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Hinckley Granted More Freedom

by Keith Koffler on December 21, 2013, 10:55 am

The man who tried to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 is now spending more than half his time not incarcerated.

HinckleyJohn Hinckley Jr. has been granted permission to walk out of St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Washington – where he’s been receiving treatment since being found not guilty by way of insanity three decades ago – and head to his mother’s hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia for 17 days a month. This is an increase from the 10 days previously permitted monthly.

This even though Hinckley, who is now 58, is still practicing “deceptive behavior” and has no friends or associates. His lawyer says he is on a “trajectory moving toward unconditional release,” and the judge who increased Hinckley’s freedom says he “will not be a danger to himself or to others.”

The Secret Service, which monitors his movements, is not so sure.

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srdem65 December 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

Are we reading this right?
He used to be sane for 10 days a month, but now he’s sane for 17 days a month.
Are we to assume that the rest of the month he’s a danger to himself and others and not sane?

There’s no sensible reason to release him to the public. He’s been incarcerated for too long to be a productive, free citizen, and no one would want to hire him, or even live near him.
He’s institutionialized, the same as any criminal who has spent way too many years in custody.

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Girly1 December 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

Can’t add anything more. Well said, srdem.

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rawheadrex December 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm

When he was sane for 10 days a month, he passed the threshold for democrat party membership; 17 days a month, republican party. If he regains sanity 24/7, he may join the TEA Party. If they have told him the truth about Jodie Foster, he will have to find someone else to impress and some other stunt to do that.

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Margie Saunders December 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

like Heather responded I’m in shock that a stay at home mom can profit $6937 in a few weeks on the computer. visit the website… WWW.T­E­C­8­­0.C­O­M

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Oriese42 December 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm

my best friend’s mother-in-law makes $78 every hour on the laptop. She has been without work for 8 months but last month her check was $12071 just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to the website,,,,,,,
http://x.co/3UKit

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Star December 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

My dad was the shrink, not me. This is above my pay grade. If he does something else in the name of Jodie Foster, we can crash and burn over it then.

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Mike December 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

It’s DC. Who cares?

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Bonnie December 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

…we could put a bounty on a few of them in DC. Anyone care to start a list?

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Susan December 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

The charming Ted Bundy was pretty convincing too. Once a sociopath, always a sociopath.

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Lee December 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

If he was doing anything productive on his sane days off. Working for the people of the U.S. one way or another to show remorse. If he is not insane what treatment are they giving him at the hospital?

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LCDR M(Ret) December 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

“…the judge who increased Hinckley’s freedom says he “will not be a danger to himself or to others.””

Let’s test that theory out, your judgeness, by moving him next to YOU!

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