On March 6, 1981, the United States Yale University freshman girl Jodie Foster (Jodie Foster) submitted to the teacher a few signature for yuehan·xinkeli (John Hinckley) love letters. At the age of 14 to star in the movie taxi driver Oscar-nominated foster is trying to adjust to college life, few months to hear from this stranger makes her overly disturbing. Teacher letter to Yale's campus police, police searched throughout the city, but did not find the person named Hinckley.
On March 30, foster's class as usual, going to the library, and chat with friends. In the days after the news conference, she said, that afternoon, she heard in the radio news United States President Ronald Reagan, news of the assassination, but she was in no mood for more details. After dinner, she returned to the bedroom, she entered the roommate cried: "Judy, yuehan·xinkeli! "
"Yuehan·xinkeli what's wrong? "She asked, half joking, she had complained to roommates before Hinckley pursuit.
Roommate told her in an attempt to assassinate Reagan once wrote to her yuehan·xinkeli. Eventually, the bullets remain in Reagan's lung, only 2.5 cm from the heart. Also wounded were White House press secretaries, a secret service agent and a Washington police officer. Hinckley was subsequently arrested.
That evening, Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) found foster, Hinckley and foster left a letter before action: "Judy, I ask you to look into your heart, at least give me a chance, using the historic move to earn your respect and love. "Said Hinckley is trying to imitate in the movie taxi driver attempted to assassinate presidential candidate leading man in the film, the actor plays a foster care child prostitutes are, and ultimately saved her.
Since then, Hinckley was acquitted due to suffering from mental illness, had been treated at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington.
After discharge will be subject to strict monitoring
After 35 years, the United States District Court on July 27, 2016, now 61, Hinckley is no longer pose a threat to themselves and others, to be discharged. Hinckley could come as early as August 5, discharge and thereafter 90-year old mother to live at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia.
According to the Washington Post reports, the judges stated in the release order, Hinckley must stay in a 50-mile radius of Williamsburg area, must carry the phone which can be tracked and reported information about their cars. In addition, Hinckley would not be allowed to modify their Web pages on a computer record, not through network upload anything, not in the case of unauthorized use of social networks.
Meanwhile, Williamsburg, Hinckley each week with the psychiatrist meet, at least once a month to Washington to participate in treatment, and at least three times a week to participate in work or volunteer activities. Hinckley was forbidden contact with any news media, would not be allowed access to the victims and their families and the United States President and Congress. If Hinckley had violated any of the above provisions are likely to be sent back to the hospital.
In a 103-page opinion, the judge wrote that Hinckley from the 90 's of the last century under the supervision of outsiders back home in Williamsburg access, then the Court and allowed him to stay at home for at least a month for 17 days in the past 10 years, he has successfully come home more than 80 times.
Over the years, Hinckley as a volunteer in the local psychiatric hospital, got a job in a church, and mothers to go out to eat, go for a drive. Sometimes he would go bowling, listening to lectures, outdoor concerts, and exercising in the local community center, school charges. Judge said Hinckley has made great progress in social, relationship with women becoming more healthy.
Hinckley's family expressed its full support for the Court's decision, some neighbors also welcomed Hinckley in his community back home. But there are neighbors, friends and organize to remain vigilant.
Hinckley's lawyer Bali·liewen said that for a long time, people should be assured the judge's decision, because "United States of the mental health system and the justice system are in operation, and work very well."
United States Attorney's Office spokesman, is currently reviewing the judge's opinion, does not make any comment for the time being.
Reagan's eldest son maikeer·ligen says he has forgiven the Hinckley. Reagan's daughter, PADI·daiweisi said he permitted Hinckley hospital does not surprise, but she was sick.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Research Institute, said in a statement: "we believe that yuehan·xinkeli continued to pose a threat to others, we strongly oppose his release. " The people s daily published an article talking
Jodie Foster's spokesman declined to comment.
Attempted assassination of Reagan's killer yuehan·xinkeli, taken in 2003. Network information
Reagan assassination on United States society with far-reaching
This attempted assassination of 35 years ago is still cause for concern, not only because it involves the United States Presidents and Hollywood stars, also because it is in many ways the United States left a far-reaching impact on society.
Reagan's approval ratings soared after the assassination, policy implementation and smooth all the way. According to the United States cable news network (CNN), when Reagan first took office, won the 74% Republicans, 38% 53% of Democrats and independent voters support. But by his 100th day in Office, his approval rating among Republicans, Democrats and independent voters, respectively, and 92% and 70%.
After rehabilitation when Reagan went to Congress to introduce myself to the economic recovery and Tax Act, he received a three-minute standing ovation. Surge in support to help him implement tax cuts, brought United States Conservatives still talked about the "golden age".
United States Federal secret service has completely changed the way of protecting the President. It is today United States reported secret services after the assassination of lessons, review of security measures. Since then, when the President is in and out of an activity, public and media was banned from the secret service guard the entrance. In the presence of the President, the secret service began to use metal detectors to check people present for weapons. Details of the President's daily schedule is no longer published, secret service personnel and resources are increasing sharply in the past more than 30 years.
On gun control, was paralyzed at that time under the White House Press Secretary, called for the implementation of the zhanmusi·bulaidi family, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 was promulgated requiring gun buyers to accept Federal background checks and a 5 day waiting period. Previously opposed to the Reagan also strongly supported the Brady Handgun Control Bill.
Hinckley was found not guilty because of mental illness also stirred up controversy in the legal community. According to the United States on public television network (PBS) reported after the Hinckley case, members of Congress introduced 26 bills repealing or changing the use of mental illness pleaded not guilty, and eventually introduced in 1984 the mental illness defence reform law. More than 30 States across the United States Government modified the law, improve mental illness defense barriers, of which 3 States directly repealed a mental defense.
In the media, CNN had just founded less than a year after receiving the message, 48 hour live investigation in detail, as in the United States of the three major television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) competition, started in major events live on fame.
Jodie Foster was only 19 years old is shrouded in the shadows for a long time after the assassination. "My body was twitching spasms of pain. My pain. "After a year, she wrote," I no longer think about the President, attackers, crime and the media. I was crying for my own. I, a reluctant victim, to the final cost of that person. "10 years after the incident, when she heard that the facilitator referring to Hinckley, in a television interview, she immediately canceled the interview. So far, she has refused to comment publicly about Hinckley.
(Note: data from Jodie Foster April 2, 1981 press conference video, 1981, reports the New York Times)