Investigations: The Jackson-Kent Killings

Richard Nixon originally appointed the Scranton commission because of the bloodshed at Jackson State and Kent State universities. Having reported first on the general tensions between students and society, the group has now turned to specific cases. The last two reports it has released leave no ground for charges of being "imprecise" or "equivocal." Instead, they come down hard on Mississippi policemen and strongly criticize the Ohio National Guard for their indiscriminate firing at students last spring.

At Jackson State, the commission concluded, "racial animosity on the part of white police officers was a substantial contributing factor in the deaths...

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