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Sirhan Sirhan denied parole board in Robert F. Kennedy killing
bostonherald.com ^ | 03/02/2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/02/2011 7:29:08 PM PST by massmike

A California parole board has denied parole for Robert F. Kennedy’s convicted assassin, Sirhan Sirhan.

The decision came Wednesday after a hearing before a California parole board at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kennedyfamily; rfk; sirhansirhan

Sirhan Sirhan - 2009 photo

1 posted on 03/02/2011 7:29:14 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

death penalty would have been more humane.


2 posted on 03/02/2011 7:30:32 PM PST by rovenstinez (.)
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To: rovenstinez

....and cheaper!


3 posted on 03/02/2011 7:31:09 PM PST by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: massmike

Interesting to note that the killer of RFK was a radical Palestinian as well, the same kind issue as to why I am so incredibly in awe at how some politicians consider simple dissenting citizens a bigger problem than those who are radical, as well as sick jokers like bin Laden.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 7:31:45 PM PST by Morpheus2009 (I pity the fool - Mr. T)
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To: rovenstinez

Send him to Gitmo!


5 posted on 03/02/2011 7:32:03 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: massmike

ANd nobody thinks it’s a scandal that such killer comes for pa1ole. Pal, that’s the role of the system!


6 posted on 03/02/2011 7:33:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: massmike

He made the mistake of killing one of the elite class, if he would have killed Earl Kennedy the sanitation worker he would have been out in five year. I’m not advocating he be released, but just noting that some lives are considered to be worth more by the legal system than others.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 7:34:11 PM PST by apillar
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To: massmike

Bill Ayers: That’s not the Sirhan Sirhan dedication I knew

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/18/bill-ayers-thats-not-the-sirhan-sirhan-dedication-i-knew/


8 posted on 03/02/2011 7:34:56 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: massmike

Kinda surprised he hasn’t done what Manson did last week, write a letter to oblunder asking for a presidential pardon.


9 posted on 03/02/2011 7:35:39 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: massmike

Coroner Thomas Naguchi determined the fatal shot came from the rear of RFK, but witnesses stated Sirhan was at all times in front of RFK. RFK’s bodyguard was Thane Caesar, who lied to the LAPD about his ownership of a gun that matched the caliber of the fatal bullet, and the clip-on tie that RFK grabbed and held as he fell to the floor was Caesar’s.


10 posted on 03/02/2011 7:39:07 PM PST by research99
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To: massmike

And yet, the asshat nutcase that shot President Reagan for no good reason (I mean, he wasn’t even a TERRORIST or anything *SMIRK*) is allowed ‘free for all’ family visits and long weekends away from prison...

Some animals ARE more equal than others! *SPIT*


11 posted on 03/02/2011 7:41:58 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: massmike
Every time this guy is denied parole I am reminded of Dennis Miller's take on the subject in the late 80s or 90s:

"Sirhan Sirhan remarked after a failure to get parole that “If Robert Kennedy had been alive, HE’D have made sure the parole went through”. Of all the dumb luck–he had to shoot the ONE GUY who’d have been on his side."

12 posted on 03/02/2011 7:49:07 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Revolting cat!
If he'd murdered a liquor store clerk, he'd have been out 20 years ago. Why are politicians more important in this once free land?
13 posted on 03/02/2011 7:50:59 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Morpheus2009

http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/2378
Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan & 9/11: foreknowledge of an attack?

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According to the former prison guard at Corcoran, Sirhan Sihan, did something in the months before 9/11 he had not done at any other time during his decades of incarceration – he ordered a television set for his cell. Interestingly, he showed no interest in watching television, only to occasionally check to make sure that the TV worked.

Then, on September 10, 2001, Sirhan Sirhan did something else he had not done before – he shaved his head. Although he was always a “clean cut” inmate according to this prison guard, he had never shaved his head. According to the prison guard, inmates in California often shave their heads immediately before their gangs go to war against other factions to show their solidarity and support.

Then, on the morning of 9/11 Sirhan was up early in his cell watching his TV for the first time when the news broke about the planes hitting the World Trade Center. In some manner, it is obvious that Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, 33 years after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and a guest of the California prison system, had advance knowledge of the events of September 11, 2001.

A great number of questions remain, from the events of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy to the events of 9/11. Based on the information from one prison guard, who was advised not to talk about the actions of Sirhan Sirhan or the FBI’s extensive questioning of the prisoner beginning on September 12, 2001 and lasting for 3 weeks, it appears that a California prisoner who changed the course of history has at least some of the answers.

Why isn’t there anyone in government asking the questions?


14 posted on 03/02/2011 7:53:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Kennedy did die, you might recall and Reagan did not.
15 posted on 03/02/2011 7:54:25 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: research99

yes, that’s very convincing “evidence”. yawn


16 posted on 03/02/2011 7:55:08 PM PST by RDAardvark (impeach the long-legged mack daddy!)
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To: massmike

Our tax dollars at work.


17 posted on 03/02/2011 7:57:39 PM PST by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: research99

Sirhan claims he has no memory of the killing.

Hence,no remorse.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 7:59:18 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Michael.SF.

Oh, for Pete’s Sake...attempted murder on a Republican is STILL OK in your book?

Shall I site President Lincoln’s ASSASSINATION, instead? I was trying to keep it somewhat current for the children lurking...


19 posted on 03/02/2011 8:00:14 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: RDAardvark

Reagan’s shooter, John Hinckley, was a member of the American Nazi party in 1979.


20 posted on 03/02/2011 8:00:53 PM PST by research99
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To: Michael.SF.

Kennedy did die, you might recall and Reagan did not. ____________________________________________

Weren’t the intentions the same?


21 posted on 03/02/2011 8:06:10 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Some animals ARE more equal than others! *SPIT*”

You failed to take into account party affiliation of the shootee.


22 posted on 03/02/2011 8:41:50 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Kennedy did die, you might recall and Reagan did not.”

Reagan was the U.S. President, you might recall, and Kennedy was not.


23 posted on 03/02/2011 8:47:30 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; o-n-money; Rembrandt
The difference is "murder" vs. "attempted murder".

One is a lesser charge thus would have a lesser penalty.

As for this comment specifically:

Oh, for Pete’s Sake...attempted murder on a Republican is STILL OK in your book?

Words fail me as how that assumption can be made by any logically thinking person.

24 posted on 03/02/2011 9:04:43 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Another way to look at it is that someone who wanted Reagan dead was found to be insane, and someone who wanted a Kennedy dead wasn’t. I’ll leave any conclusions from those facts as an exercise for the reader . . . .


25 posted on 03/02/2011 9:08:01 PM PST by Hunton Peck (The second rule of leftism: When caught lying, lie louder.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“The difference is “murder” vs. “attempted murder”.
One is a lesser charge thus would have a lesser penalty.”

One can make a death threat against Joe Blow with a few consequences. A death threat against a sitting President is a Federal Offense. Shooting RFK and shooting the President are not the same thing.


26 posted on 03/02/2011 9:37:39 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Why isn’t there anyone in government asking the questions?

"...who was advised not to talk about the actions of Sirhan Sirhan or the FBI’s extensive questioning of the prisoner beginning on September 12, 2001 and lasting for 3 weeks ..."

Maybe they asked them all already?

27 posted on 03/02/2011 9:46:23 PM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Rembrandt
Shooting RFK and shooting the President are not the same thing.

Neither is: Killing RFK and shooting the President.

28 posted on 03/02/2011 10:04:26 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Maybe he should have been sent to Club Gitmo where they could question him in a more persuasive way.


29 posted on 03/03/2011 7:26:57 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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