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    Forensic psychologist says man who shot Reagan is no longer a threat

    After almost 30 years in a mental hospital, John W. Hinckley Jr., the college dropout who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan, is moving closer to the day his doctors may recommend he go free.

    According to court records, a forensic psychologist at the hospital has testified that "Hinckley has recovered to the point that he poses no imminent risk of danger to himself or others."That concerns former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, who helped oversee Hinckley's prosecution in 1982. He told CNN, "I think John Hinckley will be a threat the rest of his life. He is a time bomb."Hinckley is now 55. Over government objections in 2009, a judge extended his furlough privileges at the home of his aging mother in Williamsburg, Virginia, to a dozen visits of 10 days each during the past year and a half. Any time he is away from his mother's home, Hinckley is required to carry a GPS-equipped cell phone for tracking purposes. And by court order, he is forbidden to talk to any media.

    More here: Doctors: Reagan shooter is recovering, not a danger - CNN.com

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    Good. Let him move in with the doctor and his family.
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    A GPS cell phone. You mean something he can put down and walk away from? Genius.
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    I agree with the captain here.
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    A GPS cell phone. You mean something he can put down and walk away from? Genius
    My thought exactly. All this does is give them an out if/when he does do something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Good. Let him move in with the doctor and his family.
    Yup.
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    Maybe I'm wrong but I figure if you try to kill a president and wind up severely injuring several others in the process, you might need to stay penned up. Period. Forever. In a secure mental hospital or prison, either one. "I'm sorry" doesn't work for this one. I have to wonder what Jodi Foster thinks.

    "The ultimate question is whether a preponderance of the evidence supports the proposition that Mr. Hinckley will not, in the reasonable future, be a danger to himself or others." The judge agreed with hospital doctors that Hinckley would not.
    Just how long is the "Reasonable future" when you are talking about whether a person is a danger to others or not?
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