Friday, May 04, 2012

Four Dead in Ohio

 Jeffrey Glenn Miller and four other students were killed by National Guard bullets, and  nine others were injured.

Forty-two years ago today, four young people were brutally murdered by United States National Guard soldiers called to the campus of Kent State University to quell peaceful anti-Viet Nam War demonstrations.

National Guard soldiers fire on unarmed Kent State students.

I was a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a biology major, working as a photographer for the University. I had documented campus demonstrations for the college newspaper, including instances when Omaha city police smashed car windows of motorists caught in traffic on the street outside of campus during an anti-war demonstration.

Kent State was a turning point in my life, igniting a life-long distrust of government and corporate influence, and a quest for a way of life based on peace, kindness and mutual aid.

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