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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
All In The Family: The Kennedy Name Frees a Killer
Kennedy privilege leverages justice system for a convicted
Robert Mueller pursues an
investigation of no specific crime, a probe designed to topple the
President of the United States, Donald Trump. As this unfolds, the justice
system seeks to reverse the sentence for a violent crime – murder – and has
already bailed out the man convicted in the case in 2002. The connection to the
still-powerful Kennedy family has everything to do with it.
Michael Skakel is the
nephew of Ethel Kennedy, who was married to Robert F. Kennedy, president John
F. Kennedy’s brother and his choice for attorney general. Michael graduated
from Curry College and in 1994 and worked on the reelection campaign of Edward
Moore Kennedy, JFK and RFK’s youngest brother, better known as Ted.
Michael lived in
upscale Greenwich, Connecticut where on October 30, 1975, somebody took a golf
club and bludgeoned neighbor Martha Moxley, 15, to death. In his 1998 book Murder
in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? detective Mark Fuhrman showed
how Greenwich police served as a private security force for the wealthy Skakel
family. Inexperienced with murder cases, local police also botched the
investigation, particularly the crime scene.
The six-iron murder
weapon was from a set owned by the Skakels, and the evidence pointed strongly
to someone in the family, particularly Michael, known for violent behavior. So
Martha Moxley had good reason to fear him. The case went cold and Michael
Skakel, also 15 at the time, continued his privileged life. The police tendered
a theory of some mysterious transient and did their best to block Fuhrman’s
Fuhrman had no doubt
of Skakel’s guilt, and his book helped reopen the case. In 2002, Michael Skakel
was sentenced to 20 years to life for murdering his neighbor Martha Moxley with
a golf club in Greenwich. In 2003, In 2003, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote a
in the Atlantic charging that Michael Skakel was innocent and his
imprisonment a miscarriage of justice.
In the 4-3 decision,
the court ruled that Skakel’s attorney did not show evidence of a possible
alibi from a witness, Denis Ossorio. This allegedly enabled the prosecution
unfairly to raise questions about Skakel’s whereabouts at the time of the
lawyer maintains that the previous attorney, Michael Sherman, did not make good
choices in the case. That’s it, and there is no new exculpatory evidence in the
form of DNA or anything from forensic science.
The wealthy Skakel
had the attorney he wanted, but the high court thought it knew better. Michael
Skakel, now 58, is free on bail, but he is hardly the only case of police and
the courts giving special treatment to the Kennedy family.
On July 18, 1969,
U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy drove a car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick,
Kennedy escaped unharmed but 28-year-old passenger Mary Jo Kopechne died.
George Killen, detective with the Massachusetts state police, and chief of a
never-revealed investigation of the case, told author Leo Damore that Ted
Kennedy “killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head and pulled
In the 1988 Senatorial
Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Cover-up, Damore showed how the Kennedy
family deployed their influence to quash investigations of the incident and
shield Kennedy from accountability. He got only a two-year suspended sentence
for leaving the scene of an accident and in 1970 was reelected to the U.S.
The recent film Chappaquiddick
did capture something of the arrogant Kennedy’s facility for falsehood but also
cut him plenty of slack. The film failed to show that Kennedy was really
plastered at the party. He took Mary Jo Kopechne for a ride to have sex with
her and she was not wearing panties at the time.
Worst of all, the
film explains that Kennedy went on to be the “lion of the senate,” allegedly a
great man. No word of Ted
Kennedy reaching out to Soviet boss Yuri Andropov, formerly head of the
KGB, for help opposing Ronald Reagan in the 1984 election. No word that, even
for liberal Democrats such as Henry Fairlie, Kennedy was “buffoon in
Kennedy relative Michael
Skakel, who worked on Ted’s 1994 campaign, is now free on bail, murder
conviction vacated, and awaiting a new trial. In Murder in Greenwich, Mark
Fuhrman wondered: “Are there two systems of justice in this country – one
for the rich, and another for the rest of us?”
For the Kennedy
family and their relatives, yes. For President of the United States Donald
Trump, no way. Even with no crime he is the subject of an investigation, as the
deep state deploys everything its power to remove the president from