This better not become a trend.
The Pierce County [Washington] 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.
I hope that the anti-war crowd is as strong in their condemnation of this unconscionable action as anti-abortion leaders have been against Murderers for Life.
Violent protests in support of peaceful aims are not just hypocritical, they are wrong. People on all sides of this issue have a duty to condemn such reprehensible conduct.