Jack Thompson Now Running Police Investigations

from the blame-game dept

Apparently at the behest of Jack Thompson, some sheriff's deputies in Louisiana have seized some video games from the home of a teenage murder suspect as "evidence". Evidence of what? That the kid has a games console or PC? Thompson says that he told the police to look for games because reports of the crime fit the scenario of the Grand Theft Auto games -- which would also indicate that any kid with a paper route must be an avid Paperboy player, though we've missed all the reports of Frogger driving people to play in traffic. All Thompson's trying to do (apart from drum up some publicity for himself) is shift the blame for the crime from a sick, stupid killer onto video games -- just the latest in his line of attempts to let people abdicate any responsibility for their actions. One other question -- why do law-enforcement officers in Louisiana now need an activist lawyer from Florida to tell them how to do their jobs?

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    CoJeff, 5 Jun 2006 @ 4:04pm

    Re: Murderers are not well-adjusted

    Sorry that argument doesn't work. What happens if that not well-adjusted criminal uses a gun but hasn't played any video games at all? By using your argument then we should ban guns. Also how do you define violent? What is violent to one may not be to another. I for one don't want anyone telling me what games can or can't play.

    A 100% link to violent video games can never be made; there are just too many variables to consider.

    Pretty soon we will be living in a society like in the movie "Demolition Man" (Bad movie I know)

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