Kent State

Common Dreams staff
The Obama Justice Department decided last month not to look back and reopen an investigation of the shootings


Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, wherein National Guardsmen in Ohio opened fire into a crowd of unarmed college students peacefully protesting an illegal war, wounding nine and killing four. Despite chilling testimony from that day, the government has never accepted responsibility for the deaths. And the state-sanctioned killing of America's children lurches on - the Guard then, the cops now. Neil Young: "Soldiers are cutting us down."