John Hinckley

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Joker: US cinema chains  will ban masks and costumes from screenings

For close to a century, newspapers have got themselves in a tizzy about the possibility that some film or other may have inspired an act of violence. (...)

Trial of the Centurys illustration by Ruan van Vliet

TRIAL OF THE CENTURYS Project Arts Centre ★ ★ “Is that too good?” worry Trevor and Elliot Century, aka the excitable twin-brother pop stars Trelliot,(...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

John Hinckley Jr in  2003: no longer deemed a danger to society. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr was released from a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, media reports said, 35 years after he shot forme(...)

Then US president Ronald Reagan (dark blazer) is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley jnr after leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel on March 30th, 1981. File photograph: Ron Edmonds/AP

The man who tried to assassinate US president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a Washington psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on(...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking at a home builders association even in Miami Beach, Florida, on Thursday. He suggested Hillary Clinton would be given “the most valuable player award” by Islamic State. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Donald Trump refused to back down from his false claim that President Barack Obama was “the founder of Isis” on Thursday, insisting: “He was the found(...)

Ronald Reagan, who was wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley jnr in 1981. Photograph: AP Photo/Dennis Cook

John Hinckley jnr, who wounded US president Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt, should be freed after 35 years and (...)

US president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy on their wedding anniversary in the White House on March 4th, 1985. Photograph: Reuters

On Friday, June 6th, 1986, The Irish Times printed a profile of first lady Nancy Reagan. It was headlined, The woman Ronald Reagan calls Mommie. In (...)

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington in 1981. Photograph: Walt Zebowski/AP Photo

James Brady, who has died aged 73, was the principal victim of John Hinckley’s attempt to kill American president Ronald Reagan. The bullet that lodge(...)