- Posted August 23, 2013 by
Deer Park, Washington
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Punks Spokane Produces Heroes. You Will Get Justice
3 young men go out and kill an Australian for no reason. Maybe initiation, maybe thrill killing? I don't know. They are seeing that the adults are trying to throw power at race. It is not race at all. I live in an area where the White Supremacists have reigned and are trying to make a come back.
I have a biracial daughter and I need to know where she is all the time to make sure I can interfere if she runs into problems. We as adults need to start protecting our elderly. We need to start protecting our brothers and sisters blood or not.
We as adults need to stand for Delbert Belton a War Hero who died after working 30 years at Kaiser Aluminum and where was his protection when punks beat him to death?
We need to protect our own black, white, humanity we need to protect them all.
I am from Spokane and we have a higher crime rate than Seattle. We have been a hidden source of the problems. It is easy to get guns through here, through Montana into Chicago. We were an easy access for Methamphetamine for years. Sources have been running all the way from Mexico to Spokane and over the northern part of the country.
There are homeless that would snuff someone out in a heartbeat for a place to live. When we have high prison rates or we don't have enough homeless shelters that is a big problem. Because no one was watching out for the homeless or the war veterans or the prisoners in the prisons. Where are the families. Single fathers, Single mothers, families as a whole need to put their feet down.
If your an uncle act like an uncle and help your brother or sister out if they are having a problem with a punk. If your a grandfather start teaching the younger ones how to respect. If your a parent start asking for help from your kin.
These senseless killings are destroying lives and families. We are the authority over our younger generation and they need to start understanding if you go out and beat on someone we are putting our feet down at home and if your not showing respect your not getting respect.
If your a punk and you treat your family like crap then your not going to get privileges and if you walk away from that then families are going to start asking for help to get you on a straight line. If your wanting to join a gang then your walking into a world you know nothing about and once your set your initiation you might get to spend a week or a month with your gang but once you kill your gang is not going to visit you in prison but your mother will. Your a punk and if you live in Spokane we are putting our feet down and you will not get away with beating or killing people. If you see me personally we can make a connection and I can show you true strength or you can walk away a punk.
I don't care what color you are but I was a homeless nomad and I know what it takes to become strong and to become a strong young man without killing or beating someone. You don't have to be a punk. You can be a great American Citizen like Delbert Belton or Ty Carter (he is from Spokane as well as a war hero and getting the medal of honor) When you come out of Spokane you come out strong and you can be a leader for other kids who are trying to become punks. Do not let the punks rule your world. You don't have to take it. The teens will get justice for Delbert Beltons death. They will be punished and after they are we need to stand next to them and show them other kids who are not going to be like them.
It starts at home. It starts in your community. Stand strong and show your punk kids there are better ways, If you need intervention there are ways to stop them before they make a bad decision.