Why Shorty was murdered: He fought back

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Local police in Washington State have released to the public the reason 88-year-old murder victim Delbert Belton was beaten to death by two teens – he fought back, as reported by CBS News on Aug. 26, 2013.
World War II veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart medal for wounds received in combat, the former United States Army warrior who has been adopted by many as America’s Grandpa, Delbert “Shorty” Belton was recently beaten to death by two teens in Spokane, Washington in what police are calling a robbery gone wrong.
The Spokane Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub stated at a press conference:
Our information is that the individual fought back and that may have made this, you know, a worse situation.
Perhaps realizing he just may have committed a major faux-pas, Chief Straub quickly added:
I’m not being critical of Mr. Belton, we certainly encourage individuals to fight back, and he should have.
But it shouldn’t have happened to begin with.
Mr. Belton’s daughter-in-law stated that the 5 foot tall victim was hit with “big heavy flashlights” and doctors told her he was “bleeding from all parts of his face.”
In a separate report from NBC’s WSMV of Aug. 26, 2013, Belton’s body was eventually found wedged between the two front seats of the car he was killed in.
Local doctors informed his family he lost too much blood to survive.
A teen-ager himself at the time, Shorty took a bullet in 1945 when he and thousands of other young American men slugged it out with the Imperial Japanese Army in the bloodiest land battle of the Pacific Theater, the taking of the enemy-held island of Okinawa.
Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, was charged with first-degree murder for the slaying of 88-year-old combat vet along with another 16-year-old, Demetruis Glenn, was arrested last week.
Both will be charged as adults.
  • Mark P. Moyer

    I see two candidates for Paris Island. with no graduation.

  • THCbakesME .

    I hope two ……. get lynched, end of story, if not I will find them one day.

  • Ian MacEwan

    Shorty should have been carrying.

  • vicky

    I hope victims have learned to arm themselves against these rogue teens, enough is enough its time to take back the streets and not have to fear walking or driving any where. next victim ( and I hope there is none ) shoots point blank, this garbage needs to STOP.
    edited to correct mistakes”

  • atlewis

    These teenagers should go out the same way they put Shorty out. Live by the sword die by the sword.

  • http://www.mosquitonet.com/~prewett/ John Prewett

    Following not limited to McCall’s gang, nor to McCall’s city, nor to the 1970s.
    Following racist behavior downplayed [then and now] by MSM and Government.
    MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER by Nathan McCall [born 1955]
    [Prof Afro Am studies - Emory U] Published 1994 page 4

    “…. After my older brother Dwight got his driver’s license, a group of us would pile into my stepfather’s car some evenings and cruise through a nearby white neighborhood, searching for people walking the
    streets. We’d spot some whites, get out, rush over, and, using sticks and
    fists, try to beat them to within an inch of their lives…..” End Quote

    http://www.amazon.com/Makes-Me-Wanna-Holler-America/dp/0679740708
    http://www.nathanmccall.net/

    Must read for anyone interested in how USA got into its present precarious race relations condition.

  • David P Mayton

    Shorty was a military man, so I guess he went out with the proverbial sword as well. But then again, we call people who kill in other countries heros.

  • insul8ter

    I have lived and worked in the black community for 36 years, before that I also went school with African Americans. When a black person attacks a white person, it is almost certain that it is racial on the part of the black person. I am not saying that blacks are bad people, I have known many fine black folks. I have a couple of black friends, they are close friends. They are both several years younger than me, and I am proud of both of the young men. I have great deal of experience with the Black Community, they do not like white people in general. Our people enslaved their people and that is good enough reason for them. In many homes, it is instilled in them that white people are the evil ones. It happens in white homes too, but I know that it is a very lopsided on the side of the black folks. I have been there and experienced the extreme prejudice and hatred from black folks.I still am able to judge each person by what is in his heart. It is not hard to see who is good, and who to keep an eye on. I think my point is that, we have good and bad in every race. I am still praying that we will one day be able to get along for the good of us all.

  • JulianneBruce

    This is Obama’s hope and change. No. This is a race war. This was his goal. America divided.

  • http://white-men-welcome.com/ Charlie Galatas

    Execute or banish domestic terrorists.

  • Bobby Dunnam

    I had an aunt who was in her 70’s beaten robbed and raped in her home by a black man,she wasn’t a war hero,shows a lot about their race,why you want to act like this man deserved this’ you must not be an american,so why don’t you go crawl back under the rock you came from you JACK ASS,Oh and why hide your face ,so you can comment on a crime such as this like you did?

  • Robert

    Hey David, your a asshole. Shorty was defending his country back in ww2 and your future freedom. Would you have preferred Hitler was left unchecked? Watch your mouth you punk.

  • Mark Herndon

    I refrain 99% of the time from resorting to personal attacks and insults in replies to a commenter, but you David P Mayton are a….well I am not gonna say what I wanted, but you are definitely an asshole and a major POS.

  • Mark Herndon

    Black people represent a minority in population and a majority in crime. I don’t give a rat’s ass about no slavery that has been over for almost 150 years. If they want to hate something, hate the liberal democrats who devised and cleverly planned a welfare system that locks them into perpetual poverty and dependence on government, and guarantees that democrats will keep getting elected. Democrats are the new slave masters of the black race, all the black democrat politicians are the “house negroes” doing their masters bidding, keeping their fellow blacks down.

  • dboz555

    How did our people enslave their people? All white people are
    somehow decedents of slave owners? I’m not; no one in my family tree owned a slave and I’m white. Even if we all came from slave owners do you think we are accountable for what
    our ancestors did? I got news for you; everyone’s family has someone or many someone’s
    who have done bad things and if you want descendants to pay for the crimes
    others before them did we all need to be on death row.

    I am my own man and I refuse to let you judge me on what
    someone else did. I am glad you hang out with Afro-Americans, but you are an
    idiot. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and it does not matter what
    the color of your skin is if you do the crime expect the time.

  • dboz555

    This crime is disgusting and these two young men should be the
    first to set ground in Syria
    if we go in (without weapons). If they do survive they can still go to Leavenworth for the rest of their worthless
    lives.

  • John Brookbank

    Have to say both are worthless forms of life !

  • David P Mayton

    All people who served in the military must be good people. Following the orders of government is a good thing. All humans who aren’t Americans are inferior and evil. Is this what you’re saying? Cause that’s what I’m hearing.