Wallace was running for president. Bremer's bullets paralyzed Wallace, ended his political career, and created a bizarre life-imitates-art-imitates-life circle.
Bremer is scheduled to be paroled this year. The New York Times notes a special condition of Bremer's release:
“He can’t be around political candidates or any elected official,” said Ruth A. Ogle, a program manager at the Maryland Parole Commission. “He can’t go to a rally, a public appearance, a political dinner, anything like that.”
In 1996, the commission denied Mr. Bremer’s application for parole, saying early release would mean “open hunting season” on politicians.
All for the love of Jodie Foster.