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Newly-Enhanced Audio Tape May Reveal Order to Fire on Kent State Students
Former Student Who Was Shot Calling for Investigation
by WKSU's KAREN SCHAEFER


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A former student who was shot when National Guard troops opened fire on anti-war protestors at Kent State University nearly four decades ago today released an audio recording he says reveals an order to open fire. Alan Canfora says he's not asking for retribution, but he does want the state and federal government to investigate. WKSU's Karen Schaefer spoke with Jerry Lewis, an emeritus professor of sociology who has taught and written extensively on the Kent State shootings and was also an eyewitness. He describes what he saw that day:
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Alan Canfora was one of nine students who were injured during the Kent State shootings 37 years ago.  He says a newly-enhanced audio tape proves that an order to fire was given.
Alan's sister Chick Canfora was also an eyewitness to the shootings.  She tears up as she listens to her brother describe the events of May 4, 1970.

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