A Republican Party official in Michigan issued a call for murdering college protesters following the demonstrations at the University of California, Berkeley. Dan Adamini, former chair and current secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party called for “another Kent State” in the wake of the protests.
In 1970, Members of the Ohio National Guard fired on unarmed Kent State University students protesting the U.S. incursion into Cambodia. Guardsmen killed four students and wounded nine, including one who suffered permanent paralysis. 67 rounds were fired in 13 seconds.
I’m thinking another Kent State might be the only solution protest stopped after only one death,” Adamini wrote on Facebook Thursday. “They do it because they know there are no consequences yet.”
Jason Chapman, chair of the Marquette County Democratic Party, said he was shocked by Adamini’s post.
It’s highly irresponsible for an officer of the Marquette County Republican Party to suggest that authorities kill anyone,” he said.
The Mining Journal reports:
Chapman said he first saw the post on Facebook, and then took to Twitter to verify Adamini’s position.
“I thought, ‘Well, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt,’ but then I looked on Twitter and it was pretty apparent to me he meant what he said in plain English,” Chapman said. “It’s not a matter to joke about. It would be a disastrous result.”
Adamini called it a poorly worded statement and said he’s deactivated his personal Facebook account due to all of the hateful messages he’s received.
No one is buying this:
Taking a lot of heat for a very poorly worded tweet yesterday. Sorry folks, the intent was to try to stop the violence, not encourage more
— Dan Adamini (@DanAdamini) February 3, 2017
After issuing what amounts to a death threat, he’s now blaming the “tolerant left” for the backlash.
About to go on the air, lots of hate coming from the tolerant left
— Dan Adamini (@DanAdamini) February 4, 2017
The students were protesting against Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos speaking there.
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