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Delbert "Shorty" Belton WW II Vet Attacked for His Cue

Posted: 8/23/2013 11:44 AM

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Delbert Belton, WWII Vet, Beaten To Death By Teens

The Huffington Post | By Sebastian Murdock Posted: 08/23/2013 9:42 am EDT | Updated: 08/23/2013 11:55 am EDT


Delbert Belton beating


A WWII veteran who fought at the Battle of Okinawa, where he took a bullet to the leg and continued fighting, was beaten to death by two teens Wednesday night.


Delbert Belton, 88, from Spokane, Wash., was pronounced dead Thursday morning, KHQ reported.


Two male teens pummeled Belton outside a pool hall in what police describe a random attack.

Police are looking for two black male teens. One suspect was described as heavy set and wearing all black clothing. The other has been described as being about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, and was wearing a silk do-rag.


"Shorty could have been my grampa," Obama told White House reporters in a surprise appearance at the daily briefing.

"The African-American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws," he said. "And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case."


African-Americans feel the context of the Shorty killing is little known or denied, "and that all contributes, I think, to a sense that if a black male WW II hero was involved in the same kind of scenario that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might be been different," Obama said.

On Saturday, "Justice for Shorty" vigils are scheduled outside federal buildings across the country by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.


Sharpton called Obama's remarks Friday "significant and much needed," saying in a statement that the president "set a tone for both direct action and needed dialogue."

His comment could have been a slap at his own response to the 2009 arrest of African-American university professor Henry Louis Gates by a white police officer responding to a report of a possible burglary at his Boston-area home.

After coming under criticism for saying police acted stupidly, Obama later invited the Harvard professor and the arresting officer for a beer at the White House.

On Friday, Obama instead endorsed "soul-searching" discussions in homes, churches and workplaces where people might be more honest about whether they were "wringing as much bias" out of themselves as possible.


" I think every grandson and granddaughter in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”

The Rev. Al Sharpton, an Obama ally who led a rally attended by thousands Thursday night at a park in Spokane, the city where Shorty was killed, said he thought it was important for the president to comment.

“It really brings home to people that this hero is not some potential thug with a pool cue,” said Sharpton, who said he had been in touch with the Justice Department but not Obama in recent days. “It brings home the awareness of of the sacrifices Shorty made in Okinawa  rather than how he was treated.”







Last edited 8/23/2013 12:20 PM by 81Hawk

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Posted: 8/23/2013 11:48 AM

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Your application to join the Onion as a staffwriter is denied.
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Posted: 8/23/2013 7:54 PM

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RACIST
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Posted: 8/23/2013 8:45 PM

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ITS FUNNY BECAUSE IT WAS JUST LIKE TRAYVON AND A BLACK GUY BUT OBAMA IS BLACK HA HA LOLOLOL TAKE THAT LAMESTRAM MSNBCDIA HAAAA!
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Posted: 8/24/2013 6:45 AM

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AwCrickets wrote: Your application to join the Onion as a staffwriter is denied.
Only denied on political slant by that snot rag, ONION.

Otherwise, it's tremendous and superior to anything in that tired, predictable tripe publication.

"Shorty could have been my Grampa"----nice.
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Posted: 8/24/2013 6:56 AM

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68's submission is approved as sufficiently absurd parody of barely literate Internet users. Good work.
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Posted: 8/24/2013 7:04 AM

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you're trying too hard, as usual, barrister.

Last edited 8/24/2013 7:05 AM by knighthawk68

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Posted: 8/24/2013 7:14 AM

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Just appreciating your work. Your use of parody aimed at satire is borderline Shakespearean in its elegance.

In the end, your media-related satire is much more subversive than the anti-miscegenation op-eds you keep sending to Stormfront for publication. I look forward to seeing your takes on publications like Mad magazine and Crack'd.
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Posted: 8/24/2013 7:16 AM

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jzhawk wrote: Just appreciating your work. Your use of parody aimed at satire is borderline Shakespearean in its elegance.

In the end, your media-related satire is much more subversive than the anti-miscegenation op-eds you keep sending to Stormfront for publication. I look forward to seeing your takes on publications like Mad magazine and Crack'd.
I'll cue you in advance.
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Posted: 8/24/2013 7:56 AM

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jzhawk wrote: Just appreciating your work. Your use of parody aimed at satire is borderline Shakespearean in its elegance.

In the end, your media-related satire is much more subversive than the anti-miscegenation op-eds you keep sending to Stormfront for publication. I look forward to seeing your takes on publications like Mad magazine and Crack'd.
It's my appearance here and not the quality of my parody or satire that prompts your arrival with your tired, boring routine.

The President is fair game here.  His ridiculous opinionated intrusions in civil matters (Trayvon, Ivy League professor)  were nothing but biased, shoot from the hip nonsense which gave him a chance to preen and posture (you should identify with preening and posturing, JZ).  The lack of real substance in his personal contributions to his administration make such performances about all he is left with.

Last edited 8/24/2013 7:58 AM by knighthawk68

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Posted: 8/24/2013 7:58 AM

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I blame the NRA.  Just too many guns.
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Posted: 8/24/2013 8:07 AM

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Keep it rolling, 68. Lessons from the poorly informed racist old guy about the unacceptable nature of boring and biased opinions are excellent satire.
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Posted: 8/24/2013 8:27 AM

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Care to offer your take on the President's utterances on these civil matters, windbag?
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Posted: 8/24/2013 8:36 AM

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"Civil matters"? Did you think that the misuse of the word civil made you seem smarter, or is that more satire?

As for my commentary, no thanks. No, I'm just here to watch your preening and posturing. Calling me the windbag for not taking part in your silly ranting is a nice touch.

Keep going, please,
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Posted: 8/24/2013 9:11 PM

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Only white people are racists.
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