Published May 3, 2006
Boardman Police Chief Jeffery Patterson+
xc3xa2xe2x82xacxc5x93In retrospect the tragedy of May 4, 1970 should not have occurredxc3xa2xe2x82xacxc2xa6We deeply regret those events and are profoundly saddened by the deaths of four students and wounding of nine others which resulted.xc3xa2xe2x82xacxc2x9d
Among the 28 signatories is James A. Rhodes, then Ohioxc3xa2xe2x82xacxe2x84xa2s governor. The other signers are officers and guardsmen of the Ohio National Guard, who fired on a group of war protesters and bystanders at Kent State University on May 4, 1970.
The statement accompanied a $675,000 out-of-court settlement of a civil lawsuit xc3xa2xe2x82xacxe2x80x9d compensation for the injured students and the families of the dead. At the time, it was a large settlement, says Sindell, who represented 12 of the 13 victims in state and federal litigation. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union represented the family of the fourth slain student...
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