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  • Two Men Arrested For Running Illegal Monopoly Game Tournament For Cash (FAKE)
  • You Can Now Buy Piece Of Art From Man Who Tried To Kill A President (REAL)

Hard to believe but only in America can you attempt to assassinate a President and then become an artist who can sell paintings. That's what the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly do after US District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled that John Hinckley can display his writings, artwork, and music to the world and even sell some of it. Hinckley has long considered himself to be a musician and an artist, painting mostly landscapes and playing the guitar as part of his ongoing therapy. He has actually anonymously displayed his artwork in the past, but he can now do so under his own name, thanks to the judge’s ruling. Doctors say it will help him process any feedback he receives while documenting those discussions. Hinckley was 25 when he shot Reagan in March 1981. The shooting also paralyzed press secretary James Brady and injured two others. Hinckley was found to be suffering from acute psychosis and was obsessed with the actress Jodie Foster. Jurors found him not guilty by reason of insanity. He spent decades living at a psychiatric hospital before gradually spending more and more time with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. He moved in with her permanently in 2016.

  • Neighborhood Cat Being Accused Of Breaking Into Home And Stealing Bird (FAKE)