Necessary background: "THE BUSH-HINCKLEY CONNECTION" archive, "Who Shot Ronald Reagan?" and "All in the Family: Poppy Bush's Failed Assassination of Reagan & the Hinckley - Lennon Connection": "When the Hinckley oil company, Vanderbilt Oil, started to fail in the 1960s, Bush, Sr.'s, Zapata Oil financially bailed out Hinckley's company. Hinckley had been running an operation with six dead wells, but he began making several million dollars a year after the Bush bailout. John W. Hinckley Sr., was also the president of the board for World Vision & the father of John Hinckley Jr., who was later charged with the attempted assassination of Reagan. Bush's son & younger brother of W., Neil Bush, was friends with Scott Hinckley, the brother of John Hinckley jr. Scott and Neil were scheduled to have dinner together the night after the assassination attempt on Reagan. ..."
It is a testament to CIA/right-wing control of mass media that little of this ever came close to informing consensus awareness. -- AC
WASHINGTON (USA Today)— The death of James Brady has been ruled a homicide resulting from John Hinckley Jr.'s attempted 1981 assassination of President Ronald Reagan, the Virginia Medical Examiner ruled Friday.
As a result, D.C. Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of the former White House press secretary and gun control icon. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the shooting that left Brady partially paralyzed.
Brady died Tuesday at age 73. The medical examiner attributed his death to the bullet that struck Brady in the head when Hinckley emptied his six-shot .22-caliber revolver in March 1981.
Hinckley, 59, has been confined to St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington and has received psychiatric treatment since his acquittal in 1982. Since 1999, he has been allowed outside the facility, with his unsupervised visits to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Va., gradually expanded to 17 days.
Gail Hoffman, a spokesperson for the Brady family, said Friday that she had not seen the formal ruling on Brady's death.
"But if it is accurate, it doesn't come as any surprise to any of us,'' she said. "Jim Brady suffered immensely after being shot. It's just a fact.''
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the advocacy group that bears the name of the former press secretary and his wife, Sarah, declined to comment.