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RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 27, 2021 05:44PM
Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy at a Los Angeles hotel more than 50 years ago, was recommended for release by a California parole board Friday, the first step toward making him a free man.

The move sparks a 90-day review period by parole staff and the eventual release of the 77-year-old can be blocked by the governor of California

The board granted his release Friday, in part, after receiving letters of support from two members of the slain senator's family, including his son, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The release also came without opposition from Los Angeles County prosecutors, who are barred from fighting release at parole hearings under a policy enacted by Dist. Atty. George Gascón.



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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: hal
Date: August 27, 2021 05:59PM
I'm ok with this...
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: August 27, 2021 06:57PM
Unlikely that the governor will OK the release. I remember seeing the aftermath on television.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 27, 2021 07:07PM
Subject line is more than a little misleading. "Recommended for parole" and "granted parole" are two very different things.



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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 27, 2021 08:10PM
Bobby couilda/woulda/shoulda saved us from "Tricky" Dick Nixon....

No clue what Gavin's gonna do, but he was barely a few months old when Sirhan ruined the world, so doubtful he has any vivid memories of that fateful event.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 27, 2021 08:28PM
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Buzz
No clue what Gavin's gonna do, but he was barely a few months old when Sirhan ruined the world, so doubtful he has any vivid memories of that fateful event.
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If he thinks it will get him an extra vote, he will probably deny. He is a politician, first and foremost.



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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 27, 2021 08:30PM
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Buzz
Bobby couilda/woulda/shoulda saved us from "Tricky" Dick Nixon....

No clue what Gavin's gonna do, but he was barely a few months old when Sirhan ruined the world, so doubtful he has any vivid memories of that fateful event.
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90 days, so what he might do - if he's still governor - could well be determined by the margin by which he stays in office. If it's razor thin SS will probably die in prison, should he beat back the recall or exceed expectations SS could still die in prison but probably won't.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 27, 2021 09:41PM
Doesn't much matter whether he stays or gets out. He'll still be the responsibility of us taxpayers for whatever remains of his worthless life. Hopefully, if he does get out, he'll leave the far southwest corner…

Sorry, this mutt killed a good man.
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RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan RECOMMEDED for parole
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 28, 2021 02:20AM
I remember seeing the aftermath on television.


As do I.

I'm not ok with this.





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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 28, 2021 09:22AM
I'm pretty sure he won't shoot RFK again even if he gets out.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 28, 2021 11:36AM
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Acer
I'm pretty sure he won't shoot RFK again even if he gets out.

You do realize that sentence can be used to support either side of this debate, right?



It is what it is.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 28, 2021 12:34PM
RFK's assassination devastated my young heart even more so than MLK but I do think I can let it go now. maybe. maybe not...



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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: August 28, 2021 02:23PM
When Sirhan killed RFK, he gave up his right to life. Upon lawful conviction in a court of law, his life is subject to what the people of California decide. He has no fundamental right to get out of prison. If he is released, it would be an act of mercy. The argument as to whether he is no longer a danger to the public strikes me as irrelevant -- if we think he is still a danger, we would not release him in any case, but if he is not a danger (a probability anyway) we have no obligation to release him.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 28, 2021 06:21PM
What boggles my mind is that Kennedy's son isn't sure that Sirhan did it.



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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 28, 2021 07:22PM
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Ombligo
What boggles my mind is that Kennedy's son isn't sure that Sirhan did it.

Isn't he the same son who is an anti-vaxxer?



It is what it is.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 28, 2021 09:50PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Ombligo
What boggles my mind is that Kennedy's son isn't sure that Sirhan did it.

Isn't he the same son who is an anti-vaxxer?

Yeah, which son?
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan RECOMMEDED for parole
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 28, 2021 10:22PM
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RAMd®d
I remember seeing the aftermath on television.


As do I.

I'm not ok with this.

‘No longer a threat to the public’.

My gut reaction, which I’m inclined to go with, is that the murder he committed harmed this country in a way that has had an incredible ripple effect through to this very day. With that ongoing harm, I see no service to justice in allowing him parole.



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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 28, 2021 10:28PM
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vision63
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Ombligo
What boggles my mind is that Kennedy's son isn't sure that Sirhan did it.

Isn't he the same son who is an anti-vaxxer?

Yeah, which son?

Another sibling, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-violence advocate, wrote a letter supporting Sirhan’s parole.
Yeah, he's the anti-vax loonie.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 29, 2021 03:31AM
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vision63
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Ombligo
What boggles my mind is that Kennedy's son isn't sure that Sirhan did it.

Isn't he the same son who is an anti-vaxxer?

Yeah, which son?

RFK Jr, I believe.



It is what it is.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Janit
Date: August 29, 2021 10:58AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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vision63
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Ombligo
What boggles my mind is that Kennedy's son isn't sure that Sirhan did it.

Isn't he the same son who is an anti-vaxxer?

Yeah, which son?

RFK Jr, I believe.

Yes. Not the man his father was.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 30, 2021 12:38PM
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Ca Bob
Unlikely that the governor will OK the release. I remember seeing the aftermath on television.

Especially with recall coming up. I don’t see parol.
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Re: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 30, 2021 01:14PM
Unless he's deported, w/ or w/o parole he'll still be on our payroll....

Vote for immediate reinstatement of special circumstance death penalty just for him, to put a fitting end to this horrible chapter in our country's history.
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