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A wise decision not to charge John W. Hinckley Jr. in James Brady's death
A wise decision not to charge John W. Hinckley Jr. in James Brady's death

It’s not surprising that the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., has decided against trying to  prosecute John W. Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady. The surprise is that prosecutors gave the idea any serious thought after Brady’s death last August. It was  obvious at the time that prosecuting Hinckley for Brady’s death was a non-starter. Last week, the Justice Department announced that prosecutors had decided not to pursue charges against Hinckley after a “review of applicable law, the history of the case, and the circumstances of Mr. Brady’s death, including recently finalized autopsy findings.” But...

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