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http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/12/30/hinckley.home/index.html

The ******* should never get out of the pysco ward for any reason :thumbdwn:

The man who shot President Reagan in 1981 and who has been in a Washington mental hospital since being found not guilty by reason of insanity can start getting out a little more.

U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman relaxed the conditions for John Hinckley Jr. on Friday, saying he would be allowed three visits of three nights each to his parents' home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Two years ago, Hinckley was granted permission by the court to leave St. Elizabeths Hospital with his parents for day trips and some overnight visits, but they had to remain within 50 miles of Washington. That restriction meant he could not visit his parents at their home.

He will not be accompanied by hospital staff.

If doctors determine Hinckley is behaving and interacting well with his parents, he could receive an additional four visits of up to four nights each.

However, Hinckley "is not permitted to leave one or both parents' supervision at any time during the course of the conditional release," except when the hospital prescribes time away from his parents, the judge said.

Friedman added that regardless of any prescription, Hinckley can't be away from his parents for more than 90 minutes and must remain in a certain geographic area. Also, he must refrain from activites like obtaining a driver's license and seeking a job.

Hinckley's attorneys wanted six initial visits approved.

Last September, the government opposed allowing Hinckley to visit his elderly parents' home, saying that he was still deceptive and dangerous.

Friedman said Friday that he approved of Hinckley "acclimating himself to the world outside the hospital" through a variety of activites, including gardening, shopping, cooking and walking around his parent's neighborhood.

Hinckley's attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment, and a U.S. Department of Justice official said the agency would not issue a comment until the ruling could be reviewed.

Hinckley has been at St. Elizabeths since 1982, when he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for wounding the president and three others: White House press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a Washington police officer.

Doctors have testified that Hinckley attempted to kill Reagan in an attempt to woo actress Jodie Foster.
 



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that is sad.
 






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Rick said:
Doctors have testified that Hinckley attempted to kill Reagan in an attempt to woo actress Jodie Foster.

If only he had known how shitty the movie "Contact" was, maybe things would be different....
 






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There was an article in today's local paper talking to some of the residents of the area Hinkley's parents live in (about 20 miles from my house). The reaction was mixed.

The Daily Press, 12/31/05

"The proposed visits to Southeast Virginia have divided Kingsmill, an affluent gated community in James City County.

Bruce Goodson, JCC's Roberts District supervisor and a Kingsmill resident, said many neighbors say they feel threatened by the prospect of Hinckley in their neighborhood.

The judge's ruling is unfortunate, he said.

"I think people will be very uneasy about the fact that he'll be allowed to visit the community and not really be under the kind of scrutiny and the kind of oversight that he should have," he said. "We're worried about what kind of impact that will have on the community."

Another Kingsmill resident said the news came as a positive surprise - both for her and for Hinckley's parents, who she said she was going to call to congratulate Friday night.

"It's the most marvelous Christmas gift and New Year's gift they could ever receive," said Peg Czufin, who lives in Kingsmill and has been a vocal supporter of letting Hinckley visit the development. "All the professionals were saying John Hinckley Jr., was ill in 1981. But ... he's in remission. The things that were wrong with him then are not wrong with him now."
 






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... he's in remission. The things that were wrong with him then are not wrong with him now."

Until he stops taking his meds and starts hearing voices telling him to kill people:rolleyes:
 






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