Skip to comments.Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughter’s drugged driving trial
Posted on 02/24/2014 7:42:36 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
A frail Ethel Kennedy showed up at the Westchester County courthouse this morning to support her daughter Kerry Kennedy on the first day of her trial on drugged driving charges.
Ethel Kennedy, the 85-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was in a wheelchair and accompanied by an unidentified man and woman when she entered the courtroom shortly after 9 a.m.
Kerry Kennedy had hoped to avoid a trial, but her bid to have the case tossed failed last week after a judge denied her motion to have the case dropped because she supposedly took a sleeping pill by accident.
Meanwhile, Robert F. Bobby Kennedy Jr., 60, asked for compassion for his misunderstood sister, a lawyer and professional human-rights activist.
Kerrys been instrumental in freeing political prisoners and dissidents from around the globe from imprisonment and torture, Bobby told The Posts Andrea Peyser.
He argued that political agitators all over the world could be locked up and tortured if his sister is convicted in Westchester County for being hell on wheels.
Africans might be tormented or killed for being gay, he claimed.
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A frail Ethel Kennedy (left) attended daughter Kerrys drugged driving trial Monday.
“Professional human rights activist”? I didn’t know that was a job. (And I’m sure that the gays in Africa won’t miss her at all.)
They really haven’t aged well, have they?
***...but her bid to have the case tossed failed last week after a judge denied her motion...***
The Kennedy name doesn’t have the kind of muscle it did like back in the good old Chappaquiddick days.
Ethel, I hate to tell you, but your daughter’s efforts aren’t really as monumentally important or effective as you believe.
The whole inbred clan is nuts.
Thousands of black babies might see the light of day if Kerry is locked up!
To be honest, Kerry Kennedy isn’t even a first-tier Kennedy. How many people knew she existed before this trial?
Wow, I learn something new every day, Kerry Kennedy has been saving people in Africa from death and torture. I did not realize she had that much influence with the African legal system.
And I say that as a Californian.
You’re right, this is pathetic. The only reason mother Ethel is there is to gather sympathy from the jury.
Must be something in the water...
Ethel kind of looks like Phil Spector on a bad hair day.
lol! We have jerry brown! Again!
Are you sure that’s not Bruce Dern on the left?
Wasn’t she married to Governor Cujo from New York?
The sense of arrogance and entitlement is astounding with these people.
Even if RFK Jr is right, that his sister has done all this great humanitarian work, that has no bearing on these charges of her driving while impaired.
Why exactly is it important to bring up these other things she is involved in? What am I missing?
My conclusion is that we’re supposed to think the Kennedys are special and exempt from the laws and regulations which little people have to follow. I don’t buy it, RFK Jr.
Hold on, a KENNEDY has to go to trial? Come on. Did she leave a woman to die in a lake or something????
Your conclusion is correct. The Kennedy family believes that it is royalty.
Nope. Stuff like that keeps Kennedys OUT of court.
Hell, the Kennedy clan practically invented drunk and drugged driving.
Good God, could you imagine having to sit through a court session, hearing Bobby Jr. whine for an hour in that "Pat"-like voice of his?
Beats me. And that is my point - Most people are scratching their heads and asking, “WHO is she?”
“”because she supposedly took a sleeping pill by accident.””
It worked for one of her brothers, didn’t it?
“”””and will be represented by two prominent lawyers: Gerald B. Lefcourt, who has defended clients like the Black Panthers and Abbie Hoffman; and William I. Aronwald, a former prosecutor of Mafia crimes who defended the Scarsdale teacher Carolyn Warmus in the so-called Fatal Attraction murder of her lovers wife.””””
That’s a lot of high powered legal representation for an accidental dose of a sleeping aid...
A bit of overkill.
They also might be killed for being anything other than a Muslim, wrong tribe, etc.
If the Windsor Family did to society what this family did England would not have a Royal Family.
Good Lord. RKJ acts like his sister is being considered for the chair. What is the worst that could happen? A fine and MAYBE 30 days in jail. Lord he is definitely overdoing it.
That is the Kennedy Way.
“We cannot be punished! We are too important...to the WORLD!”
Ethel is having a bad hair day. When my hair looks like that I put on a hat..but I am younger than her by a couple of years..
In the cases of wishes for anonimity by the rich, the famous and the frail, there are beauticians that come to a client's house, too.
Why go to trial? Plead no contest, pay the fine, then shut the he!! up and go away. How hard is that?
Going for the sympathy vote? Mo need to worry. Most kennedy folks WILL walk.
Yes, after all, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, etc. are all myths.
Robert should shut up before the judge dies of laughter.
Talk about being a “helicopter parent”. How old is her daughter?? 45??
Many in the general public in the United States could be killed if they don’t get another drunk/drugged Kennedy off the streets!
Yes, she was married to boy andy. I believe that POS is behind this. Such drama for her swiping a tracker trailer because she is a Kennedy. This is overkill.
Do the Kennedy women do anything but show up for family criminal trials?
He argued that political agitators all over the world could be locked up...
That’s not necessarily a bad idea, in our country the whole democrat party and the ‘chosen one’ could end up in jail.
She stayed away?
So because gay Africans might be harassed by this conviction we should let another Kennedy skate away? Bull Shiite!
Just take the plea and hire a chauffeur for Pete’s sake
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