Smile for the Bo actress, the second generation of the rich in the United States successfully assassinated the president

   “Finally free after 41 years, 2 months and 5 days!” Hinckley tweeted as soon as he regained his freedom. He was released unconditionally from June 15 and is no longer subject to any court supervision. After showing off the latest news, the first thing this fat-headed, big-eared, wandering-eyed old man did was to inquire about the whereabouts of Hollywood actress Jodie Foster.
   That year, it was to attract the attention of this blonde, when he was 25 years old with a gun to assassinate then US President Ronald Reagan, causing a worldwide uproar. Now Hinkley is over sixty years old, but more “proud” than when he was young. Originally unknown, he became a household name because of the assassination – after his release from prison, he will give a solo concert in Brooklyn, New York, on July 8, which is currently sold out.
  Attempting to “become famous by thorns”
   As the son of a Colorado oil tycoon, Hinckley grew up in a well-off environment and had almost everything he wanted at his fingertips. But he is introverted, does not like to study, and often indulges in fantasy because of his obsession with literature and art. It was Hinkley’s biggest dream to become famous in Hollywood by writing songs and composing songs.
   Unfortunately, this wish never came true. Strict tutoring also made his adolescence quite empty and boring. After a long period of depression, Hinkley deliberately stayed away from the crowd and suffered from depression and other mental illnesses.
   It wasn’t until the moment he saw Foster on the big screen that Hinckley’s eyes glowed like never before.
   In 1976, Foster, who was only 13 years old, played a 12-year-old prostitute in “Taxi Driver”. In the film, she was radiant and charming. Actor Robert De Niro plays a lonely and autistic Vietnam veteran in the film. He attempts to murder the presidential candidate to attract the attention of the woman he has a crush on.
   Hinckley was so fascinated by Foster that he watched Taxi Driver back and forth 15 times. He couldn’t find a sense of existence in reality, so he had to project himself in the movie characters-he likened himself to De Niro, and wanted to imitate him in every move.
   The imitation at first was cautious. Hinkley was arrested in October 1979 on suspicion of harassing then-President Jimmy Carter, but was soon released.
   In November of the following year, Reagan, then 69, became president of the United States. Not long after, Beatles soul John Lennon was assassinated.
   Hinckley’s nerves were stimulated again. He secretly prepared a gun and went to Yale University, where Foster was studying at the time. He managed to get Foster’s address and frequently wrote letters to harass her, one of which was Reagan and his wife. Nancy’s photo.
   Hinckley wrote on the back of the photo: “Aren’t they a sweet couple? Nancy is sexy enough. One day you and I will occupy the White House and these hillbillies will be drooling with envy. Until then, please do your best Most likely to remain a virgin. You’re a virgin, aren’t you? Love your Hinckley.”
   Overwhelmed, Foster once called the police. Hinckley’s parents are also very worried about their son’s eccentric behavior. Family psychologist John Hope gave Hinckley’s parents a “ruthless prescription” – kicking Hinckley out of the house to force him to grow up.
   It was this decision that pushed Hinckley to the brink of collapse.
   After running away from home, Hinckley sold the car that the family gave him and wandered aimlessly with the money. The letter he sent to Foster has never been answered, and the realization of his musical dream is still far away. He became more and more disheartened, and gradually began to give up on himself.
   On March 30, 1981, a drizzle fell in Washington. Seeing the news that Reagan was about to speak for a labor rally in front of the Hilton Hotel, Hinckley’s mind came back to the veterans in the movie. He decided to take the plunge and become a household name by imitating veterans and doing some earth-shattering things.
   Before the action, he did not forget to leave a letter to Foster, which wrote: “Dear, in the process of trying to assassinate Reagan, I may be killed. However, it doesn’t matter, I just want to ask you Look into your heart, or at least give me a chance to earn your respect and affection for this historic act.”
   At 2:30 p.m. that day, Reagan walked out of the Hilton Hotel after his speech and walked to the bulletproof car beside him. He was all smiles, raised his right hand high, and waved frequently to the welcoming crowd.
   Hinckley suddenly jumped out of the group of reporters, jerked out his revolver, and fired two shots at Reagan, “Pong! Pong!”
   Agent McCarthy lunged between Reagan and the assassin. “Pong! Pong! Pong! Pong!” Four more shots. The other agents landed on Reagan and yelled at the driver of the bulletproof car, “Drive! Drive!”
   However, the bullet hit Reagan, and a post-mortem examination showed that one bullet was only 3 inches from his heart. Reagan was shot through the lungs and was taken to hospital for bomb removal surgery.
   There was chaos at the scene, and White House press secretary Brady was shot above his left eyebrow, and his face fell to the ground. Agents, police, and youth huddle together. Hinckley, who fired six shots in a row, was handcuffed and escorted to the Washington Police Department under heavy guard.
   The arrested Hinckley did not show any remorse, but insisted that his lawyers bring the movie star Foster to testify, and blatantly described the shooting as “the greatest love confession in the history of the world”.
   Fortunately, Reagan recovered quickly and was discharged from the hospital on the 13th day after the operation. Brady was seriously injured and nearly paralyzed.
  He was acquitted a year later.
   According to prosecutors, Hinckley was found guilty of 13 counts of illegally buying, possessing, using a weapon and murdering the president, wounding McCarthy and Brady, and was sentenced to life in prison by law.
   However, under U.S. law, people with mental disorders are not legally responsible for their actions. Hinckley’s parents then came forward and claimed: “Hinkley is a (mentally) ill child.” They did not hesitate to hire first-class lawyers and psychiatrists to collect relevant evidence to defend their son.
   In May 1981, two days before his 26th birthday, Hinckley tried to commit suicide by taking tranquilizers; in November of that year, he wanted to hang himself in his cell again… The psychiatrist hired by the defense made a straight point, and the above cases can prove that The client’s mental problems are extremely serious, and he belongs to a “paranoiac” type of mentally ill patient.
   The psychiatrist hired by the prosecution believes that Hinkley methodically studied the schedule of the president’s activities and wounded four people with six shots at the most favorable moment, which proves that he was sane and sane at the time of the assassination.
   In order to fully identify Hinkley’s mental state, it took more than a year after the shooting occurred before the federal court announced the establishment of a jury to hear the case in public.
   On June 21, 1982, the judge announced the verdict: “The defendant is not guilty by reason of insanity.”
   This verdict shocked the nation. 87% of the U.S. public believes that the defendants overuse the psychiatric defense. The American Medical Association advocates for the outright abolition of the psychiatric defense, and the American Psychiatric Association and the American Bar Association call for reform. These public opinions only sparked a short-lived spark in society, and did not ultimately affect Hinckley’s treatment.

   Despite immunity from criminal penalties, Hinckley was not freed. He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Washington, where he was hospitalized indefinitely and would not be released until it could be proved that he was no longer a danger to society.
   During the 35-year period, Hinckley’s family applied for his release several times, but the authorities refused.
   Until 2016, the judge made a new determination: “Hinkley poses no danger to himself or others.” At this point, the court allowed Hinkley to live with his mother in Virginia. The conditions are regular visits for medical treatment, no access to the president, members of Congress, no alcohol, no weapons, and weekly social services.
   Regulations on Hinkley gradually eased. In their letter supporting the lifting of Hinkley’s restraints, federal prosecutors wrote: “Since his discharge from the hospital, Hinkley has not made verbal threats or shown conduct that is harmful to himself, others, or others’ property. He has not shown any Disruptive behavior or problem behavior.”
   Although Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis opposed Hinckley’s release – she did not believe Hinckley had any remorse. However, the court still claimed that Hinkley has always complied with the conditions set by the court and his mental state has remained stable, and decided to release him unconditionally from June 15 and cancel all supervision.
  ”Benefiting from notoriety”
   “The decision to release unconditionally demonstrates how a loving family and treatment by an excellent psychologist can save the life of a person ravaged by mental illness,” Hinckley’s defense attorney said.
   However, Virginia residents, where Hinkley and his mother live, questioned this. Some people believe that Hinkley should be controlled for a lifetime. “His crimes are unforgivable.” Others worry that this will have a negative demonstration effect and community safety will be affected. threaten.
   On social media Twitter, some netizens questioned: “The assassination of the president can still be exonerated, how rich is this family?” There are also comments that Hinckley was released unconditionally and became an Internet celebrity singer because of the crime. Big joke, and American laws that overly protect criminals’ rights and gun-infested American society are the source of all this evil.
   The Reagan Presidential Foundation said in a statement it was saddened and concerned that Hinckley was released unconditionally to pursue a for-profit music career, saying he was “obviously trying to profit from notoriety.”
   But none of these questioning voices could stop Hinckley’s “star luck”, and Hinckley’s musical dream in his youth was getting closer.
   From 2020, Hinckley, who was originally required to stay away from the media, was allowed to publish literary and artistic works in his own name. For the past two years, he has been posting his self-playing and self-singing works on Youtube, mainly covering Bob Dylan and “Elvis”, and occasionally posting his own original songs.
   Thanks to the “blessing” of the assassination of the president that year, his YouTube has nearly 30,000 subscribers, which greatly inspired Hinckley. Aiming to become a full-time musician, he announced that he had started working on an original album, which he was looking for a record label to release on his behalf.
   Right now, he’s going to take advantage of his current name to hold “John Hinckley’s Atonement Journey” tour around the world. This absurd “Atonement” concert may really make Foster “impressive” to him.

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