John Hinckley: Attempted Reagan Assassin Gets More Time With Momma

    December 21, 2013
    Val Powell
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John Hinckley Jr. is the man who attempted to assassinate former US President Ronald Reagan. The would-be assassin was found not guilty in court by reason of insanity. Today, Hinckley spends his time at St.Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital in Washington.

The now 58-year-old Hinckley, attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 in an effort to impress a teen actress.  Apart from seriously wounding Reagan, White House press secretary James Brady, Police officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy were all shot in the attack. They all survived.

Yesterday, a federal judge allowed Hinckley more days to visit his elderly mother in Williamsburg, VA. Before the judges ruling, Hinckley was restricted to only 10 days of visitation per month but he has now been granted 7 more days.

In a 106-page opinion, district Judge Paul Friedman said he was convinced that Hinckley would not endanger the lives of others and himself if he spends more hours away from the institution. However, Hinckley must prove to the court that he can better socialize and integrate himself in Williamsburg before granting him further visitation time.

The judge further noted that more visits to Williamsburg could offer Hinckley new employment opportunities and “structured community activities” than are available to him at the hospitals. The hospital is required to send regular reports to the court outlining his activities and movements while Hinckley is away in Williamsburg.

Nonetheless, this will not bring Hinckley’s case to a close. There have been legal debates over what should be done with Hinckley’s case with his doctors urging the judge to gradually expand Hinckley’s freedom and eventually give him total freedom. However, the judge wrote that it would not be wise to grant Hinckley further freedom without further evaluation.

Apparently there is still some question as to his trustworthiness. The judge gave an example where Hinckley had recently lied about watching two movies and also noted that he had not yet established any new associations to any groups or made any friendships in Williamsburg.

Watch the assassination attempt of President Reagan as it happened in 1981

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  • Idiot

    I was a kid when this would happen. I always wondered what the real story is behind this attempt. Hinckley was portrayed as a deranged loner who shot Reagan to “impress Jodie Foster”. But Hinckley was no Salvation Army panhandler. Former Dean of the University of Montana Journalism Department, Nathaniel Blumberg, wrote a book called The Afternoon of March 30…, in which he examines Hinckley’s connections to the Bush family. Hinckley’s father was a Texas oilman and a close friend and fundraiser for TC and CFR member George Bush Sr. The Hinckley’s were also cozy with the H. L. Hunt family and Texas Governor John Connally.

    On January 23, 1981 Scott Hinckley (John’s brother) met with Neil Bush, son of George Sr., at his home after Hinckley’s Vanderbilt Oil Company had received notice of an audit by the Department of Energy. On March 30th, Hinckley was told by Energy that they had uncovered pricing violations at Vanderbilt for the years 1977-1980. Penalties were threatened. Just over an hour after Hinckley’s meeting with Bush ended, President Reagan was shot by Hinckley’s brother John Jr. That night Scott Hinckley scheduled a dinner with Neil Bush. Neil Bush was working at Amoco, which after becoming BP Amoco tapped Zbigniew Brzezinski for its board of directors.

    The judge at the Hinckley trial was Barrington D. Parker who had presided over the sham trial of Chilean dissident Orlando Letelier’s murderers. When CIA Director Richard Helms was caught lying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about CIA funding of the 1973 Chilean coup that overthrew the democratically-elected Salvador Allende, it was Parker who gave Helms a 2-year suspended sentence and a paltry $2,000 fine. That night Helms’ spook buddies met at a Washington, DC country club to celebrate. In May 2001 President George W. Bush nominated Parker for a Federal Appeals Court appointment.

    John Hinckley had been arrested on weapons charges in Nashville in 1977 when President Carter happened to be in town. But Hinckley walked and wasn’t even put on an FBI watch list. The day he shot Reagan, a mysterious woman made several calls to Hinckley’s hotel room. The Sunday night before Reagan was shot, Vice President George Bush Sr., who would have taken over as President had Reagan died, addressed the TC. Reagan, for his part, never mentioned the Trilateral Commission again.

    It is weird how most major events in US history have a connection to the Tri Lateral Commission and off course the Bilderbergers and the illuminati. All major events in US history are interrelated and heck, the bloodlines of most of the Presidents all go back to England.

    I just find it all odd and I just don’t buy a person would shoot a president over a celebrity. But time and time again, we are always told it is a lone nut. I have seen crazy people. I have been in mental institutions as a part of audits. Real nuts aren’t capable of pulling off highly complex things. They have a hard enough time just waking up in the morning.

    • Really … Wow

      It is amazing how the bush family is connected to so many major events:

      — the moving of Nazi money into America after WWII
      — the Kennedy assassination
      — Reagan’s shooting
      — Bin Laden and the Carlyle Group

      Where there is smoke there is fire. I assure you.