New Kent State Video Evidence Points Towards FBI Provocateuring

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Known informant fired pistol, ran into arms of law officials

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
November 7, 2011

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Over Forty Years ago the right to peacefully assemble and protest In America was fatally wounded and has been under attack ever since. The Kent State Massacre in May 1970 went down in history as a dark day for freedom of speech as four student protesters were shot dead by National Guard troops.

A small dedicated group continues to press to expose the truth regarding what really happened that day. Now more new evidence has emerged suggesting that the FBI were using provocateurs to incite the violence.

Newly uncovered video footage from the incident shows that a suspected FBI informant, who fired gunshots before the National Guard opened fire, ran to the safety of police and immediately handed over the gun.

The Kent State Truth Tribunal Facebook group takes up the story:

WATCH FBI informant provocateur Terry Norman, the young man in the light colored sports jacket. Earlier that day Norman’s mentor, Detective Tom Kelly from the Kent Police had attempted to have Norman’s gun approved for carrying on campus during the demonstrations, but that approval never came so it’s KEY that the video clearly shows Norman handing over his gun to Detective Kelly.

Watch the video ( specific point 1:07.40 through 1:08)

From forensic evidence expert Stuart Allen’s analyses of the Kent State Tape in 2010, we learned that Norman shot that weapon at the May 4th demonstration as he was attacked beat-up by students who saw his gun. More on Terry Norman ~ http://bitly.com/gSN9pP

Watching these Kent State videos without sound, Norman’s gun hand-off coupled with the post-Kent State Tape analysis, we now understand the importance of this interaction caught on video at many other sources.

Norman’s pistol ‘created the sound of sniper fire.’ As Norman was held up by the students, the national guard march back forth, awaiting the sound of sniper fire. 70 seconds after Norman shoots his pistol four times, the national guard command to shoot at unarmed students is given Norman hightails it out of there into the arms of law enforcement immediately hands over his gun.

From there on, the FBI thoroughly corrupted key evidence in the Kent State Massacre as the FBI continually changed their ‘official’ stories. At first the FBI claimed they don’t have the gun, then they do while Norman’s gun was cleaned, milled re-coated by the FBI. That the gun had been fired, but the FBI couldn’t tell when. Interestingly, the FBI found unmatched bullets in his gun’s chambers ‘to pretend’ it hadn’t been fired. Most damning was that J. Edgar Hoover himself ‘swore’ that Terry Norman wasn’t working for the FBI yet soon after Hoover died, the new FBI director came clean that Norman was paid $125 by the FBI in April 1970.

Furthermore, Norman’s spent bullet casings were found catalogued in the Kent State archive yet never entered into evidence, indicating the FBI corrupted the evidence failed to collect all evidence in every investigation of the Kent State Massacre.

“With #Occupy protests escalating around the world, know the US federal government historically uses provocateurs to incite violence at protests. Because of Kent State, the American right to assemble in safety remains at high risk since 1970.” writes the Kent State Truth Tribunal Facebook page.

The new video is just the latest in a string of new findings. Analysis, conducted early last year, of a newly discovered audio tape  revealed what two forensic audio experts say is a military-style order to open fire on student protesters.

Amplified audio from the tape reveals a Guard officer issuing the command, “Guard! All right, prepare to fire!”  Another voice cries “Get down!”, then, the original speaker shouts “Guard, fi-.” The remainder of the word “fire” is obliterated by the fusillade.

The following is a video shot by KSU student Chris Abell from Tri-Towers dormitory, 1/2 mile from Taylor Hall where the massacre occurred. The enhanced audio has been matched to the video.

The word “Guard!” can be heard around 11 seconds. “All right, prepare to fire” begins at around 20.5 seconds. “Get down!” is spoken at 23 seconds. The final “Guard!” is at about 25 seconds, and the gunshots begin at 27.5 seconds.

The order to fire directly contradicts claims from guard commanders who testified that there was no order to fire and that troops unloaded their weapons only after receiving incoming sniper fire.

The tape was given to Yale in 1979 for its Kent State archives by an attorney who represented students in a lawsuit filed against the state over the shooting. It was originally recorded by a student named Terry Strubbe who put a microphone at the window of his dorm, which overlooked the rally.

Subsequent analysis of the tape also uncovered an altercation and four pistol shots a little over one minute prior to the Guard gunfire. It is believed that the shots came from  Terry Norman, who was at the time believed to have been an FBI informant.

Despite attempts by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich to pave the way for a new federal investigation, the evidence has remained largely ignored.

Alan Canfora, one of the students injured during the shooting in 1970,  met with U.S. Justice Department officials last Fall to present the new evidence

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, which commissioned the forensic analysis of the tape, recently reported that a “lack of communication since the meeting and a seeming dearth of paperwork documenting its review has raised some doubts about the Justice Department’s level of interest.”

In addition, an author writing a new book about the incident has confirmed that Justice Department officials have produced no reports, memos, legal analyses or other documents concerning the new audio tape evidence.

“They said they were going to be looking at it and I’ve never heard back,” said Cleveland civil rights attorney Terry Gilbert. Gilbert attended the October 2010 meeting with Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, who heads the Justice Department’s civil rights division, and U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach.

For those unfamiliar with the Kent State shootings, here is a brief contextual re-cap courtesy of Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman:

It is difficult to overstate the political and cultural impact of the killing of the four Kent State students and wounding of nine more on May 4, 1970. The nation’s campuses were on fire over Richard Nixon’s illegal invasion of Cambodia. Scores of universities were ripped apart by mass demonstrations and student strikes. The ROTC building at Kent burned down. The vast majority of American college campuses were closed in the aftermath, either by student strikes or official edicts.

Nixon was elected president in 1968 claiming to have a “secret plan” to end the war in Southeast Asia. But the revelation that he was in fact escalating it with the illegal bombing of what had been a peaceful non-combatant nation was more than Americans could bear.

As the ferocity of the opposition spread deep into the grassroots, Nixon’s Vice President, Spiro Agnew, shot back in a series of speeches. He referred to student demonstrators as Nazi “brownshirts” and suggested that college administrators and law enforcement should “act accordingly.”

On May 3, 1970—the day before National Guardsmen under his purview opened fire at Kent State–Ohio Governor James Rhodes echoed Agnew’s remarks by referring to student demonstrators as “the strongest, well-trained militant revolutionary group that has ever assembled in America They’re worse than the brownshirts and the Communist element and the night riders and the vigilantes. They are the worst type of people that we harbor in America.”

Rhodes told a reporter that the Ohio National Guard would remain at Kent State “until we get rid of them” referring to a demographic group that was overwhelmingly white, middle class and in college.

After an initial investigation, the case was reopened in 1973 when a grand jury indicted eight Guardsmen. They were acquitted of federal civil rights charges the next year.

A further civil lawsuit by the victims and families against the Guardsmen and other parties was concluded in 1979 with a $675,000 settlement and a “statement of regret”. None of the lawsuits ever provided for a satisfactory explanation for why the Guard fired.

For 41 years the official line has been that a mysterious shot rang out and the young Guardsmen panicked, firing directly into the “mob” of students. This despite the fact that not one of the numerous investigations and court proceedings has ever contended any of the students were armed, or that the Guard was under threat of physical harm at the time of the shooting.

The central unresolved question has been why several dozen Guardsmen pivoted in unison and fired on students and protestors, shooting rifles, sidearms and shotguns 67 times during a 13-second barrage. One student was killed as far as 900 feet away from the rally.

The day has been immortalized in the history books and even in musical history via Neil Young’s impassioned song Ohio. The lyrics “Four dead in Ohio” became an anthem to a generation. The single was released with the Bill of Rights on the cover yet in some parts of the country the song was banned from playlists because of it’s “anti-war” and “anti-Nixon” sentiments.

Now Alan Canfora and others are hoping that new investigations will be conducted and that the truth will finally be brought to bear in order that history be re-written and we never again see soldiers gunning down innocent and peaceful Americans on US soil just because they disagree with their government’s war agenda.

Inconsistencies and evidence of a conspiracy

Inconsistencies and flaws in the official explanation of the shootings and mysterious circumstances surrounding the deployment of the Guard have long pointed towards a government conspiracy.

Some writers and activists have suggested that authorities colluded to allow the campus ROTC building to be burned on the night of May 2 in a “Reichstag fire” strategy to justify calling in the National Guard, pointing to the fact that numerous student attempts to set the building ablaze failed and how local authorities didn’t seem to put much effort into stopping the students. The fire then suddenly erupted later in the day and was attributed to a mysterious “biker” who appeared with a canister of gasoline.

New Kent State Video Evidence Points Towards FBI Provocateuring 080507KentStateFurthermore, Kent State Police Detective Tom Kelley gave an interview to the Akron Beacon Journal, published on August 8, 1973, in which Kelley admitted speaking with an NBC camera crew on the afternoon of May 2 as they were preparing to leave campus. “Don’t pack your cameras,” Kelley told them, “we are going to have a fire tonight.”

Alan Canfora has also pointed out that many students suspected that the government had undercover agents on campus attempting to infiltrate and monitor Kent State’s Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) activities. Canfora has made specific mention of part-time Kent State student Terry Norman, stating that Norman would attempt to come to SDS meetings and, “some people in the group would invariably stand up and say, ‘we’re not gonna start this meeting until that (MFer) gets out of here.’”

In his book on the event, William Gordon notes that Norman came to be known as an undercover informant for both campus police and the Akron office of the FBI. Gordon notes speculation by some that Norman may have acted as an agent provocateur on the day of May 4 and possibly on the night of May 2.

Some believe that it was Ohio Governor James Rhodes that gave the order to shoot prior to the protest and that his close connections to Hoover and Nixon indicates he was acting under orders from the very top. The fact that the Guard were, contrary to law, supplied with live ammunition also suggests that the action was premeditated and that the order came from the Governor’s office.

Rhodes initially denied that he made contact with the White House during the week preceding May 4. But in 1975 trial testimony, Rhodes admitting that he did have two private conversations with the White House in the week preceding May 4, 1970.

Public records have also revealed that Rhodes was a virtual stooge for the FBI because of the agency’s files tying Rhodes directly to organized crime.

Weeks after the shooting the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification concluded that “As the Guardsmen reached the crest of Blanket Hill…the Guard was ordered to turn and face…Commands…such as, ‘if they charge, shoot them’ had previously been given…A number of Guardsmen stated they heard an order to fire and began firing.”

In a May 18, 1970 story in Time magazine Kent State journalism professor Charles Brill said that contrary to repots of Troop G, the guardsmen, being young, panicked and inexperienced, “the Guard looked like a firing squad”. An Army veteran who saw action in Korea, Brill was “certain that the Guardsmen had not fired randomly out of individual panic,” said the Time article. “They were organized,” he said. “It was not scattered. They all waited and they all pointed their rifles at the same time. It looked like a firing squad.”

New Kent State Video Evidence Points Towards FBI Provocateuring 080507kent state1This was corroborated by two other sources, a former member of Troop G, who was kicked out of the Guard in 1969 who described them as “experienced killers.” and also by U.S. Senator Stephen Young in the Akron-Beacon Journal on July 27, 1966 where he referred to the Guardsmen involved as being, “trigger happy.” It was also confirmed by both that Troop G had controversial involvement in quelling the Cleveland riots where many were killed.

Evidence of a subsequent cover up was also found by Charles A. Thomas, who worked for twelve years at the National Archives and was selected to study films of the Kent State shootings.

In “Kent State/May 4″, edited by Scott L. Bills (KSU Press), Thomas reported that, “it looked very much as if someone had doctored the evidence to minimize any impression of the Guard’s brutality and to plant the spurious notion that the soldiers had been confronted with a raging student mob.”

The US Justice Department summary of FBI investigation in 1970 concluded:

Many many more inconsistencies have been uncovered along with evidence of a direct cover up. More research can be found at www.may4.org.

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Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.


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17 Responses to “New Kent State Video Evidence Points Towards FBI Provocateuring”

  1. Wow! Mind blowing isn’t it? Anyone says it can’t happen here – it already has…

  2. WOW, SEE THEM PEOPLE WALKING UP..IN THE LAST PIX.

    I AM 6 YR’S OLD AND AM STANDING 100 YARDS BEHIND THESE PEOPLE ON THAT DAY.

    BY THE STREET IN FRONT OF THAT BUILDING. GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS.

    AND FOR THE RECORD, IN 1986 WHEN I BUSTED CROOKED CITY OFFICIALS AND COPS RUNNING PROSTITUTES IN AURORA OHIO, 12 MILES FROM HERE, THEY SENT A KENT DETECTIVE TO COVER IT UP.

    THESE OFFICIALS FROM THE AREA ARE PEDOFILES AND ORGANIZED MOB.

    THEM GIRLS DIDNT HIT THE STREETS, NO

    THEY WERE SET UP IN RUN DOWN HOMES WITH UTILITIES PAID AND A SMALL SALARY FOR 1 SINGLE JOHN, A JUDGE, COMPTROLLER,PROSICUTOR AND SO ON.

    WHO WOULD PAY THEM A VISIT 1 TIME A WEEK.

    Willfull Endangerment Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    So at 22 years old you did all this…I AM FUCKING IMPRESSED….WOW…..I live in Findlay Ohio and would like to meet you and shake your hand…How bout it…

    Super Duper Man 1776 Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I’M 47 GOING ON 48

    I AM NOT IN OHIO RIGHT NOW.

    Super Duper Man 1776 Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    OH LIKE DUH

    YEAH… I WAS A FIRE FIGHTER / MEDIC IN AURORA MY HOME TOWN, LIVED ACROSS FROM GEAUGA LAKE PARK / SEA WORLD.

    IF SHTF WE’LL MEET CUZ I’M RETURNING AND MEETING UP WITH THE 5TH BRIGADE OF THE OHIO MILITIA I FORMED IN 95. I WAS AT THE INDIANA BAPTIST TEMPLE STAND OFF IN 99 AND IT GOT TOO HOT, HOUSE WAS RAIDED 2 TIMES, SO….SO THEY COULDNT CUT THE HEAD OFF THE SNAKE, I WALKED AWAY AND TOOK ALL THE NOTERIETY AND FEDS WITH ME.

    THEY ARE THERE COMPLETLY UNDETECTED NOW. PART OF ODF…OHIO DEFENSE FORCE.

    Willfull Endangerment Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I would love to get involved myself… I am serious as can be… Any info to get involved would be greatly appreciated … If you are who you say you are I would like your help…

    Super Duper Man 1776 Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    LOOK UP ODF, OHIO DEFENSE FORCES.

    SODF -SOUTHERN OHIO DEFENSE FORCE
    CODF- CENTRAL OHIO DEFENSE FORCE HAVE COMBINED.

    EMAIL THEM AND HOOK UP.
    THEY TRAIN WITH THE MICHIGAN MILITIA/WOLVEREENS EVERY MONTH.

    WELCOME ABOARD.

    THE MILITIA IN OHIO ISNT HATED, A TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH SOUTHERN OHIO YR’S BACK AND TORE THE PLACE A NEW BUTT HOLE.

    THE MILITIA’S RESPONDED AND PROVIDED SECURITY , LOGISTICS ,MEDICAL AND SUPPLIES FOR VICTEMS AND RECIEVED A GOVERNOR CITATION.

    I JUST DREW A LITTLE TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO MYSELF, I WAS YOUNG AND NIEVE.

    Willfull Endangerment Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks man…I appreciate it… Ex military and want to get involved… We can’t survive on our own… I use to think so but times have changed….

  3. i remember it at the time…felt like nixon had become adolf hitler incarnate…didn’t know what a really criminalized president could be, did we?

    Super Duper Man 1776 Reply:
    November 7th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH NIXON OR THE VIETNAM WAR.

    IT WAS OVER SEVERAL OLD OAK TREES ON A GRASSY KNOLL THE LEFTIST STUDENTS USED TO SIT UNDER AND PREACH THEIR MARXISM.

    THE TREE’S WERE TO BE CUT DOWN TO MAKE WAY FOR A NEW GYMNASIUM.

    WHICH, IF YOU DRIVE BY IT TODAY, IS CLOSED DUE TO LACK OF INTREST !.

    DONT BELIEVE ME, I WAS ONLY THERE.

  4. A very Sad day in American history! Will it happen again?

  5. Concerning Nixon… he was now obviously taken down by the force behind the Left (Students) and the Right (Military) through in part… the CFR… creating tension… guiding the outcome… those who still think as this article seems to… Steve Watson are you listening?… that the events where local in instigation and the 60s paradigm of hard leftist SDS almost in all cases Jewish led … etc. and Nixon right wing dying American Christian culture… should look at the outcome:

    1. A hard leftest movement burrowed into the fed. gov. and into media… the USA’s gov. idea based on Liberty was sidelined… Viet Nam was a lesson and the culture of the 70s which embedded soft socialist ideas as a proper outcome for American governments of all levels… this became mainline.

    2. A whole generation was radicalized in terms of Liberty verses Socialism. In fact Liberty was not discussed unbelievable… it became almost a taboo work… to the point that a Leftist activist friend of mine from the 70s could not really define it in political terms … later in the early 80s.

    3. The “movement,” affected the family so severely that we can hardly recognize it today: divorce has become expected literally with all of the attended state interjection of power into the family’s historically sacred spheres with predictable transfers of power from men to women through the state’s authority. Broken families = welfare which was a horrific fate to anyone in the lower middle classes until the mid 70s then it… became encouraged.

    4. Much higher taxation to take care of all of this to the point that a family of a man and women working today… pays a women’s wages to the state. Self reliance became a passe’ .

    5. With the destruction of the family came the cracking of communities as functioning power and as the core of opposition to the Federal government.

    6. Christianity was brought down with various 60s and 70s “Critique,” movements in part… and the general desire to “Just be man!” Don’t be “judgmental!” That is have morals that required one to act like a mature man or women.

    7. Drug use was normalized in the media and its markets grew gigantically … destroying cultures to the south of the USA and putting drug cartels in power that are controlled by the IMF to pay its loans through NYC banks who wash the drug money.

    8. “Black Communities,” ghettos… were legitimized and the target of the CFR eugenics and made to appose whites right as they had finally achieved their Constitutional rights … their separation was encouraged… except in schools where “education,” or the CFR, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, dumbing down that started near the turn to the 20th century…. was vastly accelerated with 60s “Change Agents,” infiltrating the schools.

    9. Sexuality was made animalistic at its core… and homosexuality encourage literally… and eventually equalized with heterosexuality after the BS first stage of “tolerance,” was dispensed with.

    10. Domestic Violence laws came in under the Marxist feminist banner and the power of a family to keep the state out of the family home was history… for really any reason… as was really the family as a power base against the state.

    On and on.

    The confrontation with the Left… of the 60s was really a youth movement in part a reaction to the World Wars… and their discipline in relation to the economic growth of the 50s in America. It was immature… but led by tribal Jewish Marxists who thought they were changing an America that they had been taught to hate in “red diaper baby” summer camps and in the Talmud… .

    Read: Radical Son.

    Then we get a predictable reaction no doubt… well scripted in advance … of the Reagan Years… where “Neo-Conservative” Jews got together with conservative WASPs at the CFR etc. etc. and turned America towards the Middle East in foreign policy orientation… the Bankers at that point brought down the USSR as easily as they raised it up and started their march to Iran and solidification of world government… through the derivatives, “free market,” WTO gutting of the American economy and its and I fear… historically its Middle Class from all nations of the world… that had been the light of the world.

    The point is that the 60s and 70s were the second American revolution with the 30s bringing in the infrastructure of traitors… to make it happen after the scripted “Second” world war.

    Was it all planned… much of it I suspect yes. But those we face too… ride the wave.

  6. the government is your enemy…never forget

  7. some one needs to hang

  8. Yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah, blah…..now, about the single, most primary witness, where is Terry Norman? Anybody seen him, talked to him? Is he SAIC in the Miami office of the FBI? Is he selling used cars in Pamona California? In spite of all the rhetoric and memory lane crap, and unsubstantiated quotes in this article, somebody just might want to get a quote or two from Terry Norman today. Or is AJ and PP just trying to stir up shite, as usual?

  9. I remember this event well as I was a college student then. “Four Dead in Ohio” sings CSNY and those song words still ring true in my head and not a damn thing has changed in America! Cover ups and covert actions are the way of governing an unruly class of rebels, we Americans!
    I am so glad this shit is coming out and I pray for more of it. All horror stories lead directly to the government! Wake up America and never vote again for a maggot politician! They are all maggots coated with scum!

  10. Kent State, this was just a taste of what was to become of our first amendment. And, what has become. John F. Kennedy was Murdered, Killed by agents of OUR OWN GOVERNMENT.
    This should show you that our lives were changed in 1963. The final nail was the imcomprehensible inclusion of our government to carry out the 9-11 crimes. Which are denied to this time by the OFFICIAL LIE.

    None of us knew this at this time, in 1963, what the final outcome of this tragedy was, but, now we do, or, we should.
    Our government considers OUR OWN NATIVE CITIZENS AS TERRORISTS.

    Obama said it himself, addressing a Hispanic audience. “We must confront the enemy”.
    Obama, considers all of us natural born citizens, THE ENEMY.

    By the way, he just went on another global excursion, costing the US Tax Payers tens of thousands of dollars.

    How’s that for “Hope and Change” ?

    Next time, Don’t pull THE STUPID LEVER.

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