A juvenile has been arrested by Spokane police in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week, police said Friday.
The male suspect has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder.
The man — Delbert Belton — was brutally beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he loved to go play pool.
The motive? Police don’t have one. The teens appeared to have picked him at random, authorities say.
A retired aluminum company worker who served in the Pacific, Belton, friends say, took a bullet in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. He survived that attack.
This attack may or may not be racially motivated. It is a heinous crime that no on deserves, no matter the race of the victim. But the double standard here is that if the races were reversed, CNN would likely be playing that angle up. MSNBS would be holding a Race Baiting marathon, and President Obama would likely be saying that Delbert Benton looked like his Grandfather. I wish no news organization would use ANY crime to further an agenda. But, if they are going to talk about race in violent crime, then dammit be consistent! The fact is, and I will be called a RAAAAACIST for noting this, Black men are 14 times more likely to commit such crimes as White men
The article is a by an African-American professor and mostly it restates the obvious. It’s just that the obvious isn’t much talked about.
So, it’s just fake to pretend that the association of young black men with violence comes out of thin air. Young black men murder 14 times more than young white men. If the kinds of things I just mentioned were regularly done by whites, it’d be trumpeted as justification for being scared to death of them.
It’s not that black communities are in complete denial about these statistics — Stop the Violence events are a staple of high-crime areas. But let’s face it: black America isn’t nearly as indignant about black boys killing one another or whites as about the occasional white cop killing one black boy, even though the former wreaks much more havoc in black communities. There is no coordinated nationwide movement equivalent to the one Martin galvanized. There are no thoughtful films “exploring” black-on-black crime the way Fruitvale Station treats the death of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was killed by transit police in Oakland, Calif.
And recent example illustrates how many blacks feel about who is murdering whom. Two weeks ago, an NYPD cop killed 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse. Douse was in the process of shooting other people, and had been charged with shooting someone else in May — and yet his aunt compared him to Martin. In her mind, the main sin was the white cop’s.
Granted, it seems a lot easier to do something about the Zimmermans than the black thugs. Protest profiling and police departments institute new programs. But black thugs aren’t moved by protests, so it can seem like we’re just stuck with them.
But who’s to say what would happen if black America exerted even half of the emotional fervor and brainpower it does over cases like Martin’s to thinking about how to keep black boys from going wrong? Annette John-Hall had some wise words on this last year. What kind of self-image do we have to assume we can only change others, but not ourselves?
Again, the Left cars nothing about Blacks killing Blacks, they care about their agenda of racial division. To be fair the Left tries to divide Americans across ever possible line, not just race, but the racial division is front and center now.
In another story the media refuses to link to race, even though one of the killers had tweeted hatred for Whites and about committing violence against Whites, the Left has been playing the blame the gun card while ignoring the gang ties
As an Oklahoma town comes to grips with the apparent senseless killing of an Australian baseball player on their streets, one man is offering a possible motive.
“I don’t think it was for fun. I don’t think it was at random,” James Johnson, whose call to police ended with the apprehension of three teens who are accused of killing Christopher Lane, told Australia-based Fairfax Media.
“I think it was a (gang) initiation,” he said.
When Johnson called police, he didn’t know about the killing of Lane, he told Fairfax Media, which owns the Sydney Morning Herald.
All he knew was that he got a call from his own son, who said the three teens — James Edwards Jr., Chancey Luna and Michael Jones — had threatened him because he refused to join a gang.
Johnson was working on his truck across the street, and as his son told him about the threat, he says, he saw the three teens arrive in front of the house in the town of Duncan.
He called police and told them about the threat and the boys at his house.
Police arrested the three and named them suspects in the killing of Lane, which had happened hours earlier.
Edwards’ sister said Thursday that he did hang around some older men who were thought to be in a gang, but she said she didn’t know about her brother actually being in a gang.
Again, the Left wants to focus on race, race, race rather than talking about the growing menace of gangs. Why? Because they care only about one thing, their agenda!
I will note that CNN is reporting all of these stories, so they deserve credit for at least reporting them even though they might report differently if the victims were a different color.