Bibliographic List of Sources:
Kennedy, Robert F. “On The Mindless Menace of Violence, 5 April 1968.” Past Events, The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. https://s3.amazonaws.com/cityclub/production/pc/podcasts/01_Mindless_Menace_of_Violence.m4a?1459790854. [=A]
Kennedy, Robert F. “The Mindless Menace of Violence, 5 April 1968.” Transcript. Robert F. Kennedy Speeches. American Rhetoric. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/rfkclevelandcityclub.htm. [=B]
Kennedy, Robert F. “F-3110.” Video Copy. Historic Films Archive. http://www.historicfilms.com/tapes/9405 [=C]
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1 Ladies and gentlemen, I speak to you under different circumstances than I had intended to just twenty-four hours ago. But C: blank tape A
6 some who accuse B: some accuse A