Thursday, August 31, 2006

Disturbing but Unsurprising

Given the response of students to campus recruiters in this fair state, this story is not terribly surprising, but is disheartening:
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is searching for five people who allegedly attacked a uniformed National Guardsmen walking along 138th Street in Parkland Tuesday afternoon.

The soldier was walking to a convenience store when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and the driver asked if he was in the military and if he had been in any action.

The driver then got out of the vehicle, displayed a gun and shouted insults at the victim. Four other suspects exited the vehicle and knocked the soldier down, punching and kicking him.

“And during the assault the suspects called him a baby killer. At that point they got into the car and drove off and left him on the side of the road,” Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

1 comment:

WhidbeyIslander said...

Take heart!

There is always the chance that these idiots, flush with success, will again pick on a lone man in uniform--only to see his five buddies coming out of the AM/PM with several cases of beer and a hunger to "get some back."

Sometimes being a Christian Akidoka requires more patience that I think I have.