Looks like Ian MacKaye has another job title to add to his already busy CV. The former Minor Threat and Fugazi vocalist was tapped by investigators to assist in an investigation of the Kent State shootings of 1970.
On May 4th, 1970, national guardsmen opened fire on a group of student professors, killing four students and leaving nine others wounded, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. The students were protesting Richard Nixon's invasion of Cambodia. Many young people, including college students and teachers, were concerned about being drafted to fight in a war that they strongly opposed.
According to the Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal, Ian was involved in enhancing an audio recording of the original event that aimed to shed some light on why the tragedy occurs and who was responsible for processing a 37 year old recording for investigators.
Presented with the new enhanced recording, wounded former student Joseph Lewis said the voice on the recording sounded to him like an order to fire.
This has huge significance for me, because it corroborates that this event was a conspiracy to stop dissent in America.'