An 88-year-old veteran is dead after he was attacked Wednesday night in North Spokane. The victim, Delbert Belton, was a World War II veteran living in Spokane, according to his family. Spokane Police said in a news release that they responded to a call of an assault at the Eagles Lodge, 6410 N. Lidgerwood. When they got there, they found Belton in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was taken to a local hospital where he died this morning from his injuries. Belton, who was called “Shorty,” by his friends, fought in the Battle of Okinawa in
Comments: This is the local coverage, with a bit more info, photos.
Of all of the myriad of black on white crimes, this one enrages me the most. I want that skinny resident at 1600 Penn to say something fast. This is his doing. We are not going to sit back and take this forever.
I put the blame squarely at the occupant at 1600 PA - this is ALL his doing - this is ALL his divisive talk and of course let´s not forget Al and his pal Jesse - absolutely disgusting and appalling words can´t say what I am thinking about this punks - just following the marching orders ???
Seeing as how it was reported a couple days ago the DHS guy was promoting race-wars. It sure seems Civil Rights are being set back at least 50 years by the race allegedly being oppressed. It´s 2013! It´s not 1963 or even 1863. My condolences to the family. Thank you or your service and sacrifices sir. God bless you!
Everyday I realize more and more the sad fact that I no longer recognize the USA.
Today we lost a Warrior to two animals that are the product of a society and culture that is running amok throughout America.
Thank you Mr. Belton for the your service and for your sacrifices. I am so very sorry that the country you defended and protected created and nurtured a cultural climate that in the end murdered you. May your soul have eternal peace.
I don´t think it was a crime. It doesn´t appear to be a crime to me. These acts, Duncan, Trayvon Martin (he was not the victim, he was the aggressor and would have been charged had he not been killed), Mr. Belton, and the many, many others we have been reading about over the last 4-5 years seem more in the nature of acts of war. The media is aware of it, they just don´t report it because they are trying to keep a lid on it hoping it can be contained. The government is trying to contain it by treating it as a crime. Every act of war can be seen as a crime under definition of criminal law, you have to look at the surrounding circumstances. The race leaders, black panthers, black separatists, community organizers, have been filling their young people with hate for decades. It´s beginning to leak out.
What do you expect from Zero. He was raised by a wacko Marxist family. A mother who did all she could to screw up a son providing him with a transvestite nanny in Indonesia. His real father was likely a bisexual black communist....not named Obama. The icing on the cake was Jihad Jeremiah...that racist anti-American. Would you want that asshat to baptize your children? Obama is indeed the great divider and as close to the anti-Christ as I hope we will ever get. Zero is directly responsible for the decay of this country. Thanks you stupid voters.
I live in Spokane. If this can happen here it can happen anywhere. This is not the first black on white crime here. Be careful, something is going on and it will not always be reported except on Drudge and here.
Is Jesse Jackson going to "frown" upon this too? That was his strong statement about the gunning down of Christopher Lane. Somewhere, I hope that George Zimmerman is finding some peace as the hypocrisy of the race-mongers is revealed. Haven´t heard from Trayvon´s parents in awhile. Their 15 minutes has expired.
obama incited racial resentment, which has clearly escalated. I suspect an incident may spark riots in the street, e.g., an attack by a black mob, who are literally outgunned. Jaws are set. Tensions are approaching the breaking point. Grab a tight rein.
Too bad he couldn´t have pulled a 45 on these urban savages. They deserve to be shot down in the street like vermin. Is this what America has spent trillions of tax dollars for? America would have achieved so much more if not for so much of it´s energy and treasure being diverted to feed, house and incarcerate almost 80% of African-Americans. Without them there would have been no Civil War and an Australian athlete and Delbert Belton would still be alive.
What would have happened if Belton somehow pulled a legally obtained gun and shot his attackers in self-defense (he WAS murdered)? Obama would remain silent. Sharpton would organize a march for a vigil for these SOB gang-punks. Liberal media would parade racists to condemn Belton for taking the lives of innocent children like innocent Travon. They would pronounce him as suffering from dementia and anti-gun morons would start whining about how someone with Alzheimers could get a gun. Obama has intentionally divided America for his own political advantage. These murderers are ignorant drones ... tools of the black-as-victims race industry. Americans, you´d better wake up to the new Black Offensive against whitey ... you could be next
So, this time they did not use a gun. Anyone hear Michell malkin´s argument with that screwball Richard Fowler? Fowler mad at guns instead of the black thugs who gunned down that Aussie baseball player. Now, what they gonna blame? Beating an old man to death? Jesus H. Keerist! When are these feral beasties going to start to get tamed? Are we really in a race war on top of a religous war?
I don´t care if they are black, white, red, yellow, brown or green, charge the parents. Both of them. It might take a generation or two, but they will get the message. Take care of your children or face the consequences. By the way, Obama has set race relations back 60 years. On purpose.
Hey, we´re getting fed up with the black on white murderous assaults, especially those targeting babies and the elderly! And NBC, you´re complicit in this for doctoring the Zimmerman 911 tapes and so is Obama. You´ve all got blood on your hands.
I hope these punks pay dearly for this crime. By the way, I carry a .45...target me next time!
This story almost brought me to tears. He faced enemy soldiers with guns on the other side of the world and managed to survive it. It took two thugs from his own country to take his life over something trivial like a few bucks, or even that the two creeps were "bored" and wanted to rough up a white guy.
This really touches me because my grandfather, a Marine, was also wounded on Okinawa. The two of them could have been transported to safety on the same ship, for all I know. My grandfather has been gone for many years, but the thought of him being victimized by two pieces of garbage like the ones who killed Mr. Belton is just too difficult to imagine.
Liberal democrats, you have taken fathers, consequences, faith and ambition away from our young people. You own this mess we´re in.
No, we´re not going to sit back and take this, not those of us with a clue. I have "protection" in my car, not a gun, but I pity the poor fool that tries to carjack me or otherwise assault. I recognize danger when I see it and I AM looking for threats as I go about my business.
Amongst other negative qualities, these animals are cowards, they tend to run in packs, even to attack a feeble old man. They are motivated by nothing but hatred while I am motivated by my love of life.
I predict that those of us defending ourselves will prevail in most cases and these miscreants will start dropping like flies. Sadly, some of us will be prosecuted for defending our lives as was George Zimmerman. Still it´s true, better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
Yes, No. 28, I heard that so called debate. That African American nut would not shut up and let Michelle Malkin talk. Like all liberals he used the technique of talking non stop, over his opponent, so the opponent could not be heard or get a word in edgewise.
I am sickened that two black thugs in do rags murdered a Veteran who fought for their rights. And I am sickened that thousands of American Veterans died so that two black thugs in do rags can live in freedom.
Those responsible need to come forward and take their punishment. You are included Mr. President.
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