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."

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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