A big deal has been over the Kent State killings, brought about by protesters throwing beer bottles and rocks at police from three hundred feet away, and whether the fact that police were 300 hundred away, and at a presumably “safe” distance” from actual harm, the four students killed by police, as a result of this violent activity, was unwarranted and unjustified. Well, now we have a story out of Cornell University that “a group of people on the roof of the Sigma Pi fraternity house reportedly threw bottles and other objects at black students who were walking by the house early Sunday morning”. There were also, allegedly, invoking the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now, and this is the most important part – was this group three feet away from these blacks, because just how far a distance they were is imperative to whether or not there was actually any criminal intent, or whether it was a harmless act, according to Jesse Kornbluth, who firmly believes that the protesters at Kent State were unjustifiably shot at because they were three hundred feet away from police when they threw bottles at them. So, the question begs this answer – is there an appropriate distance at which anybody, protesters included, must remain behind when they are throwing bottles, rocks and other objects at people? Or – is throwing anything at anyone, at any distance, inappropriate? Or – is it only appropriate to throw bottles and other objects at police, and only when it is being done by protesters, and liberal protesters at that, as Jesse Kornbluth insinuates? The fate of this group of people who threw “bottles and other objects” at blacks hinges on the answer to this, and to this question – if police happened to be in the area at the time the group was throwing bottles from the roof at black students, and the police opened fire, killing one or more of them, would Jesse Kornbluth have approved of this tactic, and would he have included the killing of these people among “the most popular murders ever committed in America”?
- Kent State “Massacre” Not As Important/Relevant Or “Popular” To America History (neosecularist.com)
- Bottles Thrown At Black Students From Roof Of Cornell Fraternity; “Come Up Here, Trayvon” (alan.com)
- Cornell students hurl insults, bottles and Trayvon references from frat house (thegrio.com)