In Respectful Memory

Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton, WWII veteran, beaten to death by teenage thieves.

Christopher Lane, killed ‘for fun’ because his teenage killers were bored.

Mr. Belton, 88, brutally assaulted while waiting in a car to give a friend a lift. Mr. Lane, 22, shot in the back while running. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.

Good people are needed now, in these terrible times. Where are our leaders taking a stand against the proliferation of hate crime violence? There is no excuse for their silence.

Did these boys feel they were entitled to kill these men? Were these murders revenge for perceived injustice? There is no excuse for their violence.

I don’t think this is Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, do you?

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” — St. Paul, Galatians 4:16 

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell

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