Henry Vincent was a burglar. An elderly man whose house he broke into, killed him. The funeral is somehow estimated to have cost £100,000.
The funeral procession became an “uprising.” The police were ready. They had had intelligence about it. This was planned.
Vincent was a Traveler. More about them shortly. If you Google “Henry Vincent traveler,” you’ll come up with a lot about him. He and accomplices were predatory.
I suspect the film At Close Range deals with Travelers. It proves to be a true story, and very sad and grim.
The Travelers are a distinct white ethnic group found mainly in Ireland and the UK. There are enclaves elsewhere and in the U.S.
Severe social problems beset them. Average life expectancy is 39. The suicide rate among males is six times that in the majority population.
Did the System make them this way?
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them,
for they were harassed and helpless,
like sheep without a shepherd.”