An Assassin’s Diary
$lave’s Note: The following pdf is the diary of Arthur Bremer, the man who attempted to assassinate U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace and would later inspire the film “Taxi Driver”.
Description: On May 15, 1972, an unemployed busboy named Arthur Bremer, twenty-one years old and disappointed in love, attempted to assassinate Governor George Wallace of Alabama. As he had in almost all other endeavors in his life, Arthur Bremer failed. During Bremer’s trial, in support of his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, the defense introduced into evidence a document identified by the FBI as “Manuscript Found in Bremer’s Vehicle.” The manuscript consists of the last 113 pages of a diary in which Bremer confided for months. The first 148 pages of the diary he presumably buried in the ground somewhere in the vicinity of the furnished room in which he lived on the Near West Side of Milwaukee.