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    GOP gubernatorial candidate Kevin Nicholson called on Governor Tony Evers to remove the chair of the Wisconsin Parole Commission. Chairman John Tate II and the panel opted to allow a convicted killer, Douglas Balsewicz, to be released after serving only 25 years of the 80-year sentence he was given. Evers has pushed back on the decision, but he has no power to directly override the panel. However, according to Nicholson, the decision from Tate, who was appointed by Evers, falls on the shoulders of the governor. “You campaigned on cutting the prison population in half and pledged to expand release of inmates. Your appointee to the Parole Commission, John Tate, also has championed releasing more inmates on parole and is openly against mandatory minimum sentencing for violent offenders. These policies have proven to degrade law and order in Wisconsin. This has to stop,” Nicholson said. The Wisconsin Parole Board plans to release a murderer who stabbed his wife 42x in front of her kids. He’s served just over 1/4 of his sentence. @GovEvers: remove Board Chair, John Tate, and reverse...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday implored the chairman of the Wisconsin Parole Commission to reconsider his decision to parole a convicted murderer who served less than 25 years of his 80-year sentence, a move that came as the Democrat up for reelection this year faced mounting criticism. Evers met Friday in the Capitol with members of the family of the victim, Johanna Balsewicz, and shortly after that concluded he sent a letter asking for “immediate and expeditious” reconsideration of her killer’s parole. Evers does not have the power to reverse the parole, but his appointee who chairs the parole commission, John Tate, can do that. “I do not agree with this decision, and I have considerable concerns regarding whether Johanna’s family was afforded sufficient opportunity to voice their memories, perspectives, and concerns before this decision was made,” Evers wrote. Douglas Balsewicz, 54, is slated to be released from prison as soon as Tuesday, just days before the 25th anniversary of the crime. He was approved for release over the opposition of the family of the...
    MINISTERS will be able to block the release of violent criminals from jail, Dominic Raab will announce today. The landmark reform comes after public outcry over the decision to release Black Cab rapist John Worboys and double child murderer Colin Pitchfork. 3Justice Secretary Dominic Raab will today announce that ministers will be able to block the release of violent criminals from jailCredit: PA 3The landmark reform comes after public outcry over the decision to release Black Cab rapist John WorboysCredit: PA It means the deputy PM could veto the release of up to 600 rapists, murders, terrorists and child torturers every year. Mr Raab MP said: “As Justice Secretary I have the responsibility to keep the public safe but to do this I need to be able to exercise authority when it comes to releasing dangerous criminals. “I’m not satisfied our current approach is as robust as it needs to be, which is why I am making changes to restore public confidence in the system.” The radical shake-up will beef up safeguards against letting dangerous convicts back on the streets,...
    Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant convicted of assassinating presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday. California governor Gavin Newsom (D) said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that added a dark page to the annals of U.S. history. Kennedy, a Democratic U.S. senator from New York, was shot within moments of claiming victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary. Five others were wounded during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Sirhan Sirhan later said he resented Kennedy partly because of his support for Israel. He shouted he had killed Kennedy “for my country” at the scene of the crime. As Breitbart News reported, Sirhan Sirhan’s initial parole request was granted last August on the 16th try, thanks in part to the decision of George Soros-based Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón not to oppose his parole application. SHOCK: A parole board in California voted Friday in favor of the release of Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. https://t.co/wV0aPY8O4J — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 29, 2021 AP...
    By Don Thompson | Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California’s governor on Thursday rejected releasing Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan from prison more than a half-century after the 1968 slaying left a deep wound during one of America’s darkest times. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has cited RFK as his “political hero” and embraced the historical significance of his decision, rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners. Newsom said Sirhan, now 77, poses an unreasonable threat to public safety. “Mr. Sirhan’s assassination of Senator Kennedy is among the most notorious crimes in American history,” Newsom wrote 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.” He said factors in his decision including Sirhan’s refusal to accept responsibility for his crime, his lack of insight and the accountability required to support his safe release, his failure to disclaim violence committed in his name, and his...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s ready to announce his decision on a parole panel’s recommendation that convicted Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan be released from state prison. At a press conference Wednesday at a COVID testing site in South Los Angeles, Newsom was asked about the timing of his decision which has lingered on his desk for months since a two-person panel of parole commissioners approved Sirhan’s release last August. READ MORE: Alameda Police Search For Suspects After Brazen Armed Robbery“It was supposed to be a few weeks ago for different reasons … It has to be Friday, don’t tell anyone (it will be) tomorrow,” he said with a chuckle and looking into the bank of media cameras. “I can’t lie. I don’t want to mislead.” When asked about two of RFK’s sons — Douglas and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — supporting Sirhan’s release, Newsom replied: “The overwhelming majority of the Kennedy and Shriver families are opposed to Mr. Sirhan’s release.” Newsom’s announcement may come in the San Francisco Bay Area Thursday where he...
    California Governor Gavin Newsom hinted he may not to grant Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, freedom despite the parole board's recommendation.   Newsom told reporters on Wednesday that he has not made a decision but noted that RFK was a big inspiration to him saying: 'I think that gives you a sense of where I might be leaning right now.'  He made his comments to the press during a stop at an elementary school following his landslide defeat of the gubernatorial recall.  A state parole board recommended that Sirhan Sirhan, 77, be released on parole last month. The ruling by the two-person panel at Sirhan's 16th parole hearing was then set to be reviewed by the California Parole Board's staff. The final decision is left to the governor, who will have 30 days to decide whether to grant it, reverse it or modify it.  Sirhan Sirhan, 77, was recommended to be released on parole by a California panel of Friday after 53 years in prison for murder. He is pictured at his parole hearing on August 27  The final...
    Robert F Kennedy's youngest daughter has hit out at a California parole board's recommendation to free the assassin that killed her father after nearly five decades in prison. The Kennedy family was divided on Friday when the California panel recommended that killer Sirhan Sirhan, 77, be granted parole.  Now 52-year-old Rory Kennedy, who was born after her father's death, has made her stance abundantly clear in an opinion piece published by The New York Times on Wednesday titled 'The Man Who Murdered My Father Doesn't Deserve Parole.' Rory was born six months after her father's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. She opens the piece explaining that her, her mother, and the majority of her siblings wish to see Sirhan stay behind bars, despite some of her family members who think otherwise.  She boldly writes, 'As my father was taken forever, so too should Mr. Sirhan be.'  The youngest sibling states that her 'father's murder was absolute, irreversible, a painful truth that I have had to live with every day of my life.'  Sirhan Sirhan, 77, was recommended to be released on...
    DOUBLE child murderer Colin Pitchfork is set to be released from jail this week. It comes after the Parole Board rejected a government legal challenge to his release. 3Child murderer Colin Pitchfork will be released from prisonCredit: Rex Dawn Ashworth was one of Pitchfork's victims in the 80s The Sun revealed last month officials were drawing up plans for his release to ensure the monster will be kept under the toughest supervision. The beast, who raped and strangled two teenage girls in the 1980s, will move into a probation hostel where he will be subject to some of the toughest licence conditions ever set. The double murderer will have to wear an electronic tag, face restrictions on using the internet and be banned from going near relatives of his victims. He will also be placed on the sex offenders register when he is free from HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire, this week. Pitchfork was jailed in 1988 for the rape and murder of 15 -year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth. Last night Barbara Ashworth, the mother of Pitchfork’s second victim Dawn, told The...
    The Kennedy family were divided on Friday when a California panel recommended that Robert Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, 77, be granted parole after nearly five decades in prison.  Six of the nine surviving children of the slain New York Senator issued a statement on Friday announcing that they were 'devastated' by the San Diego panel's ruling.   Although most of the Kennedy family has avoided discussing or engaging with their father's death and Sirhan in public, the parole board's recommendation has pushed some of them to 'adamantly oppose the parole and release of Sirhan Sirhan.'  Sirhan Sirhan, 77, was recommended to be released on parole by a California panel of Friday after 53 years in prison for murder. He is pictured on Friday FOR: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (left) and Douglas Kennedy (right) have supported Sirhan's recommendation for parole AGAINST: The statement posted Friday was signed by six of Robert Kennedy's nine surviving children announced that they were 'devastated' by the San Diego panel's ruling. L-R Joseph P. Kennedy II, Maxwell Kennedy and Rory Kennedy ...
    A parole board in California voted Friday in favor of the release of Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant who was convicted of assassinating presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, shortly after he won the Democratic primary. U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy holds two fingers up in a victory sign as he talks to campaign workers at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca., June 5, 1968. He is flanked by his wife Ethel, left, and his California campaign manager, Jesse Unruh, speaker of the California Assembly. After making the speech, Kennedy left the platform and was assassinated in an adjacent room. (AP Photo) Sirhan Sirhan later said that he had resented Kennedy partly because of his support for Israel. He shouted that he had killed Kennedy “for my country” at the scene of the crime. Sirhan Sirhan’s parole request succeeded on the 16th try, thanks in part to the decision of George Soros-based Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón not to oppose his parole application. The Washington Post reported Friday: A California parole board panel on Friday voted in...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, will make his 16th bid for parole Friday, but it will be his first without opposition from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. (credit: California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation) Sirhan Sirhan has served more than 50 years in prison after being initially sentenced to death for Kennedy’s murder at the Ambassador Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. He was later commuted to life in prison after the state Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional. READ MORE: 4 Shot In Front Of West Hollywood Apartment Building Friday’s hearing will be Sirhan’s 16th bid for parole. However, it will be the first time the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office won’t be present, and prosecutors will leave the decision to the parole board. READ MORE: Latest Round Of Golden State Stimulus Payments To Be Sent Out To Californians This Weekend District Attorney George Gascon has set a policy against attending parole hearings for defendants who have served lengthy prison sentences beyond the required...
    More On: parole Intended target in NYC shooting near kids was parolee set free after weapons charge Critics demand answers as to why accused Bronx gang shooter was on the streets As crime soars, Legislature is looking to spring even more criminals Prison inmates in India refuse parole over COVID-19 fears A sex fiend who killed a teenage girl in Rockland County won parole on his ninth try — and now local officials are scrambling to ensure the “monster” never returns anywhere near the scene of his crime. Robert McCain, 60, is set to be sprung from prison in August, following a recent decision by the state Parole Board in connection with his murder conviction in the grisly, 1980 stabbing of 16-year-old Paula Bohovesky in Pearl River. The move followed last year’s release of co-defendant Richard LaBarbera, whose conditions of parole ban him from Rockland, where Bohovesky’s mom, Lois Bohovesky, still lives in Pearl River. LaBarbera, 61, was also required to wear a GPS ankle monitor to ensure compliance. In a statement, Rockland County Executive Ed Day urged the...
    FURIOUS relatives of two 15-year-old schoolgirls who were murdered by a notorious paedophile have voiced their anger at the decision to set him free. Sex-obsessed Colin Pitchfork was caged for life in 1988 for the rape and murder of teenage schoolgirls Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire. He can be released, the Parole Board has ruled 6Colin Pitchfork was caged for life in 1988Credit: BPM But the Parole Board yesterday deemed that the 61-year-old - the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence - was no longer a danger to the public after being turned down for release on two previous occasions. The mother of Dawn Ashworth has said Pitchfork – will always present a danger – and the sister of his first victim, Lynda Mann, said the only sentence Pitchfork should have received was “a bullet to the head”. Sue Gratrick, who’s sister Lynda Mann, said the Parole Board’s decision was putting the family through hell. Sue has since moved to a seaside town more than 100 miles away from the scene of her sister’s murder. She...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Bill Cosby has been denied parole by the Pennsylvania Parole Board, which cited a number of reasons for its decision, according to a letter from the board obtained by CNN.Cosby, 83, is currently serving a 3-to-10-year sentence at a prison outside Philadelphia for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004.The letter, which indicated the board's decision was rendered on May 11, said Cosby must "participate in and complete additional institutional programs."The board cited Cosby's "failure to develop a parole release plan" and a "negative recommendation by the Department of Corrections" as factors that contributed to the decision.The letter stated that at Cosby's next interview with the board, it will review and consider whether he has successfully participated in and completed a treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention.Cosby, according to the letter, must maintain a "clear conduct record."Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for the disgraced actor, said the news of the denial was no surprise to Cosby, his family, his friends and his legal team."Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence...
    (CNN)Bill Cosby has been denied parole by the Pennsylvania Parole Board, which cited a number of reasons for its decision, according to a letter from the board obtained by CNN.Cosby, 83, is currently serving a 3-to-10-year sentence at a prison outside Philadelphia for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004.The letter, which indicated the board's decision was rendered on May 11, said Cosby must "participate in and complete additional institutional programs."The board cited Cosby's "failure to develop a parole release plan" and a "negative recommendation by the Department of Corrections" as factors that contributed to the decision.The letter stated that at Cosby's next interview with the board, it will review and consider whether he has successfully participated in and completed a treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention.Read MoreCosby, according to the letter, must maintain a "clear conduct record."Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for the disgraced actor, said the news of the denial wa no surprise to Cosby, his family, his friends and his legal team."Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A 2016 appeals court ruling that allowed parole considerations for juveniles convicted of murder does not apply to young adults, a California appeals court ruled. The April 19, 3-0 ruling by the Division Two of the First District Appellate Court upholds a portion of state law that allows people younger than 25 to receive earlier-than-scheduled parole dates doesn’t apply to young adults sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The ruling is a blow to advocates and attorneys who have argued that imprisoned young adults deserve earlier parole considerations because their brains aren’t fully developed at the time of their crimes. Although they rejected the appeal, appeals court justices added in the decision a rare plea for state lawmakers to consider changing the law to consider cognitive brain development of young adults. In its 12-page ruling, the court rejected arguments by the petitioner, Paul Murray, that a California Penal Code 3051 — which allows for parole hearings after 25 years to underage teens sentenced to life without parole, but not to 18-25-year-olds — violated the equal...
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