WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Court To Rule On Privileges For Reagan Shooter John Hinckley

Play associated audio

The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is back in court this week.

The hearing for John Hinckley will focus on whether he should get to spend more time away from the psychiatric hospital where he has been living, according to the Associated Press. Lawyers spent two weeks in late 2011 discussing plans that would expand Hinckley's release privileges from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C.

Hinckley has been allowed 10-day stretches at his mother's home in Virginia. Part of the plan was that Hinckley also would attend group programs at People's Place in Williamsburg, Va., but the treatment facility has since withdrawn its participation. 

The hearing in federal court in the District begins today and is expected to last no more than three days.

NPR

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
NPR

#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
WAMU 88.5

The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

NPR

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tesla Motors faces scrutiny after a motorist died using its Autopilot feature. It has ambitions to be a tech company and an energy company, but first it must become a successful car company.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.