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5 years 5 days ago, 9:45 AM

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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.

http://www.ohio.com/news/50172282.html

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5 years 5 days ago, 11:08 AM

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that doesn't meet the criteria for a hate crime what does?

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5 years 5 days ago, 5:24 PM

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Can't help but think that Mr. Smith or Mr. Wesson could have helped protecting his family. On the other hand he would have been sued by the perps (or surviving family) for unreasonable force. I don't have the answer guys, but I see the problem & with the economy, it's going to get worse.

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5 years 5 days ago, 6:21 PM

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The disparity of force was obviously there, the use of a gun would have been completely justified in this situation. Hell, in Arizona, you can use deadly force against a single, unarmed attacker if you reasonably fear for your life. There is a military term for a mob like this, and that term is "Area Target".

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5 years 4 days ago, 7:36 PM

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kill the landlord

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5 years 4 days ago, 7:40 PM

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Hell with the landlord

Kill the mayor. Or kill your own puppy, just to show how crazy you are.

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5 years 4 days ago, 7:59 PM

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i was called a buzzkill once

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