The Kent State shootings—the May 4 massacre, or the Kent State massacre—occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced in a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.
There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected the public opinion—at an already socially contentious time—over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.
Justice Department won't reopen probeof 1970 Kent State shootings The Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT) was founded in 2010 upon the emergence of new forensic evidence regarding the May 4, 1970 Kent State Massacre. The new evidence consisted of a tape recorded by a Kent State student during the shootings. Though the original tape, known as the Kent State Strubbe tape, was destroyed by the FBI in 1979, a bonafide copy of the tape was located in 2007 and was analyzed in 2010 by internationally accredited forensic expert Stuart Allen. The analysis, derived using state-of-the-art technology not available in prior investigations into Kent State, demonstrated that there was a ‘command to fire’ at the student protesters. Moreover, the enhanced tape identified four pistol shots fired 70 seconds before the command as coming from a FBI informant’s pistol to create the ‘sound of sniper fire.’ Although the U.S. Department of Justice received this new evidence in 2010, the Department refused to examine the tape.
Sorry, the only reference I saw on TV was when they broke in with a Special 'Breaking News' Report just as I was passing into one of my diabetic mini- comas...by the time I came to again, everyone was saying that it was just another case of some news source (CNN) wrongfully reporting a situation in their rush to "scoop" everyone else... at which time I got busy with other things, only occasionally poking my favorite Cluster News Source (GoogleNews) since it normally carries headlines from hundreds of newspapers & sources to choose between, yet as I said... there was NOTHING, not a hint for the next 2 days. It wasn't until I read a comment an link on one of my Aussie Science forums that I was snapped out of my blissful slumber. "WTF!?!"
To Mr. B: It was also in the same "chat" thread where someone brought up the Kent State story and subsequent links...
Granted, you may be a few years older than myself but the Kent State massacre and cover-up happened during MY Lifetime, and as such holds some relevance to many of my g-g-generation.
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