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dlgoff
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This is still a vivid memory for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkg-bzTHeAk
 

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Did those murderers ever end up getting any jail time? The event is blood boiling and depressing at the same time even if personally taught about through photographs and textbook accounts.
 
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Did those murderers ever end up getting any jail time? The event is blood boiling and depressing at the same time even if personally taught about through photographs and textbook accounts.

More boiling than you know.

Eight of the guardsmen were indicted by a grand jury. The guardsmen claimed to have fired in self-defense, a claim that was generally accepted by the criminal justice system. In 1974 U.S. District Judge Frank Battisti dismissed charges against all eight on the basis that the prosecution's case was too weak to warrant a trial.[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_state_shooting#Legal_action_against_the_guardsmen_and_others
 
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Gives a new meaning to the word "criminal justice".
 
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A meaning that is not so new to much of the population.
 
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Yet this is not as incredible as it looks. Why didn't the soldiers refuse to shoot? It's the power of authority. Compare this to the Milgram experiments where an incredible amount of people were prepared to administer a lethal electric shock to another person ("despite violating their deepest moral beliefs"), just because they were told to do so by an authority.
 
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Kent State is a vivid memory for me, too. Neil nailed it - "what if you knew her and saw her dead on the ground?"
 

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