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Akron Black Mob: “This Is A Black World!”

We almost missed this celebration of the gorgeous mosaic, from the local Akron, Ohio ABC affiliate and the Akron Beacon Journal:

Akron police investigate teen mob attack on family

By Phil Trexler
Beacon Journal staff writer

Jul 07, 2009

Akron police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.

But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.

It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend’s home in South Akron.

Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ”This is our world” and ”This is a black world” as they confronted Marshall and his family.

The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black.

”This was almost like being a terrorist act,” Marshall said. ”And we allow this to go on in our neighborhoods?”

They said it started when one teen, without any words or warning, blindsided and assaulted Marshall’s friend as he stood outside with the others.

When Marshall, 39, jumped in, he found himself being attacked by the growing group of teens.

His daughter, Rachel, 15, who weighs about 90 pounds, tried to come to his rescue. The teens pushed her to the ground.

His wife, Yvonne, pushed their son, Donald, 14, into bushes to keep him protected.

”My thing is,” Marshall said, ”I didn’t want this, but I was in fear for my wife, my kids and my friends. I felt I had to stay out there to protect them, because those guys were just jumping, swinging fists and everything.

”I’m lucky. They didn’t break my ribs or bruise my ribs. I thank God, they concentrated on my thick head because I do have one. They were trying to take my head off my spine, basically.”

After several minutes of punches and kicks, the attack ended and the group ran off. The Marshalls’ two adult male friends were not seriously hurt.

”I don’t think I thought at that moment when I tried to jump in,” Rachel Marshall said. ”But when I was laying on the ground, I was just scared.”

Marshall was the most seriously injured. He suffered a concussion and multiple bruises to his head and eye. He said he spent five nights in the critical care unit at Akron General Medical Center.

The construction worker said he now fears for his family’s safety, and the thousands of dollars in medical bills he faces without insurance.

”I knew I was going to get beat, but not as bad as I did,” Marshall said. ”But I did it to protect my family. I didn’t have a choice. There was no need for this. We should be all getting along. But to me, it seems to be racist.”

Akron police are investigating. Right now, the case is not being classified as a racial hate crime. There were no other reports of victims assaulted by the group that night.

The department’s gang unit is involved in the investigation, police said.

”We don’t know if it’s a known gang, or just a group of kids,” police Lt. Rick Edwards said.

The Marshalls say they fear retaliation at home or when they go outside. They are considering arming themselves, but they’re concerned about the possible problems that come with guns.

For now, they are hoping police can bring them suspects. They believe they can identify several of the attackers.

”This makes you think about your freedom,” Marshall said. ”In all reality, where is your freedom when you have this going on?”

Funny how the local police are so quick to pronounce that this is not a ‘hate crime.’

And funny how this kind of story never gets national attention when the victims are white.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 9th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “Akron Black Mob: “This Is A Black World!””

  1. Right of the People says:

    Not a hate Crime???? Oops, sorry, I forgot it was white people who were beat up, my bad. Move along, nothing to see here.

    I wish they had attacked me and my family. I wouldn’t have gotten them all but at least I would have gotten 17 of them until my mag ran out.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      May I suggest a back-up firearm, as well, sir?

    • Right of the People says:


      Only when I’m on duty.

    • Liberals Demise says:


    • Right of the People says:

      Border Patrol

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Have things chilled out since we Americans, who won’t do the jobs illegals are doing, have lost our economy due to being under bid for the jobs we did do?

    • sheehanjihad says:

      Underbid? LOL~! I had to train the illegals that now are firmly employed working for much less, no paid overtime despite double shifts, and their employer’s father in law is a high up in city politics! NO amount of trying has successfully gotten him busted using an entire crew of illegals in my county! They wont pursue it….so little ol me, who has labored in this industry for over 40 years is now not only unemployed due to the failed Obama policies, the lack of enforcement of illegals in the workplace, but I have discovered to my dismay that I am viewed as “too experienced”, “too expensive”…which translates into too effing old to work for the peanuts that employers in my area enjoy paying the illegals. I cant find any work! NONE! Who cares that my savings have run out and I am about to lose my house? I am just a conservative white guy…..too bad so sad….I dont qualify for a damn thing. Yeah, I am so enamoured with the “change” foisted upon me.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Yup……..know where your coming from SJ. The word “bleak” don’t even come close to the non job market here in N.C. . Of course if you don’t habla, you can just about pick the job of your choosing ………. if you’ll work for $6.50 – $7.00 per and do LOTS of overtime without extra money. This Grope and Derange thing has me drinking cheap rot gut skunk beer that scares a toothbrush in the a.m.!

    • Right of the People says:


      We are doing more and more of what we call catch and release since the effing immigration judges won’t put the illegals we catch away even though the second violation for crossing is a felony. That and the crap coming down from our new boss lady are making it really hard to do our job.

  2. proreason says:

    were they wearing Acorn or union hats?

  3. jobeth says:

    “”This is our world” and ”This is a black world”

    Not a hate crime?

    What part of its “a black world” beating on white family would keep it out of the racist hate crime catagory?

    That dad needs to get that gun he was talking about. These thugs need to be put away or ….”PUT AWAY”.

    Imagine if it were reversed. Wouldn’t be any question about it being a hate crime then would there.

    Sickening. These police need to grow some gonads!

    • Confucius says:

      The dad needs a set too! Look at his limp-wristed statement:

      ” . . . We should be all getting along. But to me, it seems to be racist.”

      And then he’s not sure about arming himself?

      Good God!

    • jobeth says:

      I’ll have to agree with you there Confucius

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    1) Only white people can commit hate crimes
    2)All other races, religions, etc are victims of “white oppression” and are thus justified in their actions
    3)No entity of law enforcement, judiciary (state or federal) will see any “act of justice” against whites as a “hate crime” (see rule No. 1)

    • caligirl9 says:

      I was just going to type pretty much exactly what you did, Rusty.

      The fact this family is considering the need to arm themselves says much about their confidence in the abilities of the Akron police to do anything about this. Their fear in arming themselves says volumes, too. When law-abiding citizens are worried about the “problems” guns may bring, yet the wanna be gangstas in that mob would not hesitate to possess and use a gun, there’s a big problem.

      At least I can read crap like this, see our nation go to hell in a handbasket, and say “I didn’t vote for this regime.” This family needs protection they aren’t going to be getting from the police in their hometown. Might I suggest a concealed weapons permit? It’s certainly not the perfect answer but in this situation it may be the best one …

    • bronzeprofessor says:

      Yes, this seems to be the fruit of decades of paternalism, through which the Left has decidedly defined people of color as perpetual children, ergo, incapable of adult guilt.

      If this is not a hate crime, then there is no meaning to the term at all.

  5. wardmama4 says:

    I am suspicious – sorry they don’t look that beat up to me – checked in the Akron paper – this story (July 7, 2009) is the first one?!? I just wonder what is going on – too hinky for me.

    Having said that – if this is for real everything you guys wrote is true – won’t be seen as a hate crime by anybody ever. Doubt anyone would even see the inside of a court room. Such a shame.

    This current political climate is creating a tinderbox of Us vs Them – Great another Civil War – just what we need.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    As I’ve said before, I really wish these brave young men would come out here and try that.

    I really, really do.

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    No comment (clickclick)

  8. PCP Smoker says:

    Give them a break. Just wild teens having fun. We must learn not to be, as Eric Holder would say, a nation of racial cowards.

  9. DW says:

    Give them a break. Just wild teens having fun.

    Sure. Just like the Central Park Jogger rapists.
    Or maybe the bunch (admittedly not teens) behind the Christian/Newsom murders.

    No doubt you’re being facetious, PCP Smoker.

    I’m not.

  10. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    Hey Mr. Marshall, we have a concealed carry program in Ohio in case you didn’t know. If you choose to live in Akron and you’re not going to take responsibility for your own security, don’t whine about the consequences.

  11. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Most of the people that I know here in south west Texas are armed. Especially with assault rifles. I’m not saying such a situation couldn’t occur in my area but with the knowledge that a majority of the people are armed, the chances are less likely. Although I am surprised that it took this long for the angry embittered of the black community to lash out like this. I was expecting acts of racial payback to happen just days after the election. Notice how a lot of these violent, voter intimidation acts seem to happen in predominantly blue states.

    • jobeth says:

      Exactly why the crime rate is so much lower in the south and south west and even the north western plains states.

      I love what Jeb Bush did for Florida. If you break in or even make me feel threatened for my life, I can shoot you on the spot. All I need is to FEEL personally threatened. And I DO if you are attempting to get into my house uninvited.

      And BTW…my advice to all is to NEVER leave a witness. You don’t want to be sued by someone who lies about the issue.

      Now, knowing that..how many of” these brave young men” as GBJ called them, would choose to attack or break into a house with an owner with that mindset and a gun that shoots straight?

    • take_no_prisoners says:

      Better to be judged by a jury of 12 of your peers than to be carried out of the church by 6.

  12. Al Morone says:

    Today’s riddle:
    When is a hate crime not a hate crime?
    Answer: When it’s committed by blacks:

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