Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Crime



We will never weaponize the law against political opponents

A Kennedy administration will respect American citizens and stop treating them like suspects and schoolchildren. We will stop manipulating the public with propaganda and targeted leaks. We will never weaponize the law against political opponents, nor hold our own officials above the law. We will return the intelligence agencies to their proper role as protectors not violators of liberty.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website kennedy24.com , Aug 9, 2023

Release Sirhan Sirhan; doesn't believe he shot RFK

He believes Sirhan Sirhan, the 79-year-old man serving a life sentence for killing his father, ought to be released, whether or not he's guilty as a "frail old man who has no memory of what happened that day". For the record, though, Kennedy also doesn't believe Sirhan fired the fatal shot as the court found. Kennedy says that his view is based with interviews with all those involved and on ballistic evidence. Others reject it as yet another conspiracy theory.
Source: Newsweek on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jul 20, 2023

JFK assassination and coverup with CIA involvement

Q: When you were a small child, your uncle, the President, was murdered in full view of the world. Five years later, your own father was murdered in full view of the world. Later, you came to see both of those assassinations as conspiracies with the C.I.A. behind them. I want to know why you believe that when most do not?

KENNEDY: Are you saying that most Americans do not believe President Kennedy's assassination was a conspiracy?

Q: I want to know why you believe it?

KENNEDY: I don't think anybody who has looked at my uncle's murder seriously believes that the Warren Commission was correct. The C.I.A. was involved--not only in the original conspiracy but in the 60-year coverup--and continues to maintain the coverup.

Q: What was the C.I.A.'s motivation?

KENNEDY: They were angry at my uncle. Their initial anger came when he failed to invade the Bay of Pigs and provide air cover for [Cuban opponents of Fidel Castro], which they consider a betrayal. [The CIA] had trained those men.

Source: The New Yorker magazine on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jul 7, 2023

Instead of defunding the police, transform the police

Instead of defunding the police, we will transform the police. We will incentivize them to prevent violence, not make unnecessary arrests. We will train them in deescalation and mediation skills and partner them with neighborhood organizations. No longer will their relationship to the public be adversarial. They will focus their attention on serious crimes, not harassing ordinary people.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website kennedy24.com , May 4, 2023

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Joe "Exotic" Maldonado (Libertarian)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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