The Guy Who Shot Ronald Reagan Is Being Set Free?!
Yep, he's still alive. This is real.
John Hinckley Jr. has been in custody ever since he shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981. Thankfully, all the victims survived, although Reagan's press secretary James Brady was critically injured and paralyzed. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and has spent the last 35 years under institutional psychiatric care.
He's 60 now, and according to USA Today, yesterday a judge ruled that he can be released. He'll live in Williamsburg, Virginia with his 90-year-old mother. His mental health will be monitored, his movements will be tracked, he can't go anywhere near the families of the people he shot, and he can't attempt to contact Jodie Foster, who he was stalking back in 1980. He was trying to impress her by shooting Reagan.
The Reagan Foundation said...whoa whoa whoa. They released this statement: Quote, "Contrary to the judge's decision, we believe John Hinckley is still a threat to others and we strongly oppose his release."
Do you think they should release him, or should he locked up for life?