More shocking hate crimes: WWII veteran brutally beaten and killed in parking lot

It's been a rough news week. Not only has Glenn told you about the horrible atrocities being committed against the Christians in Egypt, back here in the U.S. senseless and brutal violence seems to be on a the rise. Earlier this week, Chris Lane, an Australian baseball player attending school in the U.S., was targeted and killed while out on a job in Oklahoma by a group of teens who claim they were simply "bored". Well, unfortunately the news cycle went from bad to worse yesterday, as Glenn informed the radio audience of two more gang-like killings that took place.

Last night, a disturbing story broke of an 88-year-old WWII veteran, Delbert Belton, being savagely beaten by two teenagers in a parking lot in Spokane, Washington Wednesday evening. Tragically, Belton passed away in the hospital from his injuries on Thursday morning.

TheBlaze.com reports:

Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at around 8 p.m. on Wednesday when two male suspects assaulted him for no apparent reason.

Police have released surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide investigation. “They are described as young African American males of average build,” KHQ reports. They are believed to be between 16 to 19 in age and were wearing black clothes, while one suspect was seen wearing a black “do-rag,” according to police.

Glenn was shocked by the story and the violence being aimed at one of America's bravest citizens — a man who fought and risked everything so these criminals could live freely in America.

"I mean, I can't imagine.  What have we turned into?  Here is a World War II veteran.  Can you imagine?" Glenn questioned.

"I mean, this guy made it," he contined. "This guy provided us with a country to live in, and he, at 89 years old, can you imagine what was going through his head? At 89 years old, some punks come up and they beat him to death in a parking lot. Now, who were these punks that did it? We don't know, but the surveillance tapes now show that they were two African‑American males of average build, between 16 and 19, wearing black clothes.  We have them on surveillance tape. You can find their pictures at TheBlaze.com.  But this is not — this is not making news, so it's not — and the president's not speaking out. Why? Why not?"

Update: Since this story broke, Police have confirmed that one suspect has been arrested in savage beating and murder of the veteran.

So now there's the young Australian baseball player who was killed, and the shooter who's social media accounts are filled with comments showing anger for 'white' people and the Zimmerman verdict. And now this…but unfortunately, it gets worse.

Another violent murder took place in Memphis, TN and has gone virtually unreported in the national media until TheBlaze reported on it yesterday:

A young white male was walking to his car on a city street late at night on August 12 when he was confronted by a trio of black individuals. They shot him dead. Police have arrested three people and charged them with first degree murder. But some in the victim’s family can’t understand why the shooting is being called a failed robbery when they say the evidence suggests something possibly more sinister: a hate crime.

Glenn explained why this morning:

"Now here's the amazing thing," Glenn began, a white guy is walking to his car on a street, it's late at night, and he's confronted by three black guys. They shoot him dead. Now, here's what happened.  The people have been arrested and charged, but the police are calling this a failed robbery.  And no one can understand why this is being called a failed robbery.  It was a hate crime.  How do they know?  Well, this guy was — he had just started his job as a nurse. He wanted to be a missionary. He's walking down the street and a car passes him. Stops. One guy gets out, comes up, shoots him in the heart. Runs, gets into the car. The 9‑millimeter shell that was ejected out of the gun, that was — what was it — 10 feet away?  I think it was 10 feet away.  I don't have it here.  I think it was 10 feet away which says — yeah, the shell casing was found 10 feet from the body.  Police are calling this a robbery, but the guy — and witnesses have it, the guy got out of the car, came about 10 feet away, shot him and got back in the car. Well, that's not a robbery. He had money on him, he had a wallet, he had a watch, he had everything, nothing was taken, and how could it possibly be a robbery? He didn't get within 10 feet. They just shot him to shoot him."

The victim of the alleged "failed robbery" still had his wallet, keys, and cellphone after being shot. The evidence hardly holds up that charge.

And don't be too surprised that not just the press, but the White House has thus far remained silent on these killings.

"It's quite remarkable how the President just doesn't say anything, just doesn't say anything," Glenn said. "In this particular case he's going to let these kind of killings and this kind of mob rule go until, I believe, it's too late."

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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