Armed Polite Society

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

R.I.P. Scout26

Author Topic: John Hinckley Jr. walks free  (Read 177 times)

WLJ

  • friends
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 17,035
  • I am not a cat
John Hinckley Jr. walks free
« on: June 15, 2022, 05:39:19 PM »

Not sure what to think

Quote
John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was freed from court oversight Wednesday, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals.

“After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT LAST!!!,” he wrote on Twitter shortly after 12 p.m.

And there's going to be a concert

Quote
Freedom for Hinckley will include giving a concert — he plays guitar and sings — in Brooklyn, New York, that’s scheduled for July. He’s already gained nearly 30,000 followers on Twitter and YouTube in recent months as the judge loosened Hinckley’s restrictions before fully lifting all of them.

Washington, DC Judge Declares John Hinckley Jr. a Free Man
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/washington-dc-judge-declares-john-hinckley-jr-a-free-man/
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us".
- Calvin and Hobbes

HankB

  • friend
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 14,319
Re: John Hinckley Jr. walks free
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 06:01:37 PM »

If he'd shot a democrat POTUS he'd still be in a cell.
Trump won in 2016. Democrats haven't been so offended since Republicans came along and freed their slaves.
Those who work for a living are being BURIED by those who vote for a living.
Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods. - H.L. Mencken
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

AZRedhawk44

  • friends
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 13,298
Re: John Hinckley Jr. walks free
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 06:15:09 PM »

If he'd shot a democrat POTUS he'd still be in a cell.

Nope.  If he shot a Democrat POTUS the CIA and FBI would have made sure he never survived to arrest, let alone trial.
"But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."
--Lysander Spooner

I reject your authoritah!

MillCreek

  • Skippy The Wonder Dog
  • friend
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 18,573
  • APS Risk Manager
Re: John Hinckley Jr. walks free
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 07:12:33 PM »

He has essentially been free (released from St. Elizabeth's) since 2016.  Even before then, he was allowed unsupervised visits outside the hospital with his family.  This latest round just removes any court oversight. 
_____________
Regards,
MillCreek
Snohomish County, WA  USA


Quote from: Angel Eyes on August 09, 2018, 01:56:15 AM
You are one lousy risk manager.

Pb

  • friend
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,569
Re: John Hinckley Jr. walks free
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2022, 10:36:48 PM »

That POS was never even charged for murdering James Brady (who died of his injuries many years later).  He should have been executed. 

I detest our criminal "justice" system.

Perd Hapley

  • Radicalized since 1776
  • friend
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 58,689
  • beep/bop/boop
Re: John Hinckley Jr. walks free
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2022, 11:23:32 PM »

He has essentially been free (released from St. Elizabeth's) since 2016.  Even before then, he was allowed unsupervised visits outside the hospital with his family.  This latest round just removes any court oversight.

Interesting timing. In 2017, several Republican politicians came close to being assassinated.  Court supervision ends just days after a would-be assassin goes after a Republican-appointed justice.
I do not own a boat. I still have all my guns, cuz this is America.