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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    Moneyguy, 5 Jun 2006 @ 12:55pm

    Cartoons and Video Games

    I wonder if I could hire Jack Thompson to represent me in suing Warner Brothers?

    When I was young and watching Roadrunner cartoons, I always knew that falling from a cliff (or a rooftop) would do nothing more than create a big hole in the ground. In addition, making a bomb and setting it off would do nothing more than make my face black and blow my hair back.

    Reality is quite different - falling from a rooftop and home-made bombs are dangerous if not fatal.

    Warner Brothers is obviously to blame for my mis-understanding. I wonder how much I could get if I won the lawsuit?


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