May 4, 1970:  ’My God!  They’re Killing Us’

The sudden volley of rifle fire from National Guard troops that killed four Kent State students and wounded ten others last week echoed even more loudly than it might have at one of the capitals of campus protest such as Berkeley or Columbia.  The bloody incident shocked and further divided a nation already riven by dissent over the war in Indochina.  More than that, the shots fired at Kent State were taken by some as a warning that the U.S. might be edging toward the brink of warfare of sorts on the home front.

Newsweek May 18, 1970



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    This is crazy to read now. Such a scary past our country has.
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    Wahh, Kent State I love you.
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    No reason to believe this can’t - or won’t - happen again.
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