Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Judge Grants Hinckley Overnight Visits
yahoo ^ | 12-30-05

Posted on 12/30/2005 3:16:20 PM PST by LouAvul

WASHINGTON - A federal judge Friday loosened the restrictions on John W. Hinckley Jr., allowing the hospitalized presidential assailant to spend seven overnight visits with his parents in Williamsburg, Va.

Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981,

had been permitted to leave St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington for outings around the nation's capital. He wanted to make longer trips and travel outside the area to his parents' community in southeastern Virginia.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Hinckley could be allowed three, three-night visits and another four, four-night visits.

"He is not permitted to leave one or both parents' supervision at any time during the course of the conditional release" except when the hospital deems it necessary, Friedman ruled.

The government had opposed Hinckley's requests to visit Williamsburg, a three-hour drive from the forensic hospital where he has been held since 1982.

When Hinckley shot Reagan and three other people in 1981 as the president emerged from a downtown hotel, he was suffering from major depression and a psychotic disorder that led to an obsession with actress Jodie Foster.

Hinckley, found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982, said he shot Reagan to impress Foster.

His doctors have said his depression and psychosis are in full remission.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; bushfamilyfriends; hinckley; paulfriedman; ruling; stupidjudges; williamsburg
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last
Dunno which is worse. Psychiatrists or judges.
1 posted on 12/30/2005 3:16:21 PM PST by LouAvul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Good thing he's not crazy.


2 posted on 12/30/2005 3:17:31 PM PST by samadams2000 (Remember our Founding Fathers were REAL men- Unlike today's Rinos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #3 Removed by Moderator

To: LouAvul

Why is this POS still alive?


4 posted on 12/30/2005 3:20:08 PM PST by sully777 (What Would Brian Boitano Do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

"His doctors have said his depression and psychosis are in full remission".



Just means he is still fookin crazy, but has learned how to hide the fact!


5 posted on 12/30/2005 3:20:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hey, I hear Hinckley is now allowed night visits. Anyone else want to come with me some night and pay him a visit?


6 posted on 12/30/2005 3:22:24 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER
Just means he is still fookin crazy, but has learned how to hide the fact!

Not really, they don't mention it here, but he still exhibits weird behavior and is still obsessed with Jodie Foster.

The shrinks, to put it simply, are just siding with him.

7 posted on 12/30/2005 3:22:50 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Maybe the guy who shot John Lennon needs to contact the good Dr.?


8 posted on 12/30/2005 3:23:16 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Please, don't no one tell him that Chuck Schumer has been tagging Jodie Foster.


9 posted on 12/30/2005 3:23:21 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Head'ine: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Why don't you ever call John?
I think about you all the time John.
John, there's something I want you to do for me...


10 posted on 12/30/2005 3:24:28 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

I hope he "gets the rabbit in him", gets picked up within an hour and there's an end put to this foolishness...


11 posted on 12/30/2005 3:24:36 PM PST by ErnBatavia (I post in slang..live with it or ignore it - reader's choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sonny M

Can any of us cite an example of an honest utterance by a "conservative psychologist"? Does this critter even, actually, exist?


12 posted on 12/30/2005 3:28:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul; Squantos; Eaker; SouthTexas

How come the brady b!tch is not complaining about this?

Oh, that's right it was the GUN that shot her husband not hinckley- how stupid of me.


13 posted on 12/30/2005 3:29:06 PM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember

Great minds and all that. But really, Moore, Kerry and Dean are all Rovean Manchurian plants. Chuck Schumer is probably the most annoying human being in politics today. Only because Tiny Tim is dead.


14 posted on 12/30/2005 3:29:18 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Head'ine: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
"Oh John, JOOOOOHN! The voices command you to protect me from Harry Reid. Remember, Harry Reid"


15 posted on 12/30/2005 3:30:28 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: operation clinton cleanup
Maybe the guy who shot John Lennon needs to contact the good Dr.?

Perish the thought. He whose name shall never be mentioned wouldn't last 10 minutes on the outside. The 'peace love and acorns' crowd would kill him in less time than one single Tookie appeal hearing took ......

16 posted on 12/30/2005 3:31:13 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lonesome in Massachussets

LOL... how true.


17 posted on 12/30/2005 3:31:44 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER
Can any of us cite an example of an honest utterance by a "conservative psychologist"?

I actually went to school with 2 guys who became shrinks who are conservative.

I don't know if counts or not, since they both hated their jobs and one of them has since left the profession, while the other is leaving this year coming up (neither one is leaving due to politics, though one of them saw an uptick in business after the elections).

18 posted on 12/30/2005 3:32:08 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ChefKeith

+1!!


19 posted on 12/30/2005 3:34:31 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Sonny M
one of them saw an uptick in business after the elections

PEST syndrome ??? /chuckle

20 posted on 12/30/2005 3:35:26 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

Kelsey Grammer played one on TV.


21 posted on 12/30/2005 3:40:08 PM PST by moonman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Mr_Moonlight
The 'peace love and acorns' crowd would kill him in less time than one single Tookie appeal hearing took ......

Not that there is anything wrong with that!

22 posted on 12/30/2005 3:41:57 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
This kinda changed the way I think about the mentally ill. There was the story on Court TV about the woman who killed her landlord, and this story The Sights and Sounds of Schizophrenia describing how someone could look at a tv and see it talking to him. The scary think is we are all just one solid rap to the noggin from this stuff. Hate to say this but Hinkleys defense may be really valid.
23 posted on 12/30/2005 3:42:15 PM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr_Moonlight
He whose name shall never be mentioned wouldn't last 10 minutes on the outside.

Maybe that's the answer for both of these guys. Free them. Let them out. Today.

24 posted on 12/30/2005 3:44:02 PM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember
Great telegram! Maybe a pic or two could push things along.


25 posted on 12/30/2005 3:49:13 PM PST by RedRover
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RedRover

Schmucky Schumer always looks like a sleazy lawyer.

Hey! He IS a sleazy lawyer!


26 posted on 12/30/2005 3:51:23 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER
Can any of us cite an example of an honest utterance by a "conservative psychologist"? Does this critter even, actually, exist?

Check out John Rosemond. Liberals hate him so he must be saying somethings right.

27 posted on 12/30/2005 3:51:39 PM PST by joshhiggins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember
By the way, did you know that John Kerry, Howard Dean, and Michael Moore are all boinking Jodie Foster?

Actually, I think it more likely she is boinking Hillary Clinton.

28 posted on 12/30/2005 3:53:58 PM PST by Casloy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Great. Now we can employ another six or seven Secret Service Agents to tail him while he's out while we still maintain a bed and staff in the asylum for his return from his visits. Glad his parents get to see him no matter the expense and risk to others. /sarc


29 posted on 12/30/2005 3:56:11 PM PST by TCats
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark was here
Hate to say this but Hinkleys defense may be really valid.

I agree, I think he really was delusional when he shot Reagan. The question is, should we let him out so he can do it again?

30 posted on 12/30/2005 3:58:04 PM PST by Casloy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

More liberal judges means more nut cases out for a party!


31 posted on 12/30/2005 3:59:18 PM PST by Revererdrv (T)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Lord, forgive me, but... ,,|,,


32 posted on 12/30/2005 3:59:26 PM PST by Seamoth (Be a FR Folder! http://folding.stanford.edu team# 36120. For more info, search FR keyword: folding)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr_Moonlight
PEST syndrome ??? /chuckle

LOL.

The way he described it, was alot of liberals becoming delusional and letting political beliefs effect their own personal lives.

He believes that politics, and the political atmosphere of today, allows alot of mentally ill people to use politics as a cover for their own problems.

The example he gave to me, which makes some sense though I do really think liberalism is a mental illness (he doesn't) is that if a guy who claims he is straight went out into public wearing a bra and panties rambling about the plight of cockroaches, we would call him nuts, but if he does the same thing protesting the war in iraq, suddenly, no one blinks an eye and we call him a political activist, the media overlooks the get up and cares about the message, even though the guy is dressed like an ass and just looking for attention.

33 posted on 12/30/2005 4:01:52 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Mr_Moonlight

I was thinking the same thing. shoot a pothead rock star and you're in trouble.
shoot a president and you're a parolee.


34 posted on 12/30/2005 4:03:48 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Mark was here

Valid or not, a man who assassinated the President should not be allowed out of the ward.

Besides, there should be -some- degree of culpability when one is insane. Otherwise, drunks would never be charged for anything.


35 posted on 12/30/2005 4:04:45 PM PST by Seamoth (Be a FR Folder! http://folding.stanford.edu team# 36120. For more info, search FR keyword: folding)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: ChefKeith

Let me know when he can visit Texas.


36 posted on 12/30/2005 4:05:49 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all. Happy New Year!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Sonny M

Wow... that's certainly worth food for thought.


37 posted on 12/30/2005 4:05:56 PM PST by Seamoth (Be a FR Folder! http://folding.stanford.edu team# 36120. For more info, search FR keyword: folding)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember
it's spelled SCHWULER!!!

(Schwuler = Fag in German)

38 posted on 12/30/2005 4:09:43 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Seamoth
Valid or not, a man who assassinated the President should not be allowed out of the ward. Besides, there should be -some- degree of culpability when one is insane. Otherwise, drunks would never be charged for anything.

I agree with you, he needs to remain in the ward. His cheese has slipped off the cracker and there is no going back.

The truly mentally ill, deserve a safe place, for they are all ready trapped in a prison of their own mind. They are in a sad situation.

Drunks are a completely different class of people, and should not be allowed to pass as insane. Drunks can change if they want to, it is simply a mater of wanting to.

39 posted on 12/30/2005 4:15:48 PM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

At this stage and given his compliance with the conditions of shorter term releases, there is nothing inappropriate about these new restrictions.


40 posted on 12/30/2005 4:21:02 PM PST by connectthedots
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember

Heh. I was going to suggest our beloved friends the immediate past First Couple.


41 posted on 12/30/2005 4:22:52 PM PST by RichInOC (...no actual corrupt politicians were harmed in the making of this post.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember; rageaholic

More like this:

Telegram to John Hinckley:

Watch your back!! You never know who's gonna be watching ya ;-)



42 posted on 12/30/2005 4:50:03 PM PST by John Frum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SouthTexas; ChefKeith; humblegunner
Let me know when he can visit Texas.

Back up is available.

Let us know too.

We only have pitchforks and shovels.........

43 posted on 12/30/2005 5:20:20 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
His partner is a real prize too.


For the past ten years, John Hinckley has dated Leslie deVeau, whom he met when she too was a mental patient at St. Elizabeth's. The couple takes daily walks, often lunch together, and share a mutual love of books. According to John's mother, Leslie "handles so many of John's problems. She's just been our angel." But deVeau is hardly an angel. While deVeau is a former social worker who currently works at St. Elizabeth's hospital aiding outpatient recovery, in 1982 she shot and killed her ten-yer-old daughter. Distraught, deVeau then attempted to commit suicide by shooting herself in the left shoulder. Her left arm, however, suffered massive injuries and was amputated. Like John, deVeau pled insanity at her trial and the jury adjudged her not guilty by reason of insanity. She was released after spending four years at St. Elizabeth's. As of 1998, Leslie and John have been dating for ten years.


44 posted on 12/30/2005 5:28:46 PM PST by Bon mots
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eaker; SouthTexas; humblegunner

And tall trees with short heavy ropes...


45 posted on 12/30/2005 5:29:00 PM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Casloy
Jodie isn't that desperate...shudder.

sw

46 posted on 12/30/2005 5:31:56 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Eaker; ChefKeith; humblegunner

If they read FR I doubt if they'll let him come this far south.LOL


47 posted on 12/30/2005 5:35:11 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all. Happy New Year!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Eaker; SouthTexas; ChefKeith
We only have pitchforks and shovels...

Horse puckey.
I think you are familiar with my chainsaw.

48 posted on 12/30/2005 5:36:18 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Eaker; ChefKeith
Chainsaw is far too quick. We have fire ants, lots of fire ants.

Ants gotta eat too.

49 posted on 12/30/2005 5:40:43 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all. Happy New Year!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: SouthTexas; TheMom; Eaker; ChefKeith
Chainsaw is far too quick.

Oh, I don't know.. I'm fairly imprecise and imaginative.

50 posted on 12/30/2005 5:45:59 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson