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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:58 AM

Man who shot Reagan looking for career in music industry: attorney

WASHINGTON The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in Washington on Tuesday.

John Hinckley Jr., 64, lives in Virginia and was not present at the hearing. A prosecutor said allowing Hinckley to relocate to California for a music industry job would give the government "great pause."

Hinckley spent decades living at a psychiatric hospital in Washington after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting that injured Reagan and three others. But health professionals have said that the mental illness that the 25-year-old Hinckley was suffering from when he shot Reagan has been in full and stable remission for decades. U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman has said he is no longer a danger to himself or others and has gradually allowed him more time away from the hospital and more freedom.

Since 2016, Hinckley has lived at his mother's home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hinckley lives under a set of 30 conditions Friedman imposed including regular visits with mental health professionals. Friedman gets reports on how he's doing and, on Tuesday, said he believes some conditions can be loosened.

Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/09/man-who-shot-reagan-looking-for-career-in-music-industry-attorney.html

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TexasTowelie Sep 11 OP
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dchill Sep 11 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:04 AM

1. Muy bizarro.

Mr. Hinckley has had a long and difficult road. I have essentially no opinion about his current career aspirations, but recognize that it's going to be very difficult for him, simply given his age.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:16 AM

2. Ah the son of Poppy Bush's friend

wants to start a garage band, how sweet. This is just another weird chapter in the Hinckley saga.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:25 AM

3. He could apply for Lead Singer replacement for my...

...circa 1980 fake punk band, Benedict Arnold & The Traitors.

Stephen Stink is Dead.

Right, KochEbola?

Here's a song we called "Kill the Hostages":

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:59 AM

4. Maybe they should ask Jodie Foster.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:55 AM

5. ...or just tell Hinckley that Jodie Foster really doesn't like Trump

 


What really bothers me is that the Son of Sam investigators never questioned that dog.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:42 AM

6. The dog knows ALL!

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