The Akron Beacon Journal reports:
"...after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium...[Marty] Marshall, his family and two friends...were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted 'This is our world' and 'This is a white world' as they confronted Marshall and his family.
"The Marshalls, who are black, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends...numbered close to 50. The teens were all white.
"'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...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...'
"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.e., business as usual in the U.S. of K.K.K.A.
"Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime..."
Well. What a surprise.