Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Kent State Killings

From a article published a few months ago, it appears that an officer gave an order to fire in the Kent State murders. Probably was fed up with the -lack of respect from young hooligans- and wanted to -teach a lesson-.

There are plenty of thuggish cowards in our armed forces.

The Ohio National Guardsmen who fired on students and antiwar protesters at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 were given an order to prepare to shoot, according to a new analysis of a 40-year-old audio tape of the event.

"Guard!" says a male voice on the recording, which two forensic audio experts enhanced and evaluated at the request of The Plain Dealer. Several seconds pass. Then, "All right, prepare to fire!"(1)

It's not often mentioned that most universities shut down for the year after the killings due to student strikes and uprising. As close to an insurrection that the U.S had during that time.

1'New analysis of 40-year-old recording of Kent State shootings reveals that Ohio Guard was given an order to prepare to fire' - Cleveland Plain Dealer; Mangels