11-22-2017  9:37 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Kenton Library Hosts African American Genealogy Event Dec. 2

Stephen Hanks to present on genealogy resources and methods ...

PSU Hires New Police Chief

Donnell Tanksley brings policing philosophy rooted in community engagement to PSU ...

African American Portraits Exhibit at PAM Ends Dec. 29

Towards the end of its six month run, exhibit conveys the Black experience, late 1800s - 1990s ...

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect the Black Press

Rosetta Miller-Perry discusses how Black celebrities snub the Black Press when they get “discovered” by the mainstream media ...

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

CNN Staff

(CNN) -- The killing shocked and saddened the nation. And hours after World War II vet Delbert Belton died following a brutal beating during a botched robbery, police Chief Frank Straub Jr. vowed that police in Spokane, WA., would find the second of two teens believed responsible for his death.


Early Monday, Straub's investigators made good on that promise, tracking 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard down and taking him into custody without incident around 3 a.m., police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said.

Several others with him were arrested for rendering criminal assistance, she said.

Authorities named Adams-Kinard during the search for him even though he is a juvenile, saying "he represents ... an actual danger to the community." Authorities have not released the name of the first suspect, who was taken into custody last week.

Police arrested Adams-Kinard on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. It was unclear when he would make his first court appearance.

Police found Belton on the ground Wednesday night in the parking lot outside the Eagles Lodge, where he had been waiting to go bowling with a friend.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office determined he had died of blunt facial and head injuries.

Police called it a botched robbery, and said race did not appear to play a role in the attack, despite public speculation to the contrary.

Coming just days after an Australian baseball player died in a shooting that police said was conceived by three teenagers out of boredom, Belton's death shocked with its apparent brutality and random nature, and left friends and family wondering why it happened.

"He didn't drive a big fancy car. He didn't dress in expensive clothes. He didn't have a lot of money," Belton's daughter-in-law, Barbara Belton, told CNN's Alina Machado last week. "What did they think they were going to get from this man?"

Belton, a retired aluminum company worker, was wounded during a battle on the Pacific Ocean island of Okinawa while fighting in World War II.

He was affectionately known to friends as "Shorty" because of his diminutive height.

"He was awesome," Lillian Duncan told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. "Anybody that didn't get to know him missed out on a wonderful angel in their life."

CNN's Chuck Johnston and Mayra Cuevas contributed to this report.

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