I, too, am outraged. Where were the parents?
From the article:
The territorial social services department hasn't released details of why
the boys were out in the streets, but the area suffers from some of Canada's
highest rates of family violence and alcohol abuse.
Oh. That's where they were.
I am not making light of neglect or abuse as these are not trifles to be laughed at but serious problems that need addressing. I would like to see the parents held accountable, not more tax dollars thrown in any direction. The boys need a proper home, not "white man's guilt" or "taxpayers' remorse".