Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The John Hinckley case

23 years ago John Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others, all to impress the actress he was stalking: Jodie Foster.

Man Could Face Charges for Shooting Dogs Mauling Boy, 11

A boy being brutally mauled by three vicious pit bulls in North West Washington, DC, was rescued by a neighbor, who shot and killed one of the dogs, attracting police assistance. Though the man’s actions may have saved the boy’s life, DC’s strict gun laws mean that he may be facing charges and prison time.