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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ronald Reagan and James Brady

John Hinckley Jr.is being released from the mental hospital that has been his home since 1981.  The professionals have determined that he is no longer a threat to himself or others.

Do you remember March 30, 1981? 

I was 21 years old, a college student, enjoying an internship in the New York State Assembly. I learned a lot about politics and the political process that semester.

And on that cold March day, I learned fear...

Hinckley did it to impress actress Jodie  Foster. 

He was obsessed with the movie Taxi Driver, in which Foster appeared, where the main character plots to kill a presidential candidate.

Words matter.

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