Jane Fonda’s Mug Shot…and Fifty Years Later.

by Chris Murray on November 2, 2020
Jane Fonda’s Mug Shot, Cleveland, Ohio, November 3rd, 1970.

I have a print of Jane Fonda’s mug shot and noticed the photo was taken 50 years ago tomorrow. Time passes quickly. Fonda was crossing the border from Canada where she had begun a speaking tour about the Vietnam War. The Cleveland police told Fonda they were getting their orders from the White House. Tricky Dick. They confiscated her vitamins, suggesting they were drugs. The charges were later dropped when they tested the so-called drugs…they were indeed vitamins.

Fonda is speaking at Kent State University tonight to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the killing of four students and the injury of nine on May 4th, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd that had gathered to protest the war in Vietnam.

Chris Murray with Jane Fonda, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C. February 2020. Photo by Carlotta Hester.

I attended several Fire Drill Fridays organized by Fonda at the U.S. Capitol this past winter, with talks and seminars to raise awareness regarding climate change and related environmental issues. The Financial Times just this past weekend had a feature story by Leslie Hook on how climate change is exacerbating the spread of viruses.

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