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May 4, 1970, Four Kent State University Students Killed By Ohio National Guard - Today In Crime History

On this date, May 4, in the year 1970, four students were killed and nine others wounded when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a Vietnam War protest.  Approximately 67 shots were fired by the guardsmen over thirteen seconds.  Jeffrey Glenn Miller, age 20, was shot through the mouth and killed instantly.  Allison B. Krause, age 19,was shot in the chest and died later that day.  William Knox Schroeder, age 19, was also shot in the  chest and died almost an hour later in a hospital while undergoing surgery.  Sandra Lee Scheuer, age 20, was shot in her neck and died within a few minutes from loss of blood.  Among the wounded was Dean R. Kahler, who was shot in the back, causing permanent paralysis from the chest down.  All of those killed or wounded were unarmed.

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December 16, 1773, The Sons Of Liberty Dump Crates Of Tea Into Boston Harbor - Today in Crime History

On this date, December 16, in the year 1773, members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act and its provisions for taxation of tea.  This act of criminal misconduct would become known as the “Boston Tea Party.”   The incident remains an iconic act of civil disobedience, albeit criminal, and political protesters often refer to it.

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November 3, 1979, Five People Murdered At "Death to the Klan" Protest - Today In Crime History

On this day, November 3, in the year 1979, five protesters were shot dead and eleven others wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.  These tragic murders are often referred to as the “Greensboro massacre”.  The shootings took place in broad daylight, some of which was taped by local television news crews.

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August 26, 1968, Chicago Police Ruthlessly Attack Vietnam War Protesters - Today In Crime History

On August 26, 1968, as the Democratic National Convention got underway in Chicago, thousands of antiwar demonstrators took to Chicago's streets to protest the Vietnam War and its support by the top Democratic presidential candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

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August 22, 1971 - Camden Vietnam War Protesters Arrested - Today In Crime History

Vietnam War Protesters Arrested

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