Jack Thompson Gets Served

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News Posted: Fri, Feb 22 2008 7:18 PM

John “Jack” Bruce Thompson is a name you might have heard but don't exactly know who he is.  He is a lawyer from Florida who is well known for stirring up as much trouble as he can for the video game industry.  Mr Thompson has, on many occasions, associated various high-profile violent crimes with video games, often when it is clear that the perpetrator didn't even play games.

His latest comments about the NIU shooting apparently went against a warning issues to him last April by the Supreme Court.  As a result, the Supreme Court sent Thompson the following:

02/19/2008  ORDER-SHOW CAUSE
TO: JOHN BRUCE THOMPSON

It appears to the Court that you have abused the legal system by submitting numerous frivolous and inappropriate filings in this Court.

Therefore, it is ordered that you shall show cause on or before March 5, 2008, why this Court should not find that you have abused the legal system process and impose upon you a sanction for abusing the legal system, including, but not limited to directing the Clerk of this Court to reject for filing any future pleadings, petitions, motions, letters, documents, or other filings submitted to this Court by you unless signed by a member of The Florida Bar other than yourself.”


We were wondering if Thompson would start accusing the courts of playing video games in which the objective was deny lawyers a platform to lash out at whatever they saw fit, but instead he seems to be threatening them with dismantlement.  Subtle as always, we're still looking for the video game that is making him act this way.



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mazuki replied on Sat, Feb 23 2008 2:36 AM
hahahaha, can't wait to see what "evidence" he comes up with this time.
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Kamrooz replied on Sat, Feb 23 2008 6:20 PM

 This makes me happy. I literally can't stand it when people blame video games for violence. It's not video games that cause violence, it's bad parenting. It's amazing how parents of the current generation expect that TV and leaving their kids alone will raise them in a proper way. You have to be involved in what they like, spend time explaining to them what is right and wrong. After all, if you had a 12 year old who wanted a movie, he shows it to you and it's rated R...Would you buy it for him? We do have game rating for a reason. Games have evolved to become an industry just like film entertainment. When it comes to adult content, violence, and nudity. So it shouldn't be looked at as the armageddon of the world.

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