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."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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