THE SECOND GUNMAN – Having just finished watching the adaptation of Stephen King’s “11.22.63”, this is quite fascinating:

Just before Christmas, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pulled up to the massive Richard J. Donovan Correctional Center, a California state prison complex in the desert outside San Diego that holds nearly 4,000 inmates. Kennedy was there to visit Sirhan B. Sirhan, the man convicted of killing his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, nearly 50 years ago.

While his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, waited in the car, Robert Kennedy Jr. met with Sirhan for three hours, he revealed to The Washington Post last week. It was the culmination of months of research by Kennedy into the assassination, including speaking with witnesses and reading the autopsy and police reports.

“I got to a place where I had to see Sirhan,” Kennedy said. He would not discuss the specifics of their conversation. But when it was over, Kennedy had joined those who believe there was a second gunman, and that it was not Sirhan who killed his father.

A long article and well worth reading. Catastrophes and major crimes often (almost always) attract conspiracy theories, because we find it difficult to believe that events that change the course of history can have very prosaic explanations. And sometimes we turn out to be justified to think so, but more often than not crap just happens.

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