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Friday, January 14, 2022

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: The Governor completed an extensive review of Mr. Sirhan's case and determined that he currently poses an unreasonable threat to public safety. The Governor reached his decision based on several factors, including Mr. Sirhan's refusal to accept responsibility for his crime, lack of insight and accountability required to support his safe release, failure to disclaim violence committed in his name, and failure to mitigate his risk factors. "Mr. Sirhan's assassination of Senator Kennedy is among the most notorious crimes in American history," wrote Governor Newsom in his decision. "After decades in prison, he has failed to address the deficiencies that led him to assassinate Senator Kennedy. Mr. Sirhan lacks the insight that would prevent him from making the same types of dangerous decisions he made in the past."

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He's where he needs to be.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-01-13 05:47 PM | Reply

Thanks, Second Amendment!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-13 05:49 PM | Reply

trumpers are disappointed that they agree with this decision.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-01-13 06:17 PM | Reply

Why wasn't he executed? So much money and time wasted on a worthless individual. He will never be freed. It seems wasteful.

#4 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-01-14 01:00 PM | Reply

Great book on RFK assassination:

The Assassination of Robert F Kennedy: Conspiracy and Coverup

Random House

Co-written by former L.A. FBI Field Office agent (at that time) Bill Turner & investigative reporter Jonn Christian

The autopsy itself evidences Sirhan Sirhan couldn't have killed RFK. Bullets were fired from point blank range from behind. They propose a guy who was first time security guard, Thane Eugene Cesar, fired the fatal bullets into RFK while everyone was distracted by Sirhan's blanks being fired from in front and several feet away.

And more than 8 bullets were found embedded in the kitchen interior and RFK's body.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-01-14 01:05 PM | Reply

It is difficult to muster any feelings of sympathy whatsoever for Sirhan Sirhan. He is a cold blooded murderer who to this day does not acknowledge responsibility for what he did. Zero remorse. Zero acknowledgement. Zero insight.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-01-14 01:37 PM | Reply

By inaction and direct action the FBI/CIA were responsible both Kennedy assassinations. The FBI have never been the organisation depicted by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-01-14 01:42 PM | Reply

Hypnotized Muslims have feelings too.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-01-14 02:19 PM | Reply

Why wasn't he executed?

Democrats tend to be pro life.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-01-14 02:32 PM | Reply

I think he belongs in prison for life for having such a stupid name.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2022-01-14 02:35 PM | Reply

Real smart comment. Whattabout Eberly.

#11 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-01-14 02:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Why wasn't he executed?"

Same reason Charles Manson wasn't:

Sirhan was convicted on April 17, 1969, and was sentenced six days later to death in the gas chamber. Three years later, his sentence was commuted to life in prison, owing to the California Supreme Court's decision in People v. Anderson, which ruled that capital punishment is a violation of the California Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The February 1972 decision was retroactive, invalidating all existing death sentences in California.
en.wikipedia.org

#12 | Posted by jakester at 2022-01-14 03:08 PM | Reply

Dumb decision. Take out the trash. Why crud up the prisons with incorrigibles?

#13 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-01-14 03:17 PM | Reply

#13 -the law.

#14 | Posted by jakester at 2022-01-14 03:20 PM | Reply

Good for leaving him in there. Political assassins are not repairable human beings.

#15 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-01-14 04:27 PM | Reply

What's the Vegas line on Trump pardoning him during his second term to own the libz?

#16 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-01-14 05:11 PM | Reply

Why wasn't he executed?

Because government shouldn't be in the business of murdering people.

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2022-01-14 05:21 PM | Reply

#17 - they aren't. Capital punishment is legal in some states, and therefore according to the definition of murder it can't be murder.
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murder verb
murdered; murdering m'r-d('-)ri
Definition of murder
transitive verb

1: to kill (a human being) unlawfully and with premeditated malice
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Likewise murdering animals is not possible since they are not humans.

#18 | Posted by jakester at 2022-01-14 06:36 PM | Reply

Hiding behind the law doesn't change the morality -- or lack thereof -- of the premeditated killing of a defenseless person.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-01-14 06:41 PM | Reply

Killing prisoners isn't cost effective.

#20 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-01-15 07:48 AM | Reply

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