For background about the Explosions at the Law Enforcement Center and the Mankato Armory Reserve, read the following sections in Out of Chaos:
1. Inella Burns (pp. 54-57)
2. Curt Fisher (pp. 77-78)
3. David Phelps (pp. 106-119)
4. Larry Spencer (pp. 151-157)
A. Read the above article from the May 10, 1972 issue of the Daily Reporter.
B. This explosion caused $250,000 worth of damages. $1.00 in 1972 is the equivalent of about $5.87 now in 2017.
C. Why do you think the Law Enforcement Center and Armory Reserve were targeted as opposed to other buildings?
D. Is it ever acceptable for violence to be a part of protesting? Why or why not?
E. Read the August 25 1970 New York Times article.