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    [–] Sean Lennon and James McCartney hanging out. Their dads were in some band together. gangbangkang 11307 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in pics

    Paul and John if they were redditors

    [–] TIL a Kent State communications major took an audio recording of the war protest from his dorm room in 1970. He created the only real-time account of the shooting, and his original tape was destroyed by the Department of Justice in 1979. gangbangkang 205 points ago in todayilearned

    It was 1970, Americans thought the Vietnam War was winding down. Nixon was withdrawing thousands of American troops. But, around this time he ordered troops to push into Cambodia to invade north Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops that had been staying next door in Cambodia. This escalation further ignited war protests across America, including many on college campuses. This shooting at Kent State is widely known because nearly 40,000 American troops had died in Vietnam by this point, and during this incident 4 Americans lost their lives on our own soil. Our involvement in Vietnam had reached a tipping point by 1970 as far as negative public sentiment, and with our own national guard killing innocent students it really sent a shockwave around the country.

    [–] TIL a Kent State communications major took an audio recording of the war protest from his dorm room in 1970. He created the only real-time account of the shooting, and his original tape was destroyed by the Department of Justice in 1979. gangbangkang 4563 points ago in todayilearned

    Here’s the really fucked up part...

    Three hundred FBI investigators found no proof of a plan to shoot students; the Department of Justice closed the case three times in as many years. It took until 1979 for a civil suit to be resolved, with the state of Ohio issuing a mild statement of regret and paying $675,000 to the victims and their families. A copy of the tape surfaced in a collection of evidence given to the Yale University Library. In 2010, at the request of two Ohio newspapers, forensic experts used technology not available in the 1970s to evaluate a digital CD of the tape. They heard someone shout “prepare to fire” and then give an order. Two seconds later, the gunshots begin. (Alan Canfora, who was wounded that day and is now director of the Kent May 4 Center, presented the Department of Justice with the CD and asked the government to re-open the investigation. The DOJ declined, declaring the enhanced recording “inconclusive.”)