Sunday, May 9, 2010

Why Did The Guard Shoot?

Forty years after the killing of 4 students at Kent State audio engineers have processed tape recordings through modern technology and recovered evidence of verbal orders given to Guardsmen to turn and prepare to shoot on the student protesters according to a report in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer.  The claim that the shootings were ordered has been denied by officials with the Ohio National Guard since May 4, 1970. What now appears to be established as the truth has always suspected based on the uniform movement of the Guard just prior to the fusillade.  Video footage of the Guard shows them pivoting as if on command, aiming and shooting in relative unison.  Attorneys for the  Guard argued instead that the Guard responded to non-existent sniper fire from the students.  Now we seem to know the truth?

This Plain Dealer report worth reading and thinking about.

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