Lawsuit Claims Kid Never Would Have Killed Abusive Father Without Playing GTA

from the that-might-take-some-proof dept

rijit writes in to tell us about the latest lawsuit filed by anti-video game lawyer Jack Thompson. This one is similar to other lawsuits, suing the various companies involved in the game, blaming them for a murder, just because a kid who killed his family happened to play Grand Theft Auto. The lawsuit actually claims that this kid never would have shot his father, step mother and step sister if not for the game: "But for Posey's use of these products ... he would not have killed." It would seem like that's a pretty difficult point to prove, especially given that the boy's lawyers claim that his father abused him for years. What this all about, however, is again taking responsibility off of the actual killer. It is obviously disturbing that he went out and shot three family members, and it is worth exploring the reasons why. However, to place the blame entirely on a video game is letting the kid escape responsibility for his actions and would be a horribly perverse response to horrible situation.

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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Sep 2006 @ 7:45am

    its true!

    video games DO make you violent
    i played GTA and then i went on a drug fueled hooker beating car smashing gun shooting ramp jumping beach combing helicopter crashing spraypainting casino robbing parachuting police evading crime spree!!!!! i cant help myself!

    also once i played tomb raider and actually grew a pair of great boobs, and then slinked around old ruins and claimed treasure!!

    i remember back when i first played pac-man i got so confused between video games and reality that i actually started popping pills running away from ghosts down dark mazelike hallways!!

    when i played chrono trigger i literally WENT BACK IN TIME!, the video games made me to it ;(

    after playing civilization i wiped out the inca's and aztecs! they had it coming though!!

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