“I was in my thirties when I learned that Meredith Hunter, the fellow who’d been stabbed to death, had been black, and certainly no innocent, peaceful hippie.
“That’s an inconvenient detail normally race-obsessed Baby Boomers skim over when they can.
“Meredith had also (and here perceptions differ) pulled a gun, prompting an Angel or Angels to kill him in “self-defense” (although “multiple stab wounds” normally aren’t helpful in winning such cases…)”
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KSAN did a four-hour broadcast about the concert the next day, “crowdsourcing” opinion on what happened at a time when talking back to the media/celebrities — and media folks doing post-mortems on their own complicity — was less commonplace or possible to do as it is now.
An invaluable document of the time: