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James Brady's Death Now Ruled a Homicide..............

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Chee-to, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    James Brady's Death Ruled a Homicide, From Shot Hinckley Fired in 1981............
    Another death attributed to gun violence....


    Friday, Aug 8, 2014 • Updated at 2:12 PM PDT
    The death of James Brady -- President Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan's life in March 1981 -- was a homicide, the District of Columbia medical examiner ruled Friday.

    The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grevious injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady's murder in federal court.


    Brady was 73 when he died earlier this week. He had been partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair since the shooting, and his speech was slurred. He used his own example to launch a campaign against gun violence that led to groundbreaking gun control legislation signed into law in 1993.

    In Memoriam
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    The medical examiner's ruling has the potential to open the door to federal murder charges against Hinckley, who is now a mental patient at St. Elizabeth's hospital in suburban Washington.


    Hinkley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of attempted assassination of President Reagan.

    Brady and Reagan were shot on March 30, 1981 as they left the Washington Hilton Hotel.

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/n...cide-DC-Medical-Examiner-Rules-270522411.html
     
  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    My first thought is, why not? His injuries I'm sure shortened his life as much as his wealth, status and connections probably kept him alive so long.
    My only problem is, does the average Joe's family get to claim 33 year old injuries from a beating, knife or gun attack as" THE" cause of death when he finally dies, or just the high profile poster boy types for the anti-gun movement?
    I'd be even more O.K. with this as long as those responsible for gun free zones are held accountable for past murders of innocent people forced to be defenseless.
     
  3. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Death certificates usually have 3 causes of death listed. 1 leads to another, leads to another, leads to the actual death. The shooting may have been the very first thing listed, but it was not the cause of death.

    Strictly posturing for political purposes. Double Jeopardy anyone ??

    If this happens and creates a legal precedent, there are a lot of you guys going to be charged for things you may have done with young ladies back in your younger days.:eek::eek:
     
  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    How do we know that if he wasnt shot he would have been hit by a bus the next day. Perhaps the shooting saved his life and gave him an extra 30 years. Should we charge butterflies in Africa for flapping their wings?
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    What came of his injuries is just the same as Gabby Giffords shooting. Repubs that were corralled by the anti-gun crowd and have been fighting to take away our gun rights!!!!
     
  6. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Could we say "The root cause of death is birth????"

    Sheldon
     
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  7. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    I wonder if the anti gunners will include his death in their list of gun violence this year?
     
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  8. Phather

    Phather South SnoCo Active Member

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    Come to think of it, I cannot think of a single dead person that hadn't previously been born(or conceived, or whatever you consider the starting point of human life).
     
  9. Phather

    Phather South SnoCo Active Member

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    DC has tallied it as it's 71st criminal homicide this year.
     
  10. Phather

    Phather South SnoCo Active Member

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    This reminds me that either the King or Snohomish County, WA medical examiner's office recently decided they would review all deaths after an audit determined a death ruled by natural causes should have been deemed a homicide. The victim was a male that died of pneumonia. The ME determined that the pneumonia cultured in scar tissue in the victim's lung. The scar tissue was the result of a stabbing the victim sustained in a bar some 20 years prior. At some point one has to draw the line...
     
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  11. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    With a thought process like that one could conclude it was actually suicide as his decisions to go into politics directly resulted in his being shot in the first place.
     
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  12. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  13. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Reagan took a bullet too , didn't here them complain when he died . Something just ain't right about Brady's cause of death in my book.
     
  14. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Reagan was a Conservative . . . Brady is highly esteemed for his liberal cause. And has been a poster boy by liberals to attempt to infringe our/MY 2nd amendment rights!!

    Therefore the commedia will use HIS death to advance their cause.

    Sheldon
     
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  15. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    They can list the cause of death his every they please. But that doesn't mean the guy gets nailed for homocide. It's just a cause.
     
  16. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the initial case for attempted assassination of Reagan. I can see it now though - they will try to prosecute him again even though he was found to be insane at the time. (note: if they do and he gets convicted it might serve him right for directly causing the 94 AWB (brady bill).
     
  17. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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