The Kent State Shooting and Nixon’z Crackdown on Marijuana

6 May

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May 4, 1970 was a sunny afternoon in Kent, Ohio, the small, sleepy town 45 miles south of Cleveland that’s home to Kent State University. The protests that made the university a cultural stopover for intellectuals and academics were in full-swing. At that point the protests were so ingrained in campus culture that students meandering across the grassy commons paid them no mind – until National Guardsmen fired M1 Garand rifles into the crowd. Suddenly, chaos erupted and students scattered, running for cover.

In just 13 seconds, four students – Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder and Sandra Scheuer –  were dead on the ground. Another nine students were wounded.

Jerry Casale, co-founder of the new wave band Devo and a member of Students for a Democratic Society while attending Kent State, explained the scene to HIGH TIMES.

“There was the screaming and the horror, like in…

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