Will veteran's murder get same scrutiny?

Recently, an 88-year old man (Mr. Delbert Belton) in Spokane, Wash. was brutally murdered by two black teenagers. Apparently, Mr. Belton (a white man) was simply going to a local pool hall to spend time with friends. I certainly hope that the American media (including The Day) reports on this case with the exact same ferocity as it did the Trayvon Martin case. Otherwise, I would be left to think that the media believes that racial crimes can only be committed by white persons, or that the barbaric murder of an 88-year old veteran of WWII and the Battle of Okinawa is insignificant and not newsworthy to the extent of Martin/George Zimmerman.

Does the media suppose that the people who committed this crime felt scared for their lives by the presence of a senior citizen, and therefore were justified in beating this man to death? I'm looking forward to the front page coverage in The Day, and the 24-hour CNN Wolf Blitzer coverage. How long before we have signs downtown in New London with the words "I am Delbert Belton?"

We'll see.

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