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Mental hospital wants to release failed Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.
cnn.com ^ | Oct. 1, 2011 | James Polk

Posted on 10/02/2011 5:27:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Washington (CNN) -- The government mental hospital where John Hinckley Jr. has spent most of the last 30 years since he shot and tried to kill President Ronald Reagan is asking a federal court to allow Hinckley's eventual release to live with or near his aging mother in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The prosecution, in its own filing with the court on Friday, described Hinckley as "a man capable of great violence" and said his mental condition has not improved to the point of eliminating concerns "that this violence may be repeated."

U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman has scheduled up to a week of court hearings on the issue to start November 28, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Hinckley is now 56. He was committed to St. Elizabeths Hospital in 1982 after a jury found him innocent by reason of insanity in the shooting of President Reagan and three others, including the president's severely wounded press secretary, James Brady.

The hospital's lawyers and doctors filed their motion under seal, withheld from the public, when they asked at the end of this past July that Hinckley eventually be placed on "convalescent leave."

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1 posted on 10/02/2011 5:27:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he’s all better now and no longer insane, then return him to criminal court and have him properly sentenced.


2 posted on 10/02/2011 5:31:27 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

I second the motion.

(More than likely if he is allowed out, he’ll murder his mother!)


3 posted on 10/02/2011 5:32:43 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

AMEN


4 posted on 10/02/2011 5:34:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If. God forbid, Hinckley is released and strikes again, those responsible for advocating and/or effecting his release should be sentenced to terms of imprisonment mandated for the crimes committed, to be served in the same sort of facility designated for such crimes.


6 posted on 10/02/2011 5:37:52 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government's footprint!)
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To: Hunton Peck
LOL! I snotted 7-up onto my keyboard when I read that.

I'm all for releasing Hinkley. From 30,000 ft.

/johnny

7 posted on 10/02/2011 5:39:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the judge should set him free - just so long as he has to live with the judge.


8 posted on 10/02/2011 5:44:11 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: taillightchaser
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!! But not commenting........At all :^)
10 posted on 10/02/2011 5:57:41 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

clinton appointee. the guy could walk . . .


11 posted on 10/02/2011 6:13:48 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should be released from the mental hospital.....and then sent to a federal prison.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 6:39:21 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let him out....just as soon as Brady gets up out of his wheelchair.
14 posted on 10/02/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why? Do they need to make room for the 0bama administration?


15 posted on 10/02/2011 7:28:55 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: SatinDoll
(More than likely if he is allowed out, he’ll murder his mother!)

Will Jody Foster now get full time protection?

16 posted on 10/02/2011 7:34:58 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: fungoking

anyone and everyone involved in an assasination attempt should never again see the light of freedom. They not only tried to kill a person, they tried to kill our way of life. I was attacked as a corrections officer and that was the jist of my testimony against the perp....he was a juvenile and got 10 years in the adult system for his antics!! good riddance


17 posted on 10/02/2011 8:06:37 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: SatinDoll

Exactly what I was thinking. There was a thread earlier about some guy who was released from a mental institution who went home and killed both his parents.

I don’t believe in the insanity defense anyway. Put him in prison where he’s belonged for all these years.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 8:06:37 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He could very well try to go after another US President.

I think we all need to seriously consider the ramifications of that.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 8:34:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yeah, but now that Jodie Foster has come out as a lesbo, what would be his motivation?


20 posted on 10/02/2011 8:35:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Easy.

Hinckley didn’t kill a US President. Jodie Foster turned lesbian because of that.

If Hinckley could actually succeed and kill the current US President, Jodie Foster would renounce her lesbianism and become Hinckley’s lover.

QED-I (I for “insane”)


21 posted on 10/02/2011 8:38:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

**If he’s all better now and no longer insane, then return him to criminal court and have him properly sentenced.**

Exactly, well said.


22 posted on 10/02/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: Senator Goldwater
If he’s all better now and no longer insane, then return him to criminal court and have him properly sentenced.

A D.C. jury will never convict a defendant who shot a Republican president.

23 posted on 10/02/2011 9:01:32 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Besides, he can’t be tried twice for the same crime.


24 posted on 10/02/2011 9:02:35 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: dfwgator

My letter informing him that President Obama has been bragging about how he’s lured Jodie away from the lesbian life style ...


25 posted on 10/02/2011 9:55:36 PM PDT by Vesparado
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how
pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery.
In our country’s spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you
to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting President
Reagan.
We are fully aware that mental stress and pain could have driven you
to such an act of desperation. We’re confident that you will soon make
a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again
as a healthy and productive man.

Best wishes,
Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging
Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look
into that.


26 posted on 10/03/2011 7:24:13 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: freespirited

I didn’t say re-try and convict him.

I said sentence him properly.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 9:01:38 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

He was found not guilty (by reason of insanity). I don’t see how he could be sentenced to prison based on the trial outcome.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 12:57:27 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: freespirited

Yes I realize this, Clarence Darrow.

I’m simply lamenting the injustice of the original verdict.


29 posted on 10/03/2011 1:04:46 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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