|KSU students try to help wounded student, 4 May 1970.|
A few days ago Dan Adamini,
"Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another
perhaps. One bullet stops a lot of
thuggery." (sic) Kent State
In a separate Facebook post, he said, "I'm thinking that another
might be the only
solution...They do it because they know there are no consequences yet." Kent
The comments were in response to protests at the
scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, the senior editor of the right wing
website Breitbart. University of California Berkeley
Due to the outrageousness of his comments Adamini was forced to offer a public apology. A day or so later, he was also forced to resign his R party position and surrender his right-wing local radio gig.
For most people, I guess, that settled the incident and it’s been retired from the public domain.
However, the Kent State Massacre can not be retired to obscurity because it remains one of the many unsolved cold crimes of the J Edgar Hoover era.
For bringing media attention, however brief, to the Massacre, we owe Mr. Adamini an ironic “thank you”.
I will post more about the Kent State Massacre tomorrow.
As for now, nearly 47 years after the murder of four students and wounding of nine others, the proof has been uncovered and those responsible for murder need to be held accountable.
The Ohio National Guard soldiers were ordered to fire on the students.
The students had no weapons. They did not torch the ROTC building. They did not fire first nor did they return the Guard’s fire. They just died, were paralyzed and wounded that spring day.