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Urban Outfitters Selling Bloodstained Kent State Sweatshirt

Whether real or manufactured, the end result is just sick.
Urban Outfitters Selling Bloodstained Kent State Sweatshirt

If this is a joke it's not funny. And if it's not a joke, it's still not funny, and it's just sick.

This was an actual listing on Urban Outfitters, though the website now says it's "sold out".

Why would anyone think it's just fine to sell a blood-stained sweatshirt from Kent State? Here's a reminder of why that's a sick thing to do:

Shortly before noon, General Canterbury made the decision to order the demonstrators to disperse. A Kent State police officer standing by the Guard made an announcement using a bullhorn. When this had no effect, the officer was placed in a jeep along with several Guardsmen and driven across the Commons to tell the protestors that the rally was banned and that they must disperse. This was met with angry shouting and rocks, and the jeep retreated. Canterbury then ordered his men to load and lock their weapons, tear gas canisters were fired into the crowd around the Victory Bell, and the Guard began to march across the Commons to disperse the rally. The protestors moved up a steep hill, known as Blanket Hill, and then down the other side of the hill onto the Prentice Hall parking lot as well as an adjoining practice football field. Most of the Guardsmen followed the students directly and soon found themselves somewhat trapped on the practice football field because it was surrounded by a fence. Yelling and rock throwing reached a peak as the Guard remained on the field for about ten minutes. Several Guardsmen could be seen huddling together, and some Guardsmen knelt and pointed their guns, but no weapons were shot at this time. The Guard then began retracing their steps from the practice football field back up Blanket Hill. As they arrived at the top of the hill, twenty-eight of the more than seventy Guardsmen turned suddenly and fired their rifles and pistols. Many guardsmen fired into the air or the ground. However, a small portion fired directly into the crowd. Altogether between 61 and 67 shots were fired in a 13 second period.


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Four students died. Four kids the same age as my daughter, who heads back to school this week. Four kids exercising their right to free speech and war protests.

WTF, Urban Outfitters?

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