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."

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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