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Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« on: February 28, 2014, 12:37:03 PM »
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kerry-kennedy-acquitted-of-drugged-driving-in-new-york/

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of drugged driving in a July 2012 incident in which she accidentally took a sleeping pill and then sideswiped a truck in a wild highway drive she said she didn't remember.

Kennedy hugged and clasped hands with her lawyers as a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired, a misdemeanor. It had carried the potential for up to a year in jail, though that would be unlikely for a first-time offender.

A human-rights advocate, Kennedy is a scion of one political dynasty - a daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and niece of President John F. Kennedy - and a onetime member of another, as the former wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Her 85-year-old mother, Ethel Kennedy, and other members of their famous family attended the trial, which drew so much attention that it was moved from a small-town courtroom to a bigger courthouse in White Plains.
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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 06:17:16 PM »
Wrong.  So very wrong.   **nononono*
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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 11:17:17 PM »
interesting; I'd have liked to have been a fly on the wall in the jury room.

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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 11:18:00 PM »
The reports I read said the jury was totally enamored of sitting on a "Kennedy" trial.
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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 11:19:21 PM »
The reports I read said the jury was totally enamored of sitting on a "Kennedy" trial.

they still would have had some sort of reason, even if merely rationalizing their infatuation; I'd be interested in knowing what it was.

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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 11:20:47 PM »
they still would have had some sort of reason, even if merely rationalizing their infatuation; I'd be interested in knowing what it was.

As would I - but these post OJ jury days nothing shocks me.
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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 11:23:26 PM »
As would I - but these post OJ jury days nothing shocks me.

i'm not surprised, necessarily; that being said, i have no trust and no faith in the so-called criminal justice system.  It's criminal, yes, but not just.

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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 11:25:49 PM »
i'm not surprised, necessarily; that being said, i have no trust and no faith in the so-called criminal justice system.  It's criminal, yes, but not just.

It's who you know and how much money you have.  I'm still appalled at the boy in Texas getting off for Affluenza.
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Re: Kerry Kennedy is ACQUITTED of drugged driving in New York
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 09:44:23 AM »
Well, uncle Teddy got his license suspended for only 6 months for killing someone so this "verdict" is correct in that light. :whistle:
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