News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


A murmur of dissent over Kent State resolution
Two congressmen refuse to back commemoration
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Some of the divisions that led up to the National Guard shooting 13 Kent State students 40 years ago continue. And, as WKSU's M.L. Schultze reports, that became clear on the floors of Congress this week.
Click to Listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:08)



U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, whose district includes Kent, introduced a resolution in Congress this week commemorating the anniversary of the shootings at Kent State.
Ryan praised progress since then, including Kent States conflict management program. Though such resolutions usually pass without opposition, two Republicans protested by voting only "present."
Politico reported that Texas Congressman Michael Burgess didn't like the wording of the resolution because " quote -- "We basically single out the Ohio National Guard as being the one at fault."
After the shooting, President Nixon appointed the Presidents  Commission on Campus Unrest. Its final report said the actions of some students in the weekend leading up to the shootings were criminal and dangerous. But guards firing was "unnecessary, unwarranted, and inexcusable."
Ryan's resolution passed unanimously, despite the two "present" votes.

 

Listener Comments:

Mr Burgess, who had the guns? Was the Guard ordered to fire on the students? Just a thought.


Posted by: mary (Salem, OH) on May 10, 2010 9:12AM
Thank you Congressmen Ryan and Lewis.


Posted by: Carole (Poland, Ohio) on May 9, 2010 6:56PM
It is ridiculous that anyone would vote against the resolution. In no way, shape or form was the shooting of Kent students justified. In fact, it is incredible that state authorities were never brought to justice for such a blatant act of murder!


Posted by: Tim Williams on May 9, 2010 1:45PM
How many people can say they are consistently proud of the actions of their congressional representative. Thank you Tim Ryan.


Posted by: Nathan (Kent) on May 8, 2010 6:54PM
I want to Kent 1982-1984, and walked the hallowed grounds often. What people do not know: The Adjutant General (TAG) and the United States Property and Finance Officer (USP


Posted by: Tom Ubl (Koonce Hall) on May 7, 2010 5:10AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

Kasich talks about faith, drugs and education -- but never FitzGerald
The idea that you can learn more by talking to a 90 year old person than from a history book is just another example of how the GOP hates education and knowledg...

Third-grade charter school students fail state testing
A partisan anti-charter group came out with analysis that ODE says is based on incorrect data. So why is this a story? It doesn't seem to rise to WKSU's typic...

Still no money for Fair Finance victims
The only persons benefiting from this bankruptcy is quite obvious - the attorneys.. I would let the Durham and other thieves out of prison in a job with all th...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University