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WWII veteran says nobody helped him after he was carjacked [passerbys ignored 86-year-old]
FoxNews.com ^ | February 26, 2012

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit
Photo was AP, so I didn't post it. (see link)
1 posted on 02/26/2012 6:54:49 AM PST by ETL
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To: ETL

No surprise at all. Detroit is nothing more than a savage jungle. Anyone with an ounce of sense needs to get out.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 6:56:08 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: ETL

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.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 6:59:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

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.”

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/86-year-old-vet-injured-during-carjacking-at-detroit-gas-station-20120224-ms


4 posted on 02/26/2012 6:59:06 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RightOnline

The same can be said about virtually every city in the USA and likely the world.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 7:00:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ETL

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 ...


6 posted on 02/26/2012 7:02:04 AM PST by Bernard (When the only Problem is overspending, all the Solutions look like TAX INCREASES to liberals...)
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To: RightOnline
*disgusting*
welcome to OBOZO'S Amerika.
last one out...
please, turn out the light.

7 posted on 02/26/2012 7:08:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: ETL

When the civil society collapses, when the feral humans reach your area, will your community be ready?


8 posted on 02/26/2012 7:09:33 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie
"When the civil society collapses, when the feral humans reach your area, will your community be ready? "

Mine is working on it.

9 posted on 02/26/2012 7:18:49 AM PST by blam
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To: skinkinthegrass
welcome to OBOZO'S Amerika.

last one out...

please, turn out the light.

Under Obozo's energy concept there will be no lights to turn out. Problem solved!

10 posted on 02/26/2012 7:27:23 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cripplecreek

Perhaps, but Detroit is a particularly nasty toilet.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 7:30:24 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Don Corleone
* double face - palm* :-P

12 posted on 02/26/2012 7:35:49 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: ETL

At least during World War II someone would have tried to help him out.... Sad to see what this country has come to.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 7:52:42 AM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: ETL
From your article link:

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.

WOW

14 posted on 02/26/2012 7:56:59 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: ETL

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.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 8:12:35 AM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: ETL

The man was actually lucky he wasn’t mugged again as he crawled to the store.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 8:16:57 AM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: Bronzy

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.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 8:41:52 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: Jacquerie
When the civil society collapses, when the feral humans reach your area, will your community be ready?

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.'

18 posted on 02/26/2012 9:07:13 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: ETL
passerbys ignored 86-year-old

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.

19 posted on 02/26/2012 1:12:40 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: GenXteacher

Obama should apologize to the man for this on live national television.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 2:59:04 PM PST by equaviator
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To: blam
Mine is working on it.

I'll be happy to work with you, blam.

21 posted on 02/26/2012 4:43:18 PM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: cayuga
Great.
22 posted on 02/26/2012 5:11:12 PM PST by blam
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To: All
UPDATE, March 2, 202...

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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23 posted on 03/11/2012 11:44:27 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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