Is This Another Case of Blaming the Victim

An 88 year old man survives WWII and lives a long life – only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens because they attacked him and he dared to fight back. Seems stupid, since self preservation is a human reaction – someone attacks you, you defend yourself.

Almost more disturbing was the few second interview with one of the fathers. I think parents should do what is needed to support their child and to help them through bad situations. But this father says he’s “proud of him” and “he’s a nice kid, he’s not a killer” — well, maybe he doesn’t know his son so well. Why not apologize to the family of the man who was killed and say you will support your child and do what’s necessary to help him make positive changes in his life?

While he’s at it, he could apologize for things he did or didn’t do while raising his son. But each of those things would indicate mistakes were made – and people are very hesitant to admit they made mistakes. Come on folks – we’re all human and we’re all imperfect. That means we make mistakes. But like I tell my brother – we all make mistakes, but we need to learn from them and grow as a person.

Elderly WWII Vet Died Trying to Defend Himself Against Thugs: Police

By Cheryl K. Chumley-The Washington Times

The 88-year-old World War II veteran who was beaten to death with a flashlight as he crossed a parking lot in Washington state may have died because he tried to defend himself, police said.

Two teenage suspects have been arrested in the attack on Delbert Belton. They are Demetrius Glenn and Kenan Adams Kinard, both 16. Several others accused of “rendering criminal assistance” to Kenan while he hid from police were arrested, also.

Spokane police said Mr. Belton made the two teens angry when he tried to fight them, and that’s when they started to hit him on his head with “big, heavy flashlights,” Breitbart reported.

“Our information is that the individual fought back and that may have made this, you know, a worse situation,” Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said.

Read the full story at The Washington Examiner→

 

 

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