California Gov. Gavin Newsom denied parole Thursday for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. Sirhan was found suitable for parole in August by a two-person panel. However, the California Parole Board’s staff had 120 days to review the decision, and the governor had another 30 days to approve, deny or modify it. Newsom explained his decision to overrule the parole board's recommendation in an editorial published by the Los Angeles Times. "After carefully reviewing the case, including records in the California State Archives, I have determined that Sirhan has not developed the accountability and insight required to support his safe release into the community," Newsom wrote. "I must reverse Sirhan’s parole grant." He went on to say that though Sirhan is now 77 and decades have passed, he "remains a potent symbol of political violence." "He does not understand, let alone have the skills to manage, the complex risks of his self-created notoriety," Newsom said. "He cannot be safely released from prison because he has not mitigated his risk of fomenting further political violence." It was the 16th time Sirhan sought parole following his conviction for assassinating Kennedy, 42, in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968. The presidential hopeful had been celebrating his victory in the state's Democratic primary and died a day after the shooting. Sirhan, a Palestinian-born C . . . read the full article here.