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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:34 PM
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Reagan shooter Hinckley to seek freedom at hearing
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Source: CNN

On the day he shot President Ronald Reagan, 25-year-old John Hinckley Jr. left in his hotel room a letter addressed to young actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was infatuated. The letter began:

"Dear Jodie. There is a definite possibility I will be killed in my attempt to get Reagan."

But on March 30, 1981, Hinckley survived. His gun empty after he fired six shots at the president in less than two seconds, Hinckley was tackled by police and Secret Service agents. He was rushed away and all but disappeared into custody for the past three decades.

On Wednesday, a federal judge will begin a week and half of hearings on whether Hinckley eventually should be released from the mental hospital where he has been a patient since his 1982 trial ended in a jury verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.

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RFK's assassin Sirhan Sirhan is also seeking release from prison.
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  -Reagan shooter Hinckley to seek freedom at hearing alp227  Nov-29-11 12:34 PM   #0 
  - You mean son of Vice Presidents contributor seeks freedom  digidigido   Nov-29-11 01:00 PM   #1 
  - Hinckley still could have been insane.  No Elephants   Nov-30-11 03:07 AM   #23 
  - Keep him in. He's refusing cross, and that should not be an option.  msanthrope   Nov-29-11 01:08 PM   #2 
  - What questions would he have to answer ?  russspeakeasy   Nov-29-11 01:21 PM   #3 
  - presumably the same sorts of questions that would be asked of any  onenote   Nov-29-11 02:03 PM   #5 
  - I wasn't implying he should get a pass. I was just curious as to  russspeakeasy   Nov-29-11 02:24 PM   #8 
  - I Think He's Done His Time  ProfessorGAC   Nov-30-11 11:23 AM   #25 
     - Actually, he's done no 'time.'  msanthrope   Nov-30-11 11:49 AM   #28 
        - Our Definition Of "Time" Differs  ProfessorGAC   Dec-01-11 07:25 AM   #30 
           - If you follow the link in post #30, you will note that his drs. were unaware that his stalking  msanthrope   Dec-01-11 08:37 AM   #31 
  - Any question the government poses to him.  msanthrope   Nov-29-11 02:58 PM   #10 
     - Gottcha. Thanks.  russspeakeasy   Nov-29-11 04:00 PM   #13 
  - Yeah, the hell with his Fifth Amendment right not to submit and not to have that counted against him  No Elephants   Nov-30-11 02:49 AM   #18 
     - Um, try Allen v. Illinois. 478 US 364 (1986)  msanthrope   Nov-30-11 11:42 AM   #26 
  - Charlie Manson and a few of his bunch are seeking release too. Manson himself is probably pushing 80  Erose999   Nov-29-11 01:34 PM   #4 
  - Also this: "Sirhan Sirhan Seeks Prison Release"  LastLiberal in PalmSprings   Nov-29-11 02:09 PM   #7 
     - It's in the OP, but it's apples and oranges.  No Elephants   Nov-30-11 02:58 AM   #22 
  - Jodie Foster must be thrilled  Bosonic   Nov-29-11 02:06 PM   #6 
  - Fuck him.  tabasco   Nov-29-11 02:25 PM   #9 
  - Hinkley (and Sirhan) should be behind bars for life.  PufPuf23   Nov-29-11 03:29 PM   #11 
  - Hickley was NOT convicted of any crime.  happyslug   Nov-30-11 01:17 AM   #15 
     - I never said Hinkley was guilty of a crime and realize that  PufPuf23   Nov-30-11 01:30 AM   #16 
     - "Preventive Detention" is NOT Consitutional  happyslug   Nov-30-11 02:56 AM   #21 
        - How can the judge make a determination if Hinkley won't submit to questioning?  msanthrope   Nov-30-11 12:15 PM   #29 
     - Excuse me, double post. nt  PufPuf23   Nov-30-11 01:30 AM   #17 
  - No.  aquart   Nov-29-11 03:56 PM   #12 
  - A crime he was ruled "NOT GUILTY" of doing  happyslug   Nov-30-11 01:03 AM   #14 
  - How is least restrictive care to be determined if Hinkley is not crossed or otherwise examined by  msanthrope   Nov-30-11 11:46 AM   #27 
  - Actually, it wasn't.  No Elephants   Nov-30-11 02:51 AM   #19 
  - What do psychiatrists say?  No Elephants   Nov-30-11 02:55 AM   #20 
  - Money buys justice  Tom Ripley   Nov-30-11 09:57 AM   #24 

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