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Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley is a completely free man

The man who attempted to murder Ronald Reagan and ruined the life of James Brady is now back on the streets, doing whatever he wants.

According to Fox News:

John Hinckley received an unconditional release Wednesday, 41 years after he shot President Ronald Reagan.

Hinckley, 67, attempted to assassinate Reagan in 1981. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman had previously announced Hinckley would be released on June 15. Hinckley’s attorney Barry Levine confirmed the full release in an email to Fox News Digital.

“If he hadn’t tried to kill a president he would have been released unconditionally a long time ago,” Judge Friedman said at the time.

In addition to Reagan, Hinckley shot then-White House press secretary James Brady, as well as a Secret Service agent and a Washington police officer. Brady suffered long-term health problems from the shooting and his death in 2014 was ruled a homicide, though additional charges against Hinckley were not pursued.

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