Would-be assassin to be paroled

Arthur Bremer, whose attempt on the life of Presidential candidate George Wallace in 1972 left Wallace paralyzed and three bystanders wounded, will be paroled from a Maryland prison in December, Ben Nuckols reports for the Associated Press:

“It appears at this point in time that Arthur Bremer will be leaving the Maryland Division of Corrections sometime in late 2007,” said Mark Vernarelli, director of public information for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. “He has served all of the sentence for which he can be held.”

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Bremer has served 35 years of a 53-year sentence for shooting Wallace and three bystanders at a presidential campaign stop in Laurel on May 15, 1972.

Read it all at the link above. Bremer has served longer than the typical Maryland inmate for similar crimes, and can’t be legally held much longer. Still, political assassination – whether or not successful – is really an assault on the political system as much as on the targeted individual. These people ought never see the light of day again.

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