(UnitedVoice.com) – On June 6, 1968, Sirhan B. Sirhan assassinated former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles, California. The murder shocked a nation still mourning the assassination of RFK’s brother, President John F. Kennedy. Sirhan is now up for parole and a liberal district attorney backed by billionaire George Soros has refused to oppose his release.
On August 27, Sirhan, 77, went before the parole board for the 16th time. However, unlike the 15 prior times, there wasn’t a prosecutor there to oppose his release. Leftist Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón decided he would stay neutral. The newly-elected DA doesn’t think he needs to be there.
Alex Bastian, an adviser to Gascón, spoke to the New York Post about the decision. “The role of a prosecutor and their access to information ends at sentencing,” he said.
The possibility of Sirhan’s release has angered many. Legal scholar Laurence Tribe said he could still be a threat.
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
The convicted murderer went before a two-person panel that recommended him for parole. The Parole Board added its recommendation and now it goes to the governor, who will ultimately decide Sirhan’s fate.
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