Excerpt from Hot Air
Written by Jazz Shaw
We’ve been watching the ongoing hearings involving would-be presidential assassin and Hollywood fan boy John Hinckley for some time now and I’ve always maintained some level of hope that it was typical legal wrangling with no real substance behind it. But it turns out I was wrong. His defense team prevailed through every stage of the game and we learned this week that he would be leaving his forced hospitalization to go live with family members. That has now happened. (ABC News)
A federal judge ruled in late July that the 61-year-old John Hinckley is not a danger to himself or the public and can live full-time at his mother’s home in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Hinckley had already been visiting Williamsburg for long stretches at a time and preparing for the full-time transition. He’ll have to follow a lot of rules while in Williamsburg, but his longtime lawyer Barry Levine says he thinks Hinckley will be a “citizen about whom we can all be proud.”
The fact that Barry Levine can stand in front of the cameras with a straight face and tell us that Hinckley will be a citizen about whom we can all be proud makes this the perfect example of a sick parody come to life.