Video posted on the Internet shows students hurling furniture and street signs into the flames Saturday night as a SWAT team in riot gear converged on the crowd. Kent police said the party grew violent after one reveler was arrested and students began pelting officers with bottles, bricks and rocks.
It was the first violent clash between Kent State students and police in years. In 1970, four Kent State students were killed by Ohio National Guard troops during a campus protest of the bombing of Cambodia. (Columbus Dispatch)
After refusing a lawful order by police, the students were left with no alternative other than begin catching more couches and other household items on fire in the street as they launched bottles, bricks and rocks at the police trying to restore order.
Like the bead laden peace-niks of yore from Kent State (less 4), these students also feel they were wronged by the police (The Man)...
The students led the police down East College Avenue starting fires, said Ben Wolford, an editor at the campus newspaper who witnessed the riot.
"When police first started making their little charge down College Avenue, they yelled, 'Get in your houses or we'll arrest you,' " Wolford said. "When one student stayed on his lawn, two officers sprinted at him and just kind of grabbed him forcefully and arrested him."
Junior Jamie Farrell told the student newspaper: "The cops were being nice, and two minutes later, we were shot by rubber bullets for no reason."
I'm not surprised that this institution of idiots is unable to differentiate between being a victim and an aggressor.
The book bound blowhards at Kent still feel the National Guardsmen were at fault in the '70 uprising at Kent where throngs of unruly students protesting the Vietnam War conducted acts of civil disobedience, refused to obey lawful orders and caused the guardsmen to fear for their life, appropriately were shot & killed.
But what else would you expect from Civil Disobedience University (formerly Kent State University) where you can send your child to learn from a Professor with links to terrorism and then they can hang out in the his, hers, his/hers gender-neutral bathrooms for other cool ass-ramming activities.