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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:20 AM
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Police fire baton rounds at Kent State rioters
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KENT, Ohio (AP) Police fired baton rounds and used pepper spray to break up hundreds of rioting college students who sparked a string of street fires at Kent State University.

Video shows students hurling furniture and street signs into the flames on Saturday night as a SWAT team in riot gear converges on the crowd. Kent police say the riot began when partying students ignored orders to disperse and pelted police officers with bottles and rocks.

Police dispatcher Rosemarie Mosher (MOH'-sher) says 64 students were arrested, and several officers suffered minor injuries. Mosher says the riot occurred on an off-campus street where many students live.

Kent State spokesman Tom Neumann (NEW'-man) says the students' behavior is inexcusable and the university is awaiting more information from police.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gUOo7gKlMwL7Ju4iFLnQ8RXWe1_AD97Q7AC80
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:23 AM
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1. How Freaking Sad
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 10:23 AM by NashVegas
The students who were shot and killed in 1970 were there to stand up for their beliefs.

The students who were shot at in 2009 were there to fight for their right to get drunk and party.

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/portage/124073462422090.xml&coll=2
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:29 AM
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2. I don't believe they ever identified who in the Ohio National Guard fired the fatal shots.
And people on the right wonder why some on the Left don't trust authority?
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:21 AM
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3. Perhaps if these students were to assemble and demonstrate
peacefully instead of "...hurling furniture and street signs into the flames on Saturday night..." their assemblage would be more, well, peaceful.
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