Slain World War II vet Delbert Belton honored at candlelight vigil [photos]

A candlelight vigil was held Friday night outside the Eagles Ice Arena in Spokane, Wash., where World War II veteran Delbert Belton was beaten and left to die by two teens Wednesday night.

Spokane Police have arrested one 16-year-old suspect in the beating and charged him with first degree robbery and first degree murder. A second suspect, also 16, has been identified and urged to surrender.

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  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    That’s so sad. It makes me absolutely disgusted that someone could survive something like World War 2 and then get killed by two little shit teenagers when he should be enjoying his old age in peace.

  • Maxx

    It’s NEVER a “racial thing” when blacks kill whites, is it libs?

    White liberal guilt has become so apologetic and nonsensical that the party can’t even bring themselves to admit that racially motivated crime DOES occur in America but let’s not hold our collective breath waiting for Reverend Al or Frowny-face Jackson to march in Spokane. Ain’t gonna happen.

    Liberals will do absolutely nothing that could offend their base and cost them votes.

    • ICOYAR
      • WhoMeToo

        Don’t worry. Every day they are in prison they will wish they were dead. And if lucky, their wish will be granted.

        • ObamaFail

          Big Bubba’s lonely and he sure could use a couple of prison wives to trade to other inmates for smokes.

          • Warren1111

            “Justice for Delbert”

        • ObamaFail

          Big Bubba’s lonely and he sure could use a couple of prison wives to trade to other inmates for smokes.

    • Ntr

      The culture-less white liberals aren’t worth giving the benefit of the doubt to in anything. Ideologically challenge them where you see them, let their white guilt eat them alive and step back to laugh as PoC justly (and hilariously) use them as doormats.

      • lessthantolerant

        Anyone else think it is time we began a backlash against liberals? Let’s post their home addresses and burn their homes to the ground. Maybe they can move to the ghettos and live with their black pets.

        • Ntr

          Actually, you’d never see them move into the inner cities because they despise PoC. The closet-racism of white liberals makes the KKK look moderate.

          I don’t think people should, “post their home addresses and burn their homes to the ground”. That would be acting like a liberal. The thing that we should do is to intelligently dismantle the ideology of the political-correct white liberals by challenging them. They are the cultureless and a big part of dragging down this nation.

          • lessthantolerant

            That hasn’t worked for the last twenty years what makes you think it will work now?
            the left has been brainwashing our young people since 1970 with the triad of education, media and entertainment.
            Humanity is lost if it does not rise up to stamp out liberalism

          • Ntr

            Acting out in a extreme self-radicalizing way will not help things and will only set things back. The thing is that no one has been doing anything to fight back against leftist false-liberalism over the past twenty years. No one has really offered up an alternative to counter the left and that’s why their influence has held on. But no one can deny their hold is cracking. Also, liberalism is the not the problem per se, and i’ll say it again, it’s the white liberal’s corrupted modern faux-liberalism. We need the true liberalism that the founding fathers practiced.

            Lastly, and maybe you’re not meaning to, but you’re coming across as a troll/paid-poster trying to stir people up for less-than-honest reasons. If you’re not, fine…but please go elsewhere with that.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            While I agree with your premise of not harming people or property, Nthis, liberals and Obama-bots are immune to facts and immediately turn to insults and personal attacks when confronted by facts in any discussion that they can’t win. Alinsky tactics.

            While I don’t agree with publishing addresses and violence (I agree that it’s a leftist tactic), Conservative people need to do SOMETHING other than trying to use logic with people who would have been diagnosed as having borderline mental problems not so long ago. Logic hasn’t worked so,

            I grew up when the phrase, “Swift kick in the @$$” was popular.

            I disagree about “countering the left”. Though we’ve been marginalized and vilified by the MSM, the TEA party is alive and well. We’ll primary some RINOs and run some candidates against ObamaCare™ Dems.

            We’ve won enough state govts to get voting laws changed to stop or slow the dead voting and multiple voting that swings national elections.

            We can’t burn people or their possessions ! But we need to get aggressive…SOMEHOW

          • Ntr

            (I apologize in advance but this comment will be a little long.)

            I know all that about liberals and Obama supporters. Theirs has always been about the immunity to facts and childish behavior when the truth doesn’t suit them. Let them engage in their fear-driven and worthless tactics. The thing is that, i still believe, we do need a counter but there’s something else that, as you believe, needs to be done. That is to undermine the whole of the modern liberal’s ‘culture’ and ‘methodology’.

            That is sewing divisions between them, subvert and deconstruct their alliances and their establishment. Push them to live up to their own standards and introduce that which will corrupt them to tear themselves down and remove their surety of self. A variation of Rules of Radicals only implemented with a right-lean (and on steroids).

            Yeah, these are just words but actionable, in the social sense, since the left, liberalism and the Democratic party is built on top of the eroding sands of their (selfish) creation meant to falsely deliver happiness instead of fulfilling-ly pursuing it on ones’ own. We keep up the dedicated push and pressure and all will set itself in line towards the complete deconstruction of the disease of modern liberalism in this nation. More on that…

            The thing is that we’ve got to put forward more local/regional independent politicians and local/regional, non-RINO politicians in charge and teach them these ideals…’fires set in the hearts of man’ it starts small then spreads quickly. Right-leaning radio shows, radio stations, your own local influencers, social networkers and right-blogs is where this can be best done when combined with and furthering real-life, actionable “meetups” of the like-minded of the right, influential and non-influential. Full on dedication.

            All to cultivate a methodology, going beyond all the left’s low-expertise and overwhelm them with their own set of “morals” to fully diminish the wobbly legs the left is standing on. It may be easier said than done, but it can be done, if people are inspired and dedicated enough, day in and day out. To bring about and cyclically inspire that complete, unabated, inviolable, true ‘cultural revolution’ of and by the right. Lastly, to show people how to re-live, on their own merit and independence, instead of relying on government. Because the modern U.S., white liberal fears nothing more than people being self-reliant and independent.

          • lessthantolerant

            See you start out with rational thought then you fall into the created liberal mantra of “troll”
            wake up and speak your mind, this is why liberals are winning.

          • lessthantolerant

            Yes but the government is spreading the cancer of ghetto through Title 8, diversity and other dangerously misguided evils.

    • lessthantolerant

      Notice how the race hustle president has been quiet? That POS has nothing to say unless it is for Muslims or Groids!

    • Randolph Leslie Smith

      This WAS a RACIST WHITE MAN HATE MURDER, wake up and smell the New World ODOR.

  • ICOYAR

    These guys who beat him think they’re so tough?

    As I stated repeatedly in the past, send these gangbangers to Afghanistan without training to see how tough these little sh!ts are.

    • ObamaFail

      They’ll find out how tough they are in prison, when they find themselves being Big Bubba’s prison wife getting passed around for smokes.

  • HWarrior13

    Guess we’re going to have to ban flashlights now *sigh*
    RIP Mr. Belton.

    • Clayton Grant

      Or just make it a flashlight free zone.
      .
      Rest in peace old soldier.

  • RightThinking1

    I do not understand. Where are the “No Justice, No Peace” signs? Where are the DOJ organizers?

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Rest In Peace, Sir.

    If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise, Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.
    Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say, “Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.”

    http://vaincourt.homestead.com/common_soldier.html

    • David

      Thank You for your post making sense in an insane world.

  • JeffWRidge

    Years of race-baiting has led to this. Vile opportunists continually stirring the pot of hate have led us to this point.

    RIP, Mr. Belton. Your country thanks you.

    • David

      Yes

  • sybilll

    Delbert most assuredly deserved a candlelight vigil, but he deserved to live even more.

    • dwok

      The word Hero is used superfluously in today’s society. Someone called 911 “they’re a hero”. Someone returned a wallet to someone “they’re a hero”. Someone simply acted in a way a human being is supposed to act and we call them “hero”.

      Delbert Belton was a HERO in the truest sense of the word. Any man that would risk his life for his country or for others deserves that title.

      RIP Delbert.

  • Ntr

    What if all of (around) 6000 of Washington states’ state National Guard soldiers were sent throughout Spokane at two in the morning to clean up the crime? Maybe it’d be a good idea to cut down on crime.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I suggested, in a reply to a simial “Twitch”, to have the Military Police from the National Guard help them round up these gangs, and bring ’em ALL to JUSTICE! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        *Similar* Jawamax 8<{D}

  • TocksNedlog

    F*cking animals! They should be forced to dig his grave!

    Strike that. Their stench should NOT be allowed anywhere near his final resting place.

    If they want to dig THEIR OWN, however, I have a shovel they can borrow.

    • beebop1952

      A couple of months on a chain gang would change their demeanor!

      • Finrod Felagund

        Change months to decades there.

  • NeoKong

    Killed by two little pukes who never had any idea what what sacrifice, courage and decency are. Govt. cheese eating feral teens.

  • descolada9

    Too bad the most beautiful part of humanity always follows in the wake of the most horrid.

    • dwok

      Very true and well said.

  • Liberty

    Thank you so very much for covering this. I can’t believe such a horrible thing happened here.

  • PatriotRG

    This is a racial thing – Blacks kill 10 x more than latinos and whites combined. Blacks commit 57% of all murders in the USA and are 12% of the pop. How is this not a racial thing ? Black on white crime is 3 x that of white on black crime.

    Ask yourself this if those numbers showed white killing blacks 3 x that of blacks killing whites would that stat be kept nice and quiet by the left ?

    Make the Sharptons /Jacksons own the killing of Delbert , of the Australian guy , of the white baby , of the white couple tortured and killed etc etc . Every time put it to them. And there are as we know many many instances. Swamp them with all those black on white crimes.

    Until Blacks face and deal with their problems we are not going to resolve this.

    Those people at Delberts vigil – IRS will be on them no doubt.

    • ObamaFail

      The liberal media had no issue with falsely labeling the Trayvon Martin shooting a racial thing. But when we actually have a racial killing? They don’t care because the victim was white and the killers were black.

    • ObamaFail

      The liberal media had no issue with falsely labeling the Trayvon Martin shooting a racial thing. But when we actually have a racial killing? They don’t care because the victim was white and the killers were black.

  • David

    I can’t help it. Honoring this fine man in such a manner and reminding others of his service brings tears to my eyes. Perhaps, just perhaps, the brutal end Mr. Belton endured will awaken those still unaware what is being done to disparage America and her true heroes.

  • David

    Anger here, unabated. Obama and his hatemongers are responsible for this . . . Hades awaits their demise . . .

  • PatriotRG

    This reporter Greg Altman – “this not a racial thing. we are people. we arent supposed to kill each other, beat each other to death” #DelbertBelton

    What he fails to realize is the people that killed Delbert , killed the baby in the pram and the baseball player, are not people , they are not human. There should be a category of crimes for non humans and it should rank on the level of rabid dogs and animals killing humans. The sentence should be the same as a rabid dog. Taken to a facility and put down.

    • Joe W.

      And the hell it’s not a “racial” thing. That is exactly what it is. These ghetto gangsters are exacting their brand of “Justice for Trayvon”, and it will only get worse. Mark my words, this is only the beginning. The race war in America looms in our immediate future. One only has to read the Tweets from the goons that perpetrate this violence to know that I am correct.

      • PatriotRG

        you are very correct – its only a matter of time. The white left libs enable this – they are the most dangerous.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          Then, they should be the first target(s) of this human waste. Jawamax 8<{D}

      • beebop1952

        A paid DHS official hosts a website inciting blacks to murder whites!

  • Steve_J

    Let’s see,in Oklahoma the murderers were 15, 16, and 17. In Spokane the murderers were 16 and 16. Now I ask you, what did Zimmerhave to fear from a 17 year old Trayvon Martin?

    • Joe W.

      You, sir, are spot on…..

    • IBXNJ

      In St Petersburg a 16 year old killed a police officer….

  • HARP2

    Shorty was more of a man than these punks could ever be.
    I`ll bet 30 years ago, those flashlights would have been stuffed up their lazy a$$.

  • Chevypowered

    I respect the gentlemen when he said “it’s not a racial thing.” Sorry my friend it is a racial thing. Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and White liberals by their vary actions is giving these kids the “go ahead” for a little payback for wrongs that were NEVER done to them.

    Sadly the only way to stop this if people return fire. A thug will always revert back to a child when bullets are coming back at them.

  • Chevypowered

    Lots of “Random” attacks going on these days.

    • Spiny Norman

      “Random act of violence” is the progressive media talking point. In the weeks to come, expect it to be overused to the point of comedy.

  • Mother Nature’s Son

    now we have a Martyr. His name is
    Delbert Belton. this is the cultural difference, nature vs nurture.

  • FaithColeridge33

    It is a racial thing.

    • Electradivine

      It sure is, hate on both sides

    • Electradivine

      It sure is, hate on both sides

  • The Jackal

    It’s open season on white people.
    ARM YOURSELVES WHITE AMERICA. The Killing of Delbert Belton was the last straw. They want payback, then let’s give it to them. NO MORE CANDLELIGHT VIGILS. DEFEND YOURSELVES. You’ll get no help from the DEPT. OF INJUSTICE.

    • Sanchez

      Not the way it should be handled. Protect yourself and family.

      • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

        Ignore comments like those. Probably a leftist posing as a “conservative”.

        • The Jackal

          Leftist, No. Just tired of the double standard in the media. When it’s so-called white ( really Hispanic ) on Black crime they shout it from the rooftops but when it’s Black on White crime all you hear are crickets. Nothing to see here, move along. Just call it what it is, a hate crime. As far as calling me an Internet tough guy, think what you want because I will defend myself and my family from thugs. If and when the time comes I WILL NOT HESITATE TO PULL MY WEAPON. If it’s a choice between my life or their’s, they will lose. That’s It.

          • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

            Okay, if you put that way. You seem like an alright person. You have all the right in the world to protect yourself and your family. When you said “They want payback, then let’s give it to them.”. It sounded like you wanted to hunt down young black people. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

          • The Jackal

            That’s Okay. I don’t want to hunt nobody down. It’s just this shit has to stop. It’s not just blacks, it’s everyone. Everyone is walking around perpetually pissed off at the world. Everyone blames everyone else for their problems. It’s like one big powder keg just waiting for the right spark to set it off and that’s a scary thing. People have no respect for their fellow man. Life means nothing to some people. There’s bad people in every race. I guess I’m just getting caught up in it. Just wish the media would stop fanning the flames over that powder keg. Way to much hate out there!

      • The Jackal

        Guess you’re right.

    • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

      God you’re an idiot. You’re such an internet tough guy! Go spew your race-baiting excrement on Stormfront, instead.

      • The Jackal

        Internet tough guy? You think so.

      • lessthantolerant

        This and other actions like it are causing a stir in white America, we can not let the feral black youth continue attacking and killing our people.
        let us hope some death squads are forming now to hunt and eradicate the feral black youth of our cities before it moves to suburbia.

        • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

          Wow. Death squads? You’re hilarious. Nice try leftie.

          • lessthantolerant

            let us see what the next couple of years bring. The animals are out of the zoo and something has to be doe.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Go ahead and give Obama the race war he wants. Just brilliant………NOT.

      • The Jackal

        Guess you’re right. This shit just pisses me off.

  • Clete Torres

    RIP Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton.

    America loves you.

  • Clete Torres

    RIP Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton.

    America loves you.

  • Sanchez

    I have not had a grandfather in 45 years. All lost as a child. I now have a new one if only for a short while.

  • Sanchez

    Any studies on whether these types of crimes is on the increase or decrease and if it follows any other stats like poverty and fatherlessness?

  • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

    So sad. He was probably an awesome grandpa! RIP

    • lessthantolerant

      You should read “White Girl Bleeds a Lot” the feral black problem is out of control.

  • Padraig

    Hey liberals, in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, you wanted a “conversation about race.” Let’s keep conversing, shall we?

    If the WWII hero had had a gun, and shot the two assailants (I wish), would you libs including the media have branded him a racist and murderer? Instead, he is dead. So I ask, are the media ok with that result?

  • neoface

    It is Obama and Holder’s policies what emboldened these youth to behave in such callous and menaced way. Since Zimmerman/Martin case the racial divide is even great than before. Of course poor parenting is a major factor.

  • Leslie

    If there ever was a single person I would say – I AM – it would be Mr. Belton. What a sad, tragic and pathetic comment on the ‘future’ of America. I’m glad I will be dead before sub-human trash like this will be in positions of power.

  • David R. Cheasman

    We just keep holding candlelight vigils………. and just keep getting senselessly murdered in the streets. That’s working out real well isn’t it? Has a single spineless, cowardly, traitorous Republican uttered one word in public about this crime? NOPE! And they never will.

  • KansasGirl

    This breaks my heart.
    I can’t imagine what he went through during this murderous attack.
    Prayers for all his family and friends.
    G-d, please hold Mr. Belton is your loving arms. Amen.

  • Reg1971

    If you think that race has no relevance to this act of savagery, then you are a pusillanimous fool. This wasn’t random. This wasn’t simply a robbery committed by underprivileged kids. This was an act of pure anti-white hateful rage.

  • lessthantolerant

    Let’s see if there are any white men with honor in this city, hunt these animals down and hang them from the street posts stripped naked and flayed alive!
    the race war is coming if we let animals like this live long!

    • USPatriot

      The 1940’s are over for hanging people. The real men in prison will deal harshly with these punks and after that abuse, God will handle the rest.

  • USPatriot

    God will deal with them.

    • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

      Amen. The internet tough guys need to STFU. Death Squads? xD

  • BAW

    Another “local crime story,” tragic death the left wing media will never mention. There was no gun. It’s black on black but not the typical black on black crime. Terrell Cowherd was a young black man who had just begun a promising career as an engineer and I’m afraid mistakenly assumed that in a busy public place there would be more decent people like himself. He tried to break up a fight between two blacks who turned on him. He was held, beaten, and stabbed to death by two while a third held back anyone who might have helped him. Some did record it.

    If only Obama would claim Cowherd as his son, laud his decency and condemn the mindset and behavior of the low lifes who murdered him, but you know he won’t.

    As Cowherd’s grieving father said, “As Terrell laid down, blood gurgling in his lungs, blood coming up in his lungs, the guy punched him. When he was fighting for his last breath. What kind of human being is that?”

    It’s been a week, three have been arrested and charged with murder but the loss of Terrell Cowherd should be noted. While every decent American, black and white, needs to be aware of and understand the danger they face.

  • radicallyalyssa

    This is beautiful. It makes me very happy to see so many make beautiful something that was so tragic. God bless us and everyone that honored this hero, and most of all, God bless Bolton. :)

  • Victoria Richardson

    Very wonderful to look at the pictures of the candlelight vigil. RIP Delbert Belton.

  • http://MsUnderestimated.com/ MsUnderestimated

    God, please welcome Heaven’s newest hero, Delbert Belton. We all want to meet him there when our time has come. Delbert, I didn’t know you personally, but I love and miss you just the same.

  • Guest

    I’m curious of what the racial makeup of the crowd was. Just curious

  • Randolph Leslie Smith

    This WAS a BLACK RACIST WHITE MAN HATE MURDER, wake up and smell the New World ODOR.

  • Justin Jurek

    #PrayForDelbertBelton

  • Spasmolytic

    I wont hold my breath waiting for Obama to comment on this.

  • ObamaFail

    A Million Baseball Cap March. Black people and white-guilt ridden liberals wanted to hold a Million Hoodie March to celebrate a thug like Trayvon. We all should hold a Million Baseball Cap March. At least we’d be honoring a decent human being, unlike the liberals who made a hero out of a thug.

  • ObamaFail

    A Million Baseball Cap March. Black people and white-guilt ridden liberals wanted to hold a Million Hoodie March to celebrate a thug like Trayvon. We all should hold a Million Baseball Cap March. At least we’d be honoring a decent human being, unlike the liberals who made a hero out of a thug.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Great Idea! But, what color should I wear? Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    ‘Scuse me…I meant, what color cap should I wear? Jawamax 8<{D}