Skip to comments.WWII veteran says nobody helped him after he was carjacked [passerbys ignored 86-year-old]
Posted on 02/26/2012 6:54:43 AM PST by ETL
DETROIT A World War II veteran said nobody helped him in the minutes after he was attacked and carjacked during daylight at a busy Detroit gas station and he had to crawl across a concrete parking lot to get help.
A roughly four-minute surveillance video shows 86-year-old Aaron Brantley struggling to get from the fuel pump to the gas station's door as people walked and drove by him Wednesday morning. The video was first obtained by the Detroit Free Press.
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No surprise at all. Detroit is nothing more than a savage jungle. Anyone with an ounce of sense needs to get out.
I just wasn’t raised that way. I’ve had way too many decent people give me a hand over the years for my conscience to allow me to ignore an old man on the ground.
From another source/link:
“Brantley did manage to get himself up to the door of the gas station. There a lady opened the door so that he could crawl his way inside. Once he got inside, employees called 911, but it took police and the ambulance so long to arrive that Brantley asked one of the customers to take him home.”
The same can be said about virtually every city in the USA and likely the world.
This sounds so much like the fundemental transformation Barack Obama needs 4 more years to complete; turning America into Afghanistan or Detroit. Wait a minute ...
When the civil society collapses, when the feral humans reach your area, will your community be ready?
Mine is working on it.
last one out...
please, turn out the light.
Under Obozo's energy concept there will be no lights to turn out. Problem solved!
Perhaps, but Detroit is a particularly nasty toilet.
At least during World War II someone would have tried to help him out.... Sad to see what this country has come to.
This happened so fast Brantley didn't get a good description of the suspect, but hopefully somebody knows his identity. His car was recovered a few hours later. The radio was gone along with the wheels. Sadly, this isn't the first time his car has been stolen. He had just gotten it back four days earlier.
The city I live in has a republican mayor and district run by democrats. I always say to neighbors that I have to buy two of everything - one for me and one for someone to steal. Good neighborhoods have to upkeep gutters and public grassy areas themselves. Tax dollars going to bike paths and liberal causes.
The man was actually lucky he wasn’t mugged again as he crawled to the store.
The situation is the same in many areas. In the Saint Peters area of Dorchester in Boston, I know of one street that is essentially maintained by a few older retired guys and a few children of said families. The streets are swept, the commone areas mowed and snow blown by these guys, the youngest of whom is a Korean War vet (so I am assuming pushing eighty?). The new immigrants, primarily from Dominica, just don’t care.
No, just a bunch of ill prepared victims in waiting here.......I hate guns, knives, sharp implements, and club-like objects. I have full faith in my fellow citizens of the world. And I for one, welcome our feral overlords.
'please Bre'r Bear and Bre'r Fox, don't throw me in that brier patch.'
They're probably so used to seeing old drunks/druggies lying in gutters that they no longer respond. Shameful, but that's how it is.
Obama should apologize to the man for this on live national television.
I'll be happy to work with you, blam.
Police Arrest Man Who Beat, Carjacked WWII Vet In Detroit (video)
detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Mike Campbell
A man who police say assaulted and carjacked an 86-year-old World War II veteran is behind bars Friday morning. Detroit Police say the 21-year-old suspect was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday.
Aaron Brantley was on his way home from Bible study when he was assaulted in broad daylight and his car was stolen from a BP gas station on McNichols near Fairfield Street last week. Brantley told The Associated Press said several people passed by him as he crawled, unable to walk because his leg was broken in the attack. He eventually tried to pay a stranger to drive him home, but the man drove him for free, and called an ambulance.
Before making the arrest, police released a video surveillance tape from just before the carjacking
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