While some members of the political dynasty, the Kennedy family, support the proposed parole of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, his widow has come out firmly against Sirhan Sirhan’s release from prison.
“Bobby believed that we should work to ‘tame human savagery and calm the lives of the world,’” 93-year-old Ethel Kennedy said in a statement. “He wanted to end the war in Vietnam and bring people together to build a better, stronger country. More than anything, he wanted to be a good father and loving husband.”
“Our family and our country suffered an unspeakable loss due to the inhumanity of one man. We believe in the gentleness that spared his life, but in taming his act of violence, he should not have the opportunity to terrorize again. He should not be paroled,” Ethel Kennedy said.
Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Kennedy, a New York senator who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in June 1968.
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