Man Says GTA Made Him Think He Could Outrun Cops
from the somebody-call-jack-thompson! dept
Lawyer Jack Thompson’s well-worn schtick is to blame all sorts of crimes on video games, in particular the Grand Theft Auto series. In a case that he’ll probably adopt as “proof” of his beliefs, a man in Albany, N.Y., has been sentenced to jail (via Digg) after leading police there on a car chase. Apparently, the guy thought he could get away from them because he’d done it on GTA. Of course, despite what people like Thompson might say, the mitigating factor here isn’t the video game — it’s the guy’s stupidity. Trying to make out that it’s games that cause society’s ills, rather than focusing on the real reasons people commit crimes and do stupid things is the real problem for society, since it gives people another way to abdicate personal responsibility.