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(Ohio.com)   Shots fired into crowd of student rioters at Kent State University. This is not a repeat from 1970   (ohio.com) divider line 153
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2009-04-26 01:11:28 AM  
''The flames were filling the street, like 15 feet high, and kids were throwing furniture on it and hanging from trees and screaming 'KSU' over and over again,'' she said.

Every now and then, I wonder about what I missed out on by skipping college. It would seem not much.
 
2009-04-26 01:19:53 AM  
Kent State has acquired the reputation of being the college that you go to because you have nothing better to do once you graduate high school. That reputation is occasionally confirmed by things like this.
 
2009-04-26 01:53:29 AM  
At least the bullets are rubber this time. We're all learning how to play nice with others these days.

"What if you knew her and found her dead on the-OOF! Dude! My arm! I've got a welt!"
 
2009-04-26 02:38:40 AM  
Uakronkid: Kent State has acquired the reputation of being the college that you go to because you have nothing better to do once you graduate high school. That reputation is occasionally confirmed by things like this.

Not that I disagree, but maybe you don't want to know what University of Akron's reputation is quite yet :)
 
2009-04-26 02:48:05 AM  
i236.photobucket.com


/Yes, I remember that day
//Yes, I'm old
 
2009-04-26 03:00:15 AM  
lajimi: /Yes, I remember that day
//Yes, I'm old


This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

/nothing more meaningful to contribute
 
2009-04-26 03:02:23 AM  
Rubber bullets can be lethal
 
2009-04-26 03:33:47 AM  
Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*
 
2009-04-26 03:45:37 AM  
only a little over a week off from the 39th anniversary too.
 
2009-04-26 04:34:37 AM  
mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*


Same here.

/Hivemind?
 
2009-04-26 04:39:07 AM  
Occam's Chainsaw: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

Same here.

/Hivemind?


And here. Weird.
 
2009-04-26 05:20:49 AM  
rebelrhetoric.files.wordpress.com

/Nixon's not bringing the smokes!
 
2009-04-26 05:37:21 AM  
Sometimes killing protestors, armed only with their hatred of moral clarity, is a necessary thing.
 
2009-04-26 05:46:03 AM  
FTA- "When he got to College Avenue, he saw people feeding a fire with two-by-fours, mattresses, ''even doors they were carrying from houses.''

/Great way to clean out the garage
//Just sayin....
 
2009-04-26 05:48:20 AM  
Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio
 
2009-04-26 05:52:47 AM  
Anyone know what actually started it? Article didn't say.
 
2009-04-26 05:53:21 AM  
Forty-Two: Occam's Chainsaw: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

Same here.

/Hivemind?

And here. Weird.


Me too

/too creepy
 
2009-04-26 05:56:08 AM  
"It looks like a fire on the campus, men."

"Sorry, I didn't hear that chief."

"A fire. The students have a fire."

"A lyre?"

"A FIRE! OUT IN THE OPEN! AN OPEN FIRE!"
 
2009-04-26 05:56:36 AM  
Came here expecting to hear it was not regular bullets. Not dissapointed. Subby doesn't exactly fail but probably won't be on winner's platform.
 
2009-04-26 05:59:17 AM  
Hmmm anyone wanna place bets on smoking gun Mugshot Friday being full of these chuckleheads?
 
2009-04-26 06:00:29 AM  
I never noticed that girl's shirt said "slave" either.
 
2009-04-26 06:00:52 AM  
Like Carlin said, when fascism comes to America it won't be wearing jackboots.
 
2009-04-26 06:03:08 AM  
Doctor Jan Itor: Anyone know what actually started it? Article didn't say.

Beer.

Seriously, every end-of-April / first-weekend-of-May the same shiat happens. Honestly, it's been quiet the last couple years because the police have been out in force, with the last major disturbance in 2001.

Warm weather, beer, and people coming in from out of town for the oft-legendary parties.
 
2009-04-26 06:03:31 AM  
The fail here is of epic proportions.

Students riot & set fires, then police respond with tear gas and rubber bullets. I was around for the UofMN Hockey riots in 2002 and 2003, this response is identical and equally as appropriate.

Don't even try to compare this to 30 years ago. "College Fest, an annual ... spring rite marked by drinking and general hanging out on College Avenue" -- This is nothing more than a drunken party. Try not to disgrace those who believe in a cause by comparing them to this disgrace from Kent.

acanuck: Rubber Bullets can kill, yes, "A 3-year-old girl was killed last week by a rubber bullet in a township near Pretoria." 3 farking years old.


// disappointed in farkers tonight.
 
2009-04-26 06:11:49 AM  
FTA: KentNewsNet.com reported seeing emergency vehicles from Suffield Township, Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Ravenna, Cuyahoga Falls, Streetsboro, Brady Lake, Kent, Kent State, Brimfield, the Portage County sheriff, Aurora and the State Highway Patrol.

What, no National Guard?
 
2009-04-26 06:12:48 AM  
mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*


I think it's photoshopped.. (No, I mean it!)

http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/kent-state-1970.html (new window)
 
2009-04-26 06:17:01 AM  
sonician: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

I think it's photoshopped.. (No, I mean it!)

http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/kent-state-1970.html (new window)


What a strange alteration to make to that photo, huh?
 
2009-04-26 06:18:53 AM  
Who's the phaag standing next to slave girl?

Where is slave girl now? I must know.

Surely they've done a "where are day now?" expose on her somewhere.
 
2009-04-26 06:20:57 AM  
Lokix1x: Forty-Two: Occam's Chainsaw: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

Same here.

/Hivemind?

And here. Weird.

Me too

/too creepy


Add my name to the list of those just now seeing it.

/interesting fact: that girl wasn't a Kent State student
 
2009-04-26 06:23:08 AM  
Tachikoma: Lokix1x: Forty-Two: Occam's Chainsaw: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

Same here.

/Hivemind?

And here. Weird.

Me too

/too creepy

Add my name to the list of those just now seeing it.

/interesting fact: that girl wasn't a Kent State student

One more on the list.
 
2009-04-26 06:24:30 AM  
I thought it was 'shopped too. Thanks, sonician.

http://lyingaround.ytmnd.com/ Ever so slightly NSFW
 
2009-04-26 06:28:10 AM  
No worries. It's early on Sunday and I'm just waking up.

Thought the "Slave" shirt would have been out of place for 1970, sho 'nuff.

People in the 60s-70s put their lives ON the line, rather than standing IN line at Starbucks with a shirt like that, to make their point.
 
2009-04-26 06:32:07 AM  
Hey smiling strange, you looking happily deranged, can you settle to shoot me? Or have you picked your target yet? Hey Sandy, I ya ya ya don't you talk back, hey Sandy. Four feet away, end of speechs, end of the day, we was only funnin', but guilty I thought you had it comin'.
 
2009-04-26 06:33:21 AM  
sonician: No worries. It's early on Sunday and I'm just waking up.

Thought the "Slave" shirt would have been out of place for 1970, sho 'nuff.


Zackly my "reasoning" reminded me too much of a hipster commie OBEY shirt. [insert shirt of your choice]
 
2009-04-26 06:35:22 AM  
I love these gems from "Kristine Gill, editor of KentNewsNet.Com"

"''The flames were filling the street, like 15 feet high,"

"with night sticks and ''rubber bullet guns.'' "

Truly the future of hard hitting investigative journalism!
 
2009-04-26 06:35:31 AM  
Shots fired into crowd of student rioters ravers at Kent State University. This is not a repeat from 1970

FTFY, Subby
 
2009-04-26 06:38:29 AM  
sonician: People in the 60s-70s put their lives ON the line, rather than standing IN line at Starbucks with a shirt like that, to make their point.

I'd rather get an overpriced coffee than get shot at. Is that weird?
 
2009-04-26 06:39:59 AM  
Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

I haven't noticed that before either, but then again...

I think it's mainly because your eyes and mind are easily distracted by the pole in her head.

I'm always thinking of an errant javelin when I see that photo.
 
2009-04-26 06:40:47 AM  
mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

And I just noticed it now, too. Who says the internet isn't educashunal?
 
2009-04-26 06:42:57 AM  
sonician: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

I think it's photoshopped.. (No, I mean it!)

http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/kent-state-1970.html (new window)


Can't tell, the original's much darker than the above pic. @ work, so no GIMPery for me.
 
2009-04-26 06:46:54 AM  
sonician: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

I think it's photoshopped.. (No, I mean it!)

http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/kent-state-1970.html (new window)


After reading the comments, till getting to yours I was going to make the tired joke about that, but yeah ...maybe?
 
2009-04-26 06:48:43 AM  
Swampthing in Korea: Sometimes killing protestors, armed only with their hatred of moral clarity, is a necessary thing.

Or, to put it another way... shiat happens?
farm4.static.flickr.com
The right to peaceably assemble is guaranteed by the constitution. These students crossed a line and then were engaged in hooliganism, not peaceful protest. Not a moral clarity issue - just a bunch of kids with more spunk than sense - moral clarity wasn't on the menu when I was in college either.
 
2009-04-26 06:48:52 AM  
Need to rewrite that song for the furniture-fire-fed events:

Tin coppers and firemen comin'.
We're finally on our own.
This summer I see the flamin'.
Four beds in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Coppers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if that table was yours and
Found it flamin' on the ground?
How can you run when you know?
 
2009-04-26 06:51:09 AM  
I looked at my tab heading and saw 'FARK.com:(4351442)Shots fired into crowd of stude...' and thought WTG cops. Then my brain quickly dumped that image and went for
tbn2.google.com

then settled for
tbn2.google.com
 
2009-04-26 06:51:27 AM  
sonician: mamoru: Tiberius Gracchus: This past week someone made a comment about her shirt saying "slave" on it, something I'd never noticed before. Now that's all I can see...

In a not-so-incredible coincidence, I just noticed it for the first time ever in Lajimi's post. Right before reading yours.

Odd that I never noticed before. *shrug*

I think it's photoshopped.. (No, I mean it!)

Link (new window)

Couldn't get the photo but here's a link to another angle of the scene. I think you can just about make out the words on her t-shirt and it does seem to suggest 'slave'.
 
2009-04-26 06:55:08 AM  
"THAT was the day I stopped being a hippie."

-Gerald V. Casale, DEVO
 
2009-04-26 06:56:52 AM  
GungFu: Couldn't get the photo but here's a link to another angle of the scene. I think you can just about make out the words on her t-shirt and it does seem to suggest 'slave'.

Wow. Indeed you can.
 
2009-04-26 07:03:03 AM  
GungFu: Couldn't get the photo but here's a link to another angle of the scene. I think you can just about make out the words on her t-shirt and it does seem to suggest 'slave'.

F*ck yes! Teh interwebs teached me something new again!
 
2009-04-26 07:10:06 AM  
Leskay: GungFu: Couldn't get the photo but here's a link to another angle of the scene. I think you can just about make out the words on her t-shirt and it does seem to suggest 'slave'.

Wow. Indeed you can.


Looks to me like "EAVE", probably part of "LEAVE", which would make sense if you're protesting the Vietnam war and the expansion to Cambodia.
 
2009-04-26 07:17:53 AM  
Woot. They need to use real bullets and large caliber machine guns.
 
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