Saturday, March 1, 2014

Two Guys Doing Life With Extreme Prejudice

David Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan. On June 21, 1982 he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and remanded to psychiatric lock up.  He's still there.

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Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon.  In August, 1981 he decided that the insanity thing wasn't for him, and that he would leave it all up to "God's will."  He plead guilty, period.  He was sentenced to twenty-to-life or something, and he's still there.  He's been denied parole seven times.

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I don't dwell on these things, but I do wonder sometimes.  If these guys had shot people that were not so famous and popular, would they both still be doing the hard time?  Okay, maybe not so hard for Hinckley, but I'm sure that it's not a fun place that he's in.  And Chapman, he's in Attica, that's zero fun right there.

Even the Krays got out after thirty years or so.  Maybe they were lucky that they only tortured and killed a bunch of nobodies. 

So, pick your victims carefully. 

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