Drug charged against 16 year-old Robert Kennedy Junior -- os of the assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy -- and his cousin, Robert Sargent Shriver, have been suspended for a year.
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Background: Drug charged against 16 year-old Robert Kennedy Junior -- os of the assassinated Senator Robert Kennedy -- and his cousin, Robert Sargent Shriver, have been suspended for a year.
The two youths appeared in Juvenile Court yesterday (August 6th) and left with their families after a five minute hearing and stern lecture from Judge Henry Murphy.
The young Kennedy and his 17 year-old cousin had been charged wit possessing marijuana on July 10 at Hyannis Port i Massachusetts -- the famous Kennedy family seat.
In American legal terminology, the proceedings involving their apparents of the country's foremost families are to continue for another 12 months.
A high-level family source at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port was quoted as saying that Judge Murphy told the young men the case would be dropped if they stayed out of trouble for a year.
But the incident has left the Kennedy family, which had been rebuilding its image after the Mary job Kopechne affair, seriously contemplating its political future.
The responsible press in Washington and New York have attached little significance to the incident and have avoided speculation as to the effect it may have on the Kenned clan.
The two young men are not the first members of wealthy, well-known American families to run foul of the drug laws in the United States - a country in which marijuana has become household word.