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This Date in History: Kent State Shootings 1970

kent_state_massacre.jpgThe Kent State Shootings are a memorable part of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. It was a deadly even that will forever mark this time in our Country’s history. There are many books, songs, websites and even a couple of movies commemorating the event. Eight National Guardsmen were tried and acquitted on federal civil rights charges for the shootings. Recently a tape has come to light where the order to shoot is heard. This only seems to add to the controversy surrounding this incident. I personally have not read much on this case, so I am definitely not an expert on it. Nor do I have a definitive opinion as to “whose fault it was”, but I do lean towards the opinion that it was the fault of both sides: too much emotion, anxiety and fear on all involved.

Victims
Allison Krause
Jeffrey Glen Miller
Sandra Lee Scheuer
William Knox Schroeder

Wounded
Thomas Mark Grace
Joseph Lewis Jr.
John R. Cleary
Alan Canfora
Dean Kahler
Douglas Wrentmore
James Dennis Russell
Robert Stamps
Donald Scott MacKenzie

Kent State shootings remembered
May 4 Task Force
Kent May 4 Center
The May 4 Shootings at Kent State University: The Search For Historical Accuracy
Wikipedia: Kent State shootings
Kent State Shooting Tape Released, Shows Order to Shoot
May 4 Collection
A first-hand account of the Kent State shootings
Marking the 37th anniversary of the Kent State shootings
Kent State Audio Tape Released

Books
13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings
Kent State: What Happened and Why
Four Dead in Ohio: Was There a Conspiracy at Kent State
Kent State
The Kent State Tragedy (American Moments)
The Kent State Coverup

Movies/Documentaries
Kent State
The Year That Trembled

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3 Responses

  1. […] MyLifeofCrime, has a theme of school violence. My post takes a look at a history school shooting: This Date in History: Kent State Shootings 1970, which includes a link to a story about the new tapes that have surfaced, Very […]

  2. I have head the alleged tape giving the order to shoot. Even running the tape through a program to clean it up there is no order to shoot. The only one who hears the order to shoot is Alan Canfora. Alan was shoot at Kent and has made himself a professional victim.

  3. There’s one question no one seems to ask themselves when it comes to Kent State, which is: Why were the National Guard there?

    The media at the time was more interested in sensationalizing the story than in telling the truth. Have you ever heard about all the riots and looting that was going on in the town on May 1-3? Of course not. That wouldn’t fit into the media’s agenda. The kids were terrorizing that town. That’s why the National Guard was brought in.

    A tragedy? Certainly. But the students brought it on themselves.

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