Akron police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.
Or “a lynching in photographic negative”, let alone “RaHoWa.”
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.
It’s easy to dismiss this as stupid kids, or gang stuff…unless you’re the Marshall family.
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.
Well, having a gun would have been the thing, here, but the fear would still be there… and getting your house burned down for killing somebody’s dear baby. But if shit is going to come find you, why not shoot? This may have been inspired by pride engendered by our new Kenyan president. But as the Endarkenment and Depression 2.0 deepen, we’ll have more of this, and while it might start with protected classes, it won’t stay there. I’d hate to say that Tom Chittum was right (and anyone who would move to NY for any reason is a fool), but race war is entirely possible. Oddly, the subject of TSHTF came up at breakfast this morning, and the early music women I was with were entirely realistic and accepting about their bleak prognosis for survival. One saw her Jewishness as a target on her back — and she lives in Ann Arbor, home of “Jew U” (as opposed to “Moo U, Michigan State), easily the most Jew-friendly place in Michigan. The general policy espoused was “duck!” — stay low-profile, and hope that trouble doesn’t find you.
I’d like to believe this was a fluke, but I suspect it’s a harbinger.