“The decision by the two-member panel doesn’t assure his release.”
Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot and killed Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, has just been granted parole in California.
In a post about this earlier this week, I asked, if Lee Harvey Oswald was alive today would he be eligible for parole too?
There are still steps to be taken before Sirhan is actually released, but at this point it looks as though it’s going to happen.
Louis Casiano reports at FOX News:
Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan granted parole by California board
Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, was granted parole by a California board Friday after spending more than 50 years in prison after two of his sons said they support his release, a decision that still needs to be approved by the governor.
Sirhan gunned down Kennedy, then a Democratic U.S. Senator from New York and brother of President John F. Kennedy, in 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after Kennedy delivered a victory speech in the pivotal California primary. Sirhan was convicted of first-degree murder.
Sirhan, a Christian Palestinian from Jordan, has said he was angry at Kennedy for his support of Israel.
This was his 16th appearance before the parole board.
“I would never put myself in jeopardy again,” he told the parole board from a San Diego County prison where he appeared for the virtual proceeding. “You have my pledge. I will always look to safety and peace and non-violence.”
The decision by the two-member panel doesn’t assure his release. It will next go up for a board review and requires approval from California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Please read and share statement from my family regarding today’s recommendation of parole for Sirhan Sirhan. pic.twitter.com/60klc1fHxU
— Rory Kennedy (@roryekennedy) August 28, 2021
How crazy is this decision? Even the far left law professor Laurence Tribe disagrees with the idea.
I fail to see why Bobby Kennedy’s assassin should ever be released from prison. Even at 77, he could be a threat. And the enduring harm he inflicted was incalculable. But for his vicious act, the rest of U.S. history would’ve been different. https://t.co/QevhN39Bsq
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 26, 2021
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