Skip to comments.Judge Grants Hinckley Overnight Visits
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.
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Good thing he's not crazy.
Why is this POS still alive?
"His doctors have said his depression and psychosis are in full remission".
Hey, I hear Hinckley is now allowed night visits. Anyone else want to come with me some night and pay him a visit?
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.
Maybe the guy who shot John Lennon needs to contact the good Dr.?
Please, don't no one tell him that Chuck Schumer has been tagging Jodie Foster.
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...
I hope he "gets the rabbit in him", gets picked up within an hour and there's an end put to this foolishness...
Can any of us cite an example of an honest utterance by a "conservative psychologist"? Does this critter even, actually, exist?
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.
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.
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 ......
LOL... how true.
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).
PEST syndrome ??? /chuckle
Kelsey Grammer played one on TV.
Not that there is anything wrong with that!
Maybe that's the answer for both of these guys. Free them. Let them out. Today.
Schmucky Schumer always looks like a sleazy lawyer.
Hey! He IS a sleazy lawyer!
Check out John Rosemond. Liberals hate him so he must be saying somethings right.
Actually, I think it more likely she is boinking Hillary Clinton.
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
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?
More liberal judges means more nut cases out for a party!
Lord, forgive me, but... ,,|,,
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.
I was thinking the same thing. shoot a pothead rock star and you're in trouble.
shoot a president and you're a parolee.
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.
Let me know when he can visit Texas.
Wow... that's certainly worth food for thought.
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.
At this stage and given his compliance with the conditions of shorter term releases, there is nothing inappropriate about these new restrictions.
Heh. I was going to suggest our beloved friends the immediate past First Couple.
More like this:
Telegram to John Hinckley:
Watch your back!! You never know who's gonna be watching ya ;-)
Back up is available.
Let us know too.
We only have pitchforks and shovels.........
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.
And tall trees with short heavy ropes...
If they read FR I doubt if they'll let him come this far south.LOL
I think you are familiar with my chainsaw.
Ants gotta eat too.
Oh, I don't know.. I'm fairly imprecise and imaginative.