Here’s a challenge to reporters. Find out and report on what the hate crime statutes – if any – are in the state of Ohio, the city of Akron, and Summit County. Will they be applied in the Marty Marshall case? Should they be?
Hopefully, suspects will soon be arrested and charged in this disturbing case.
UPDATE: The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that the FBI has been asked to join the case. And amazingly, that Al Sharpton‘s group agrees that an investigation should go forward (although it doesn’t seem Sharpton saw fit to comment personally). Additionally, a fund has been set up to help fund the victimized family. Looks like there could be much more ahead.