Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 4, 2020

Four Dead in Ohio, Plus Fifty Years

Fifty years ago today, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students at Kent State University.

Many of those shot were not involved in the protest. William Schroeder, an ROTC student, age 19, was shot in the back as he was walking to class; he was over 125 yards away. Sandra Scheuer, 20, was also on her way to class, was over 100 yards away, and was shot through the throat. Jeffrey Miller, 20, was shot through the mouth and died instantly; he was standing in a parking lot over 80 yards away. Allison Krause, 19, was shot through the chest from over 100 yards.

Oh, there were investigations. Not a single one revealed any sort of provocation that merited shooting randomly into bunches of people. Unlike the armed Covidiot protesters of today, not a single protester at Kent State was armed. The only armed student was an FBI informant.

Eleven days later, the cops in Jackson, Mississippi opened fire on a crowd of students, killing two and wounding twelve. As at Kent state, none of the students were armed. As at Kent State, the result was that officials of the state murdered kids.

Nobody was ever held to account. Which is the way things are.

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