A price cap should be impose on apartments and houses.

  • I Absolutely HATE Cold-hearted IGNORANT Ppl that Don't understand FACTS! The facts are once you are Already Homeless it's nearly Impossible to recover especially without help & this is why: 1) No employer will HIRE the homeless! (If you don't have an address or stable housing) 2) We're NOT addressing mental health & physical health issues 3) The Actual "Cost of Living" verses a Living wage. Minimum wage is a an absolute joke! A homeless person getting a minimum wage job (working full time 40hrs) will still be homeless because they are poverty wages. Poverty & homeless is an ugly never-ending Cycle. Multiple Studies have shown if you're born into poverty you only have 2% chance of making it out💯

  • The same is happening in London and Birmingham and soon coming to Manchester,Liverpool , Leeds etc. Rent control is urgently needed both in the U.K. and the U.S.

  • He's a drug addict. That's a big part if not the reason he's homeless.

  • when homophobic people in the comment section shame a homeless man for being married... wrow

  • As soon as you stumble you get trampled here. People work respectable 9-5s, 40+ hours, no days off and still barely make it. We're drowning

  • He is homeless due to drugs. The reason a lot of people are homeless is drugs or mental illness so their family doesn't want them in their house. If he wasnt on drugs he could have moved in with friends.

  • Get them help.

  • Jesus... I hope one day I'm able to build transitional housing for the homeless.

  • There are 50 states in the US,he seems like a smart able bodied man.He should be able to pick his self up and do even a minimum wage job.Rent a room or something and try to get back on his feet.There is a saying,7 times to rise and fall.He has fallen but he can rise again if he put his shoulder to the wheel .