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Police Call Death of Former White House Press Secretary James Brady a Homicide

Society & Culture  (tags: James Brady, death, murder, news, Virginia medical examiner, violence, crime, John Hinckley )

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A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday.

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Katie and Bill D (107)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 9:39 pm
Thank You Carrie

Laurie H (817)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 9:45 pm
This is appreciated Carrie!!~~~ Thanks for posting!!!~~

Laurie H (817)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 9:46 pm
OOPS!!! Noted too!!~

Lona G (80)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 10:54 pm
It's sad that Brady apparently died from the after effects of his gunshot wound, but as his death came more than thirty years after he was shot and the shootist, Hinckley, was already found not guilty by reason of insanity and has spent all those years in an asylum, why investigate it as a murder now? It seems like a terrible waste of money and resources and only carried out to please certain right wing Teabaggers.

Alan Lambert (91)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:10 am
My bet that it's so they can justify keeping the man who shot their beloved "Saint Ronnie" imprisoned for life...

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 4:23 am
Good decission,thanks Carrie.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 12:12 pm
'Brady, then Reaganís press secretary, was shot in the head by John Hinckley during the assassination attempt against Reagan in 1981. He became an outspoken gun control advocate and died in Alexandria, Virginia, at 73.'

Well, if Brady died years later from that gunshot wound, then it WAS a Homicide!
The Medical Examiner would be qualified to judge that... if it weren't for what happened in 1981, then Brady would still be alive now. Yes, one CAN die years later from such a shot to the head...

I don't know if this would lead to ANOTHER trial for Hinckley, and ANOTHER "not guilty by reason of insanity" {at the time}} verdict - or if that would be DOUBLE JEOPARDY which is of course illegal...
It's not legal to be tried TWICE for the same crime. Maybe Homicide of Brady would count as a "new" crime.
Asking for the Death Penalty for Murder of Brady?
However, I do doubt that the Medical Examiner did a cynical political thing that was unethical, and gave a FALSE conclusion... would be too easy to expose, I think...
Brady and his Family were VERY ACTIVE in the battle for Gun Control - which is AN ANATHEMA OF THE FAR RIGHT.
I remember receiving many mailings from them... and I supported their cause.
If this Homicide Verdict stirs up all those old demons -
Then, AGAIN, it can and MUST be used as an OBJECT LESSON for the entire country, to:

IF the Repukelicans decide to make of this a big Political Issue - let's hope they DO !- then -
CONTROL by the govt over guns, like it has over car licenses, pet licenses, business licenses, etc. - and -
SPENDING by the govt on INCREASED HEALTH CARE, such as Mental Health Care.

The Repukes are SO SHORT-SIGHTED! and not to mention HYPOCRITICAL...
The push for Gun Control is GROWING, at last....
Brady would've been gratified... his Family will be also.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:00 pm
Come on people, if it's not possible to die years later from something that's done to you today, then we have NO possible recourse against the poisoning polluters who are killing us. Just to name one, the Gulf disaster continues to have new consequences. Water is poison in West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio, and how many other places that we don't even know about? Long story short, if he died from that bullet, it was indeed a homicide.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:15 pm
Thanks for sharing Carrie.

Kevin Lewis (1)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:49 pm
I hope John Hinckely fries.

S J (130)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 7:12 pm
To salute him and all victims of gun violence, carry on gun control campaign.
thanks Carrie

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Monday August 11, 2014, 2:08 am
Noted. Thank you Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 7:19 am
Noted...thank you Carrie.

Nancy M (197)
Monday August 11, 2014, 3:03 pm
I'd need to know more about the reasoning behind this. Seems to be a bit of a stretch. But thanks for posting it.
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