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Rock Band Five Finger Death Punch To Fix Music Video About Veterans Homelessness

By Dan Lamothe, Aug. 22, 2014

Last week, Checkpoint broke down a new music video by the band Five Finger Death Punch. Set to their new song “Wrong Side of Heaven,” it sheds light on veterans’ homelessness as a societal issue that deserves attention.

The video has a few factual problems, however.

For one, it states that there are “300,000 homeless veterans sleeping in our streets,” and implies the number is rising. In actuality, the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development estimated that there were 57,849 veterans on the streets on any given night in 2013. That’s a significant number, but it’s actually down from 2010, when there were about 76,329 homeless veterans on a given night. An official with the independent National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says it also uses HUD’s estimates.

The video also scrolls a list of veterans charities as it concludes. But the band lists a few nonsensical organizations and locations to help veterans. Among them: The Armed Forces Network; a TV channel run for deployed U.S. troops; the Nellis Air Force Base Web site; and a Web site designed to provide information for families of troops in the Maine National Guard.

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