The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is asking to spend more time outside a Washington mental hospital, but a government lawyer says John Hinckley’s request is premature and that he recently lied to cover up the fact he looked at books on Reagan and presidential assassinations.
Murdoc didn’t know that this guy already was allowed 10-day visits to his mother’s home. During one of them, he said he was going to a movie and instead went to a Barnes & Noble to look at books about Reagan and presidential assassinations. He didn’t know the Secret Service was watching him.
Here’s Murdoc’s simple one-step test to see whether or not increased freedom should be considered:
1) Is the subject still breathing?
If the answer is YES, it is premature to consider additional freedom.