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89 Year Old WWII Veteran Beaten and Left for Dead Dies

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WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.[W:71]

An 88-year-old wounded veteran of World War II died Thursday after he was brutally beaten, apparently at random, in the parking lot of his lodge in Spokane, Wash., authorities said.
Spokane police said they were seeking two suspects in the attack Wednesday night on Delbert "Shorty" Belton, a retired aluminum company worker who'd lived in the city for most of his life after he was discharged from the Army after the war. Belton died of his injuries Thursday morning, police said.

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You know, so many bad things happen, every day, that make me shake my head, and worry about the state of the world. But I have become desensitized to a lot, because it's just so common now, to hear bad news. This story, though - broke my heart. This guy survived World War II, only to be beaten to death in the parking lot, while waiting to escort a friend so she wouldn't have to walk alone. :(
 

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Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

Poor ol guy. I'm just kind of at loss for words at such senseless violence. Part of me wants to blame and another wants to understand why anyone would do this.
 

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You know, so many bad things happen, every day, that make me shake my head, and worry about the state of the world. But I have become desensitized to a lot, because it's just so common now, to hear bad news. This story, though - broke my heart. This guy survived World War II, only to be beaten to death in the parking lot, while waiting to escort a friend so she wouldn't have to walk alone. :(
Apparently he was attacked by 2 thugs for no good reason. There is camera surveillance showing the 2 in the link you posted.
 
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Apparently he was attacked by 2 thugs for no good reason. There is camera surveillance showing the 2 in the link you posted.
they are believed to be the two ... may not be ... but if they are, I hope the guards at the prison tell the veterans in the prison what they did ... I'm amazed by how much cowardice there is out there ...
 

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Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

You know, so many bad things happen, every day, that make me shake my head, and worry about the state of the world. But I have become desensitized to a lot, because it's just so common now, to hear bad news. This story, though - broke my heart. This guy survived World War II, only to be beaten to death in the parking lot, while waiting to escort a friend so she wouldn't have to walk alone. :(
Hopefully justice is served to the people who did this.
 

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Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

Well this is a tragedy. A fellow veteran beat to death for helping a friend.
 

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This story is tragic and sickening.

The more and more this crap happens the more inclined I am in favor of implementing the Soviet Method on reprehensible filth such as this.
 

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Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

This story is tragic and sickening.

The more and more this crap happens the more inclined I am in favor of implementing the Soviet Method on reprehensible filth such as this.
I 100% agree with you that it is tracking and totally sickening.

And we know very little about crime in the USSR, but what we do know is that there was a lot of police/secret police on the streets. Since the USSR has gone the way of the dinosaur, crime in Russia is even worse than in the USA.

I think it is more a societal issue, the whole violence/drugs/gangs/poverty/hopelessness problem. Also the lack of social and police control will have aggravated this problem.
 

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Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

You know, so many bad things happen, every day, that make me shake my head, and worry about the state of the world. But I have become desensitized to a lot, because it's just so common now, to hear bad news. This story, though - broke my heart. This guy survived World War II, only to be beaten to death in the parking lot, while waiting to escort a friend so she wouldn't have to walk alone. :(
This is more than just a little shocking, this story is headline news even across the pond:

Amerikaanse oorlogsheld (88) doodgeschopt door tieners
translation: American war hero (88) kicked to death by teens

Delbert 'Shorty' Belton, een Amerikaanse oorlogsveteraan die de bloedige slag bij Okinawa in Japan tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog overleefde, is op een gruwelijke manier aan zijn eind gekomen: bruut doodgeschopt door twee tieners.

Belton werd woensdag op de parkeerplaats van Eagles Lodge in Spokane in de staat Washington gevonden. Hij kwam daar twee tot drie keer per week om te biljarten. Gisteren overleed Belton in het ziekenhuis aan de gevolgen van zwaar hoofdletsel.

De politie tast in het duister naar de motieven voor de dodelijke schoppartij. 'Het lijkt een willekeurige aanval te zijn', zegt een woordvoerder van de politie tegen CNN. 'Er is geen reden om aan te nemen dat hij zijn overvallers kende.'
translation: Delbert 'Shorty' Belton, an American war hero who survived the bloody battle of Okinawa in Japan during the second word war, has seen his life cut short in a most gruesome way: brutally kicked to death by two teens.

Belton was found Wednesday on the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, in the state of Washington. He visited the lodge 2 or 3 times a week to play pool. Yesterday Belton passed away in the hospital because of serious head wounds.

The police has no idea what the motives are for the deadly kicking death. "It looks like a random attack", according to statements to CNN made by a spokesperson of the police. "There is no indication that the victim knew his attackers".

Amerikaanse oorlogsheld (88) doodgeschopt door tieners - AD.nl

Oorlogsheld (88) doodgeslagen door tieners

In de Tweede Wereldoorlog werd Delbert Belton op een Japans eiland in zijn been geschoten, maar hij wist de Slag bij Okinawa te overleven. Nu is de 88-jarige Amerikaanse veteraan toch gedood. Doodgeschopt door twee tieners voor het café waar hij graag ging biljarten.

Belton werd woensdag op de parkeerplaats van Eagles Lodge in Spokane gevonden. Hij had zware verwondingen aan zijn hoofd. Gisteren overleed de oorlogsheld in het ziekenhuis.
translation: War hero (88) beaten to death by teens.

In the second world war, Delbert Belton was shot in the leg on a Japanese island, but he was able to survive the Battle of Okinawa. Now the 88 year old American veteran has been killed. Kicked to death by two teens in front of the bar where he loved to play pool.

Belton was found on the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge in Spokane. He had suffered serious injuries to his head. Yesterday the war hero passed away in the hospital.

De politie heeft geen motief voor de knokpartij. "Het lijkt een willekeurige aanval te zijn", zegt een woordvoerder van de politie in Spokane, een stad in het noordwesten van de Verenigde Staten, tegen CNN.

Vorige week werd in de Amerikaanse staat Oklahoma een 23-jarige Australische honkballer doodgeschoten door tieners. Als motief droegen zij aan 'dat ze zich verveelden en niks te doen hadden'.
translation: The police does not know the motive for the beating. "It seems a random attack", according to a spokesperson of the police in Spokane, a town in the north west of the United States, to CNN.

Last week, in the American state Oklahoma, a 23 year year old Australian baseball player was shot to death by teens. When asked about their motive for the crime, they stated that "they were bored and had nothing to do".

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Re: WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

I 100% agree with you that it is tracking and totally sickening.

And we know very little about crime in the USSR, but what we do know is that there was a lot of police/secret police on the streets. Since the USSR has gone the way of the dinosaur, crime in Russia is even worse than in the USA.

I think it is more a societal issue, the whole violence/drugs/gangs/poverty/hopelessness problem. Also the lack of social and police control will have aggravated this problem.
But in the end, this man's killers made personal choices for which they alone are responsible, as each one of us is. Regardless of how challenged their personal circumstances are, there was no reason to beat this 89-year old man to death.
 

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But in the end, this man's killers made personal choices for which they alone are responsible, as each one of us is. Regardless of how challenged their personal circumstances are, there was no reason to beat this 89-year old man to death.
I was not justifying the crime, I was saying that locking up people in soviet style jails does not solve anything. The reasons for crimes like this have to be addressed because by just jailing people inhumanely will not prevent crimes like this.
 

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I was not justifying the crime, I was saying that locking up people in soviet style jails does not solve anything. The reasons for crimes like this have to be addressed because by just jailing people inhumanely will not prevent crimes like this.
Are you saying It's inhumane to lock up people who commit murder? What do you suggest we do throw them a freakin party?
 

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WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

I hope his last thoughts weren't "what did I risk my life for?"
 

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Are you saying It's inhumane to lock up people who commit murder? What do you suggest we do throw them a freakin party?
Did I write/say that? I was talking about Soviet style prisons and that just locking up is not the answer to prevent new tragedies from happening.
 

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You know, so many bad things happen, every day, that make me shake my head, and worry about the state of the world. But I have become desensitized to a lot, because it's just so common now, to hear bad news. This story, though - broke my heart. This guy survived World War II, only to be beaten to death in the parking lot, while waiting to escort a friend so she wouldn't have to walk alone. :(
So where are Jackson, Sharpton and Obama on this? Why aren't they decrying the racism? Couldn't this guy have looked like Obama's son? After all he's half white?
 

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WWII Vet, 88, brutally beaten in Spokane, Wash.

So where are Jackson, Sharpton and Obama on this? Why aren't they decrying the racism? Couldn't this guy have looked like Obama's son? After all he's half white?
Slinking back into their dungeon.
 

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If we wore t shirts with Mr Belton's face on them that said no justice no peace or justice for Delbert Belton we would called racist.
 

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they are believed to be the two ... may not be ... but if they are, I hope the guards at the prison tell the veterans in the prison what they did ... I'm amazed by how much cowardice there is out there ...
I know it's such a cowardly thing to do, attacking someone who can't fight back. Poor guy. :(
 

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You know what everyone who is now trying to tie every black on white murder back to Trayvon, let it go. You are criticizing those guys for how they made it about race but now it always has to be or else. Why not be the bigger person and instead of sinking down, rise above. These guys will be found and no doubt sent to jail and justice will be served. Just because those idiots made it about race doesn't mean you have to. It's not like the cops were called and these guys were let go because they said it was self defense or am I missing something?
 

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Slinking back into their dungeon.
Obviously I was being half-sarcastic, but this is the **** we had to listen to for over a ****ing year on the Martin story. So I think it's only fair that Obama come out on this, right?
 

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You know what everyone who is now trying to tie every black on white murder back to Trayvon, let it go. You are criticizing those guys for how they made it about race but now it always has to be or else. Why not be the bigger person and instead of sinking down, rise above. These guys will be found and no doubt sent to jail and justice will be served. Just because those idiots made it about race doesn't mean you have to. It's not like the cops were called and these guys were let go because they said it was self defense or am I missing something?
Being the bigger person doesn't work with the Left. Their objective is to win politically, by any means necessary.
 

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Being the bigger person doesn't work with the Left. Their objective is to win politically, by any means necessary.
I really think the same could be said for most regardless of political leaning.
 
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