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Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughter’s drugged driving trial
NY Post ^ | 2-24-14 | Laurel Babcock and Bob Fredericks

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.

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Meanwhile, Robert F. “Bobby’’ Kennedy Jr., 60, asked for compassion for his misunderstood sister, a lawyer and professional human-rights activist.

“Kerry’s been instrumental in freeing political prisoners and dissidents from around the globe from imprisonment and torture,” Bobby told The Post’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; drugs; dui; ethelkennedy; kennedy; kennedyfamily; kerrykennedy; trial
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A frail Ethel Kennedy (left) attended daughter Kerry’s drugged driving trial Monday.

1 posted on 02/24/2014 7:42:36 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“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.)


2 posted on 02/24/2014 7:44:03 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They really haven’t aged well, have they?


3 posted on 02/24/2014 7:45:27 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pathetic.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 7:46:07 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: basil
The cursed seed of old Joe...
5 posted on 02/24/2014 7:47:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

***...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.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 7:47:57 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ethel, I hate to tell you, but your daughter’s efforts aren’t really as monumentally important or effective as you believe.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 7:48:44 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The whole inbred clan is nuts.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 7:49:48 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thousands of black babies might see the light of day if Kerry is locked up!


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:50:08 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: MichaelCorleone
The Kennedy name doesn’t have the kind of muscle it did like back in the good old Chappaquiddick days.

Winner!

10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:50:16 AM PST by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: MichaelCorleone

To be honest, Kerry Kennedy isn’t even a first-tier Kennedy. How many people knew she existed before this trial?


11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:50:21 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:50:33 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: afraidfortherepublic
You Massachusettsians have a lot of 'splainin' to do. How you continue to tolerate these pathetic people is beyond me.

And I say that as a Californian.

13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:52:19 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: trisham

You’re right, this is pathetic. The only reason mother Ethel is there is to gather sympathy from the jury.


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:53:34 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: Texas Eagle

Must be something in the water...


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:53:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ethel kind of looks like Phil Spector on a bad hair day.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:54:14 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: freedom1st

Exactly right.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:54:18 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Texas Eagle

lol! We have jerry brown! Again!


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:55:52 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Are you sure that’s not Bruce Dern on the left?


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:04 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Wasn’t she married to Governor Cujo from New York?


20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:21 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: trisham

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.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:50 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hold on, a KENNEDY has to go to trial? Come on. Did she leave a woman to die in a lake or something????


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:55 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Your conclusion is correct. The Kennedy family believes that it is royalty.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 8:00:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Did she leave a woman to die in a lake or something????

Nope. Stuff like that keeps Kennedys OUT of court.

24 posted on 02/24/2014 8:02:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hell, the Kennedy clan practically invented drunk and drugged driving.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 8:02:30 AM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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26 posted on 02/24/2014 8:04:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Meanwhile, Robert F. “Bobby’’ Kennedy Jr., 60, asked for compassion for his misunderstood sister

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?

27 posted on 02/24/2014 8:05:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Beats me. And that is my point - Most people are scratching their heads and asking, “WHO is she?”


28 posted on 02/24/2014 8:05:58 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“”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 lover’s wife.””””

That’s a lot of high powered legal representation for an accidental dose of a sleeping aid...


29 posted on 02/24/2014 8:07:01 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

A bit of overkill.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 8:08:12 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Africans might be tormented or killed for being gay, he claimed.

They also might be killed for being anything other than a Muslim, wrong tribe, etc.

31 posted on 02/24/2014 8:12:01 AM PST by csvset
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To: csvset
The Kennedy's if they are America's Royal Family what a joke.

If the Windsor Family did to society what this family did England would not have a Royal Family.

32 posted on 02/24/2014 8:17:33 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 8:21:00 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

That is the Kennedy Way.

“We cannot be punished! We are too important...to the WORLD!”


34 posted on 02/24/2014 8:23:55 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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..


35 posted on 02/24/2014 8:25:46 AM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Looks like neither one can afford a proper hair cut, set and comb-out.

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.

Leni

36 posted on 02/24/2014 8:27:20 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Dilbert San Diego
character witnesses/letters are part of many trials. The law will always be somewhat subjective nomatter what.
37 posted on 02/24/2014 8:28:04 AM PST by varyouga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why go to trial? Plead no contest, pay the fine, then shut the he!! up and go away. How hard is that?


38 posted on 02/24/2014 8:33:55 AM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Going for the sympathy vote? Mo need to worry. Most kennedy folks WILL walk.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 8:35:05 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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.

Yes, after all, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, etc. are all myths.

Robert should shut up before the judge dies of laughter.

40 posted on 02/24/2014 8:37:49 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Talk about being a “helicopter parent”. How old is her daughter?? 45??


41 posted on 02/24/2014 8:41:19 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Many in the general public in the United States could be killed if they don’t get another drunk/drugged Kennedy off the streets!


42 posted on 02/24/2014 8:49:45 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Patriot Babe

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.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 8:57:02 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do the Kennedy women do anything but show up for family criminal trials?


44 posted on 02/24/2014 8:57:18 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He argued that political agitators all over the world could be locked up...
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That’s not necessarily a bad idea, in our country the whole democrat party and the ‘chosen one’ could end up in jail.


45 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:36 AM PST by RetSignman
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To: Maine Mariner
Kerry Kennedy has been saving people in Africa from death and torture.

She stayed away?

46 posted on 02/24/2014 9:06:52 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Very good


47 posted on 02/24/2014 9:11:47 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So because gay Africans might be harassed by this conviction we should let another Kennedy skate away? Bull Shiite!


48 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:39 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Just take the plea and hire a chauffeur for Pete’s sake


49 posted on 02/24/2014 10:02:00 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Must be something in the water...


50 posted on 02/24/2014 10:07:53 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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