BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson “a Visit”

A pair of U.S. Marshals were apparently dispatched to Jack Thompson’s house today.

The controversial attorney complained about the visit from the law enforcement officials in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Miami. Among the U.S. Marshals’ duties are providing security for federal courthouses.

Although the purpose of the marshals’ visit is not entirely clear, judging from Thompson’s tone, it seems that they carried a warning of sorts. In wake of the visit, Thompson charged that he is being harassed by the Justice Department. The embattled attorney wrote to Chief Judge Federico Moreno:

I was visited today by two U.S. Marshals who were nice gentlemen, and very professional and courteous in their dealings with me.  My complaint is not with them…


I have been asking the Justice Department simply to meet with me about [the video game industry’s] criminal targeting of me for harm…  Our US Attorney here has obstructed that effort… Instead of being afforded the Justice Department investigation to which I am entitled, I get today harassment from that same Justice Department…


When you and the Justice Department dispatch U.S. Marshals to my home because of a letter I wrote you last week complaining about misconduct by District Court Judges here in the Southern District, the purpose of that visit was  to intimidate and harass me…


The notion that I pose some sort of physical threat to you or to the judiciary or to anyone else down here is a cruel joke.  The two Marshals said, “If you had actually hand-delivered the letter to Judge Moreno, we would be concerned.”  To that I said, “But I did.  I did that last week because the gentlemen at the metal detectors would not deliver it, and THEY TOLD ME TO DELIVER IT TO YOU.  I buzzed into  your inner offices on the thirteenth floor, and I politely handed the letter to your clerk, who politely took it.


If I were a danger to anyone, that would have been the time for me to have proven it, right?  In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life, and you know that, and the Marshals said they knew that.  They were apologetic about being dispatched to my home.  This is outrageous, Judge.  Simply outrageous.   

As GamePolitics reported in April, Thompson complained that the FBI would no longer take his calls (see: JT+FBI=LOL).


UPDATE: What seems to have prompted Judge Moreno to dispatch the US Marshals was a letter written by Thompson to Moreno on Friday in which he alleged that al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay have more rights than he:


We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point…


I demand a hearing.

Thompson’s anger with the U.S. District Court apparently stems from a string of failed attempts to gain federal judicial relief in his ongoing struggle with the Florida bar. The Bar, as we’ve been reporting, has recommended that Thompson, 56, be disbarred for a minimum of ten years.

UPDATE 2: Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.

UPDATE 3: Thompson has filed yet another document with the federal court, this one containing a copy of a Freedom of Information Act request which Thompson sent to the Attorney General’s office. He is seeking any Justice Department records relating to him since 1992.

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  1. Loudspeaker says:

    I smell an anonymous Troll named Jack Thompson.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  2. GryphonOsiris says:

    How about protection from deranged lawyers who threaten to sue anyone who proves them wrong, speaks out against their delusions, or doesn’t report the version of the truth that the before mentioned lawyer wants to hear?

  3. GryphonOsiris says:

    Now Jack, you should know better than to write thinly veiled threats of murder, such as; " The legal and moral right to kill a tyrant — whether he wears a crown or black robe — is as old as Anglo-American society itself." After all, that’s what got you in trouble with the law in the first place.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What about the sentence you elided?  As I read it, he’s talking about getting put in Gitmo.  If he can get put there, he might actually have something that looks like due process.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t to me.  He’s making a fair point: You don’t have the rights you think you have.  Robert Bork and Pat Buchanan have said more incendiary things, and let us not forget Ann Coulter’s recipe for creme brulee….

  6. Anonymous says:

     “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.”  It was Thomas Jefferson’s personal motto. Ben Franklin proposed that it appear on the Great Seal of the United States.  It was the ultimate moral justification for the American Revolution: As British subjects, our Founding Fathers owed allegiance to the King, but not to a king who had become a tyrant.

         The legal and moral right to kill a tyrant — whether he wears a crown or black robe — is as old as Anglo-American society itself.  Bishop John of Salisbury observed some eight centuries ago that "[t]o kill a tyrant is not merely lawful, but right and just … the law rightly takes arms against him who disarms the laws, and the public power rages in fury against him who strives to bring to nought the public force.” Our Founding Fathers defined “tyranny” in terms of unbounded power and couched the right of rebellion against it in terms of self-defense, as shown by this pronouncement of the Continental Congress:

     "If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that the divine Author of our existence intended a part of the human race to hold an absolute property in, and an unbounded power over others, marked out by his infinite goodness and wisdom, as the objects of a legal domination never rightfully resistible, however severe and oppressive, the inhabitants of these colonies might at least require from the parliament of Great-Britain some evidence, that this dreadful authority over them, has been granted to that body.  …

    We are reduced to the alternative of chusing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. — The latter is our choice. — We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery."

         To the Framers, this right did not belong to “the people” at large but rather, was the birthright of every individual citizen.   As Roger Sherman — an able lawyer, judge, legislator, and signatory to the Constitution — observed in the very halls of Congress,

    "[C]onceived it to be the privilege of every citizen, and one of his most essential rights, to bear arms, and to resist every attack upon his liberty or property, by whomsoever made. The particular states, like private citizens, have a right to be armed, and to defend, by force of arms, their rights, when invaded."

    Would the Framers have received a visit from the U.S. Marshals?

  7. GdRobotUs says:

    The update wasn’t there when I posted, in fact, I posted at almost the exact time the update went up from what I can tell….

  8. Anonymous ( User Karma: -2 ) says:

    Actually in fairness, even the most jaded public servant would typically take the Guantanamo and killing 3000 as just a nut job blowing off steam.

    But this combined with it…?

    "We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process
    from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my “mistake” was not killing 3000
    people to make my point
    . Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a
    hearing on something.
    I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard. I’m sure Judge
    Jordan can oblige."

    That second line makes it a direct threat pointed at a judge. That moves it from hot headed moron into high probability of dangerous person. "I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard"

    The man SHOULD have been locked up. The Marshalls were way too nice to him.

  9. Anonymous ( User Karma: -2 ) says:

    But we’ve seen the letter. It’s all out there. I think it was part of his "big surprise" for the judge at his bar hearing. This is the key excerpt.

    "We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process
    from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my “mistake” was not killing 3000
    people to make my point. Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a
    hearing on something. I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard. I’m sure Judge
    Jordan can oblige."

    His "mistake" was in not killing people to make his point… but he’ll let the judge know about further efforts in that regard.

    That sounds to me rather like a direct or very thinly veiled threat to the presiding judge. He’ll let the judge know about his further efforts that might include killing people. I’m surprised that the Marshalls went so easy and polite on him. If you or I had sent such a letter to state or federal judge we would be locked up pending an investigation and hearing.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Doh again, firefox’s spell check doesn’t like the rich text editor either, and at times will miss stuff already typed when you turn it on….

  11. Pax says:

    I bet he’s hunkered down with a copy of GTA4, right now.  Go on, Jack … get trained by the blatant murder simulator … that is it’s purpose, right?  So, go ahead, give in … surrender to the Dark Side

  12. Anonymous says:

    All fax machines should rise up and charge Jack Thompson for multiple counts of murder. Jack, I thought you were bad enough will your immature attitude and questionable behavior, but killing these poor fax machines is simply too far.

  13. StealthKnight says:

    If I didn’t know much about Jack, then I too, would take him seriously. Besides, he has been more desperate latley which could be a sign of bad things to come even if the thought is far out

  14. DarkTetsuya says:

    "In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life"

    Even I screw up when I make typos but, "in my entire life" instead of "today"? (which I assume is what he meant) … Wow is right.

  15. Anonymous (no relation) says:

    That was seriously awesome "ransom note mode".  I fully expect Jack Thompson’s filings to look like this in the future.


  16. GdRobotUs says:

    Well, in all fairness, the ‘…’ was added by Dennis, since the sentence continues from that point, he suggests he should be thrown in Guantanamo prison.

    Considering the place is allegedly for holding enemies of the United States and what it stands for, I think he may be on to something.

  17. gamepolitics says:

    …that was a restriction placed on him by the Florida Supreme Court, a state court. These filings were with the U.S. District Court, a federal court. Although, after this, who knows what he’ll be allowed to file…

  18. Anonymous says:

    And lets not forget this is someone who says Dennis has to report on things in full, while they can feel free to omit facts and other information at will.

    Thus I don’t think it was just because of that one threat….

  19. Anonymous says:

    ”I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point…


    uh and that isnt a threatening thing to say?

    wtf? thats seriously a wierd thing to say especially with the "…." at the end…

    Either it is meant to be threatening, or, equally believable its just INCERDIBLY stupid to say such a thing to a member of the justice department… and in WRITING too.. i mean come on JT you are aleady getting disbarred, but you wont settle untill you totally anhihillate yourself into oblivion. I mean i really dont like you, but this is taking it too far. ITs like watching a train wreck about to happen. 

    Somebody call the authorities, because JT’s mental health is SERIOUSLY cause for concern.  

  20. Anonymous says:

    Ugh, back to the good old text editor, it seemed to have copied different fonts from Word(when they were all the same in word….), and again the stupid thing added a extra return where I didn’t want it.

  21. MonkeyPeaches ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    After Jack Thompson said,"

    We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point…


    I demand a hearing.


    How long till he goes on a killing spree and blames it on video games?

  22. Neeneko says:

    Wait, I thought he wasn’t allowed to file documents without another lawyer’s signature on them? So is he just sending random letters formatted to LOOK like court filings now?

  23. Dog Welder says:

    Jack, your letter makes it pretty obvious why the case was thrown out.  Your assertion that the LOYALTY Oath is mandated by the U.S. Constitution is a flat out FALSEHOOD.  There’s an OATH OF OFFICE in the U.S. Constitution, but the State of Florida has the Loyalty Oath law.  There’s a huge difference.  If you don’t realize this, you have no right to call yourself a lawyer.

    Jack, your lawsuits, when based on faulty law research or flat out lies and falsehoods, are going to get tossed before there’s even a hearing.  To actually have a hearing when your arguments in your case are nothing but rubbish is nothing but a waste of the court’s time.  I’d love to read the judge’s dismissal of the suit.  I have a feeling it wasn’t tossed for "no reason."  You have a propensity for leaving out small details that you simply don’t want to hear.  So, yes, the Loyalty Oath problem IS a State of Florida issue that needs to be resolved in the State of Florida.  I guess you might need a lawyer to sign any complaints headed to the SCOFLA, seeing as how they’re not taking your mail.

    Oh, and with the comment about murdering 3000 people?  Judge Moreno had every right and a responsibility to send U.S. Marshalls to your house.  That’s the not-so-polite way of telling you to grow the fuck up.

    Your assertion that the judges are all now conspiring against you?  LOL…time to get back on your meds.

    And, Jack, you’ve never physically threatened anybody before?  Didn’t you have a restraining order taken out against you for allegedly trying to run them off the road?

  24. Anonymous says:

    I have been asking the Justice Department simply to meet with me about [the video game industry’s] criminal targeting of me for harm…  Our US Attorney here has obstructed that effort… Instead of being afforded the Justice Department investigation to which I am entitled, I get today harassment from that same Justice Department…


    Hmm, same old hypocrisy and paranoia….


    Speaking of which, just what was he trying to deliver?  If he was serving them some papers(i.e. I’m suing you), then again he fails it as a lawyer for not using a independent 3rd party/courier service.

    In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life, and you know that, and the Marshals said they knew that.

    Oh yeah, and things like saying the places would look like a bomb had gone off –if you didn’t get your way– isn’t one if you put "figuratively speaking" in there….  And I’m not going to bother digging up other such examples.

    Didn’t Thompson get charged with stalking someone?  I wouldn’t be surprised if this is all really about the judge being constantly HARSSED by Jack then the judge trying to intimidate or harass Jack(lol, the irony)…


  25. Phalanx ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Point taken.  And after reading that bit in the letter, I think I should revoke my original comment altogether.

  26. Gray-17 says:

    Woah. Yeah. Ok, having looked at the letter in the update, I’d say the marshalls were definitely dropping by to have a word with Jack about saying vaguely threatening things.

    "We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process
    from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my “mistake” was not killing 3000
    people to make my point. Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a
    hearing on something. I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard. I’m sure Judge
    Jordan can oblige."

    That definitely sounds like a threat to do harm to someone.

  27. Oldmankeebler says:

    Jack Thompson doesn’t need to threaten. He actually kills! Remember that poor fax machine that JT did in? Oh the horror

  28. Anonymous says:

    ‘I guess my "mistake: was not killing 3000 people to make my point…’

    Good grief…. and he calls Gamers phsychopaths??

  29. Loudspeaker says:

    Well now seeing the letter to the judge it all makes sense.  If you tell a judge that the only way you can get due process is to kill 3,000 people then you DEFINITELY should be getting a visit from the authorities.

    He should just be thankful he didn’t have to go through a full cavity search after that lovely letter.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  30. Anonymous _ jds says:

    The Putz should have a tagline: “Jack Thompson; Reaping What He Has Sown For Over Fifty Years…”

  31. GdRobotUs says:

    Without seeing the letter he sent, it is impossible to say why it was interpreted as it was, just as we have no way of being sure that the officers reaction was as it was. I’ve never known Thompson to hold the truth in particuarly high regard when it comes to getting his own way, so, as far as I can tell, Thompson has been a naughty boy.

  32. thefremen says:

    The mailman delivered US Marshalls right to his door. He said he did not have a complaint with the film, but with the people who sent it. He thought the new re-edited version of Godzilla would be coming, or the Jackie Chan film “Legend of the Drunken Master”.

  33. Anonymous says:

    <i>The notion that I pose some sort of physical threat to you or to the judiciary or to anyone else down here is a cruel joke. </i>


    There is so much irony in this statement I think I might explode.   I guess it isn’t funny when someone ELSE is doing it to him…. dispite what could probably be considered terroistic threats against the state.

  34. Gray-17 says:

    Interesting. At a guess they were dropping by to tell Jack to stop making vague threats or they’d be forced to lock him up as a potential danger to others.

    You’ve got to admit, while he’s never outright threaten physical harm, a lot of his vague statements could easily be construed as blackmail threats, or threats of physical harm. For example "I have a little surprise for the ‘judge’ today." could easily be taken as a physical threat. Given that he’s acted more and more unhinged as things went on, some people probably started getting worried. He wouldn’t be the first person to snap and do something extreme when faced with dealing with the consequences of their actions.

  35. GryphonOsiris says:

    I dunno, I think Jack-o is what happened when the universe tried to divide by Zero.

  36. GryphonOsiris says:
    The threat of physical violence isn’t always needed, as much as a threat of intimitation and or suggestion of blackmail, particularly towards a federal judge or attorney is a HUGE no-no. If the receiver of the letter thought that You-know-who was attempting the intimidate or blackmail him then he’d be in his rights to send a few Marshals over to have a nice long chat with the looney-toon.


  37. Weighted Companion Cube says:

    If Jack Thompson were stationed in front of a device that slapped (or is that SLAPPed?) him in the face an increasing amount of times every single time he complained about some "injustice" being levied against him, I wonder what would happen first? Would the skin of his face fall off, or would the motor just die out after being unable to count to infinity?

  38. Loudspeaker says:

    Didn’t he threaten to blow up a courthouse before?  Figuratively speaking?

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  39. dannah says:

    At first, I thought he just hate video games. Now, sadly, I think he really *is* crazy.  Obviously he truly believes these things that he is saying, and THAT is what is scary.

  40. Phalanx ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I don’t believe he has every physically threatened anyone, which was his point.

    Now I need to go take a shower for defending Jack.  Ughhhh…

  41. Mackenzie ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    U.S. Marshals are basically the enforcement arm of the federal courts.  So they look for (and find) fugitives, transport prisoners, serve paperwork, protect federal judges, etc.

    What gets me is this sense of entitlement to an investigation.  Nobody is entitled to a law enforcement agency’s investigation into anything.  I could get robbed, and the police could flat-out tell me they aren’t going to investigate it.  The only resort is to the political process, not the courts.  Courts are not in the business of telling the other branches how to carry out their functions.  (Though they will, of course, when those branches violate the constitution, e.g., if the police deptartment has a race-based reason for refusing to investigate my robbery.)

  42. DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mr. Thompson, these gentlemen visited you because you’re a jerk. A very creepy jerk who sends hundreds of e-mails a day to people all because you THINK you’re right about something. A lot of people THINK they’re right about things, Mr. Thompson. It doesn’t mean they are.

    If you acted like a normal human being every once in a while, maybe these nice people wouldn’t have to visit you, and your career wouldn’t be in shambels.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Jack Thompson was known for threatening in the past.

    Jack Thompson threatened to sue to block sales of Rockstar games Manhunt 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV.

    Jack Thompson threatened to rain some legal fire on webcomic My Extra Life and its author, Scott Johnson, for a parody of Jack Thompson.

    Thompson Threatens Wikipedia; Says GamePolitics Editor is "Next"

    He also threatened to sue the anonymous who make comments on if they don’t reveal their personal identities.

  44. Mr.Pat says:

    Considering there are people who comment on this very site who have been threatened by Jack, he’s already full of shit.

  45. Johanna says:

    I read pretty much every commet from this webpage and I can say that more than half of them have nothing to do with the subject. I don`t understand why the administrators aprove something like this. I was walking today through a jeep wranglers philadelphia shop and I have been able to read some more things from your forum and I want to say I enjoyed it a lot.

  46. oto kirlama says:

    Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it’s due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA’s Board of Directors need to find a way to get out  of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there’s no one rent a car left on the Board.

    Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.


  47. Anonymous says:

    Jack Thompson is seriously such a loser, the most pathetic part being that he’s somehow managed to trick himself into believing the opposite is true.

  48. Anonymous says:

    In about 3 years JT is going to be the guy on street corners yelling about the govt. and evil plots. 

  49. Darth Meatloaf says:

    John Bruce "Jack" Thompson, Attorney: Providing all the laughs that 2 Live Crew has needed since 1990.

    I remember reading that a guy with the last name of Thomson once contacted Jack-o for an interview.  Jack responded not only with a "no", but also went on to say that he was better than the guy because his family could afford the "p" in their last name.

    Well, Jack…

    It might be time to sell that "p" back, don’t you think?

  50. Deadman Reaper says:

    You know jack you remind me of  "Pinky and the Brain" in fact I bet your wife (who by the way has to have a heart of gold….or a large liqour cabnent to put up with you)asks you every mourning "what are you going to do today Jack" and your responce is always the "The same thing I try to do everyday  try to destroy video games and take over the world"

  51. CreatorGX says:

    Since a Jacko-related post seems to be everyone’s point to vent at the lawyer(?), I’d figure I’d get in line.

    It truly amazes me that this man will file a suit for the slightest bit of action, though that’s not to say being confronted by U.S. Marshalls is low on his list, but we’ve seen his motions (and threats to motion), and it makes it all the more plausible to people that he is a senile, paranoid law-abusing wacko. Let’s look through this list for a moment… He motioned to question Janet Reno’s sexuality, motioned to put Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins under arrest literally because they bad-mouthed him, motioned to sue the Florida Bar several times, and now, Jacko seems to be a sort of spam HUB in itself when it comes to law firms like Blank Rome (as well as Dennis himself, who seems to receive every single forward from the bloke).

    Jack, even through all this, even continues to motion until he is disbarred, it seems. He fights as though theres no one on his side but God, and that everyone’s out to get him, or is somehow in "cahoots" with the "video game industry". Well, it’s rather funny in a way, because he can’t seem to see it’s him the one spouting bullshit, claiming to do so under God, while the reality remains firm: He is a lowly speck to the many "conspirators" he fights against, from Take-Two, to the Florida Bar, to the whole government in it’s entirety. His behavior, treating not only gamers as some kind of criminal rapist scum, but as I’ve seen now, he’ll treat anyone so that’s against his views.

    GamePolitics, I really hope after he’s fully disbarred, we can stop seeing Jack motions every other Tuesday.

  52. Ixian says:

    Is it just my comp, or are comments seeming to randomly disappere since GP moved to the new system?

    Anyone know what’s up?

  53. gAY tOR says:







    Jack Don’t Know Jack

    Why will the right-wing crusader likely lose his license? Swastikas are just the start.

    By Brantley Hargrove

    published: June 19, 2008

    Jack Thompson looks nothing like 9/11 orchestrator Mohamed Atta. He wears a slick business suit and lives in a million-dollar home in Coral Gables. Yet the 56-year-old lawyer hand-delivered a letter to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Federico A. Moreno last week that sounded a lot like terrorism: "Maybe," he wrote, "my ‘mistake’ was not killing 3,000 people to make my point."


    On Monday, federal marshals showed up at his home to question him about the matter. Next up for the man who has for 20 years worn the mantel of the puritanical police: disbarment.

    Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Dava Tunis last month found Thompson guilty of 27 violations of the Florida Bar code of conduct. The case against this vexatious litigator is detailed in 4,100 pages of exhibits and testimony. Examples of his sins include sending members of the Florida Supreme Court gay porn and a picture book with images of (1) swastikas, (2) a kangaroo clutching an outsized gavel, (3) a kangaroo in judge’s robes sitting on the bench, and (4) Ray Charles. His point was to illustrate that Florida’s high jurists simply could not comprehend the ineffable complexities of his arguments.

    If Tunis’ findings are confirmed by the court this fall, the justices will only be confirming what hip-hop artists and gamers have known for decades: Jack don’t know jack.

    Thompson entered the public psyche in 1988, when he campaigned against then-Dade State Attorney Janet Reno by employing a novel strategy — he implied she was a closeted lesbian. Two years later, his profile was raised during the furor over Miami rap group 2 Live Crew, charged with staging an obscene performance at a Hollywood nightclub. He sent the lyrics of "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" to Gov. Bob Martinez and every county sheriff in the state. (Charges against 2 Live Crew were eventually forgotten.)

    He also sent along legal documents attached to copies of his driver’s license. Over his photo, he pasted an image of a caped crusader. "I have sent my opponents pictures of Batman to remind them I’m playing the role," Thompson told a Washington Post reporter. "Just like Bruce Wayne helped the police in the movie, I have had to assist the sheriff of Broward County."

    In an unrelated matter around that time, the Florida Bar Association dropped an inquiry into Thompson’s mental stability after a bar-appointed neuropsychologist pronounced him competent.

    Norm Kent, a prominent gay Fort Lauderdale attorney, began feuding with Thompson two decades ago when they were on opposite sides of a case regarding radio host Neil Rogers, who spouted obscenities on the air. Kent is founder and former publisher of the Express Gay News and National Gay News and is a board member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. His philosophy is the antithesis of Thompson’s radically conservative, born-again-Christian ethos. And Thompson has in several instances attempted to have his nemesis’ law license yanked. "In each of these cases, he’s arguing, ‘How does the [Florida] Bar allow a pot-smoking homosexual to continue to practice?’ " Kent says. "Thompson has a hard time coping with the fact that a lawyer as gay as I am can be as successful as I am."

    In the early 1990s, Thompson turned his ire to rap, including an attempt to stop distribution of Ice-T’s song "Cop Killer." Then he moved onto his next target: Grand Theft Auto. Pixelated videogame violence inspired the murderous sprees at Columbine and Virginia Tech, he ranted in faxes and emails to the media.

    The events leading to his disbarment began in 2003, when Devin Moore, a Fayette County, Alabama, teenager and compulsive Grand Theft Auto player, killed two police officers and a radio dispatcher. Two years later, in February 2005, Thompson sued the videogame’s developer — Rockstar Games — and others on behalf of the families of the victims, claiming Grand Theft Auto had persuaded Moore to commit the crime.

    But there were problems. Thompson filed the case in Alabama, where he was not licensed. And he employed his usual fax and email smear tactics even after a gag order was issued. In August, the defense counsel, lawyers of the prestigious Blank Rome firm in Philadelphia, asked Judge James Moore to give Thompson the boot. After the judge agreed, Thompson sent him dozens of faxes alleging that he was in bed with opposing lawyers and that the jurist’s friend had fixed the case. "You’re the guy who wants to give Take-Two my scalp," he wrote. "Thieves and liars… are your corporate criminal buddies, Judge Moore."

    In February 2006, Moore filed a complaint about Thompson’s behavior with the Florida Bar (which would later be affirmed by Tunis). The judge declined to comment for this article.

    More anti-videogame screeds followed, until Michigan gamers Alyson Burch and George Ettinger tried to extend an olive branch by collecting money to send Thompson flowers. At first, the goal was only $50, but soon, international donations swelled the pot to more than a grand. Burch and Ettinger sent an expansive bouquet to Thompson and donated the rest to charity. The affair became a web sensation when Thompson flatly refused to accept the bouquet and then accused the pair of being spies for Rockstar Games, Burch said.

    Still another bar complaint came later in 2006, when Thompson was trying to stop Rockstar from releasing a new game, Bully, that he decried as a "Columbine simulator." Thompson filed suit against the company and then in October tried to have Miami-Dade County Judge Ronald Friedman recused, alleging that the judge was involved in a cover-up with secrecy worthy of a star chamber.

    In a letter sent to Judge Friedman and copied to the media, Thompson wrote: "Next time you promise a ‘hearing,’ I’ll bring a parent with me whose kid is in the ground because of a kid who trained to kill him or her on a violent videogame. Try mocking that person, I dare you."

    A few months later, as part of his ongoing campaign against Kent, Thompson followed links to gay porn on Kent’s website and purchased membership. Then he downloaded the images and sent copies to members of the Florida Supreme Court. Soon, he was warned that if the inappropriate filings continued, sanctions would follow. But he didn’t stop.

    On March 20, 2008, the Florida Supreme Court, after an almost saintly history of patience with Thompson, struck back. The justices sanctioned Thompson and forbade him to submit further filings unless they were signed by a second attorney. He paid little attention to the order.

    Judge Tunis collected every pleading since then and included them in her recommendation to the state Supreme Court on May 15. In her preliminary recommendations, she found that Thompson had committed a litany of violations of the Florida Bar code of conduct and recommended disbarment for ten years. The justices can lock him out of the courtroom longer if they choose.

    Here are just a few of the violations detailed in Tunis’ preliminary report:

    • Making false statements to a tribunal.

    • Presenting, participating in presenting, or threatening to present disciplinary charges under these rules solely to obtain an advantage in a civil matter.

    • Communicating the merits of the cause with a judge before whom the proceeding is pending.

    • Making extrajudicial statements.

    • Using means that have no purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person.

    • Engaging in conduct involving fraud, dishonesty, deceit, or misrepresentation.

    Jason Della Roca, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, won’t take a position on Thompson’s disbarment. But he believes Thompson is really just distracting society from the real problems. And he insists the lawyer’s arguments about videogames as "murder simulators" are absurd. "Dude, I’m pushing a space bar and handling a mouse," he says. "How far removed from a firearm can I be?"


  54. Jack Wessels says:

    "Baseless Bar complaints to punish me for my success in securing FCC fines and appearing on CBS’ 60 Minutes to blow the whistle on these RNC cash bundler’s illegal activities."

    So many things wrong with this statement.

    First off, the "baseless" part. I don’t think that 31 Bar complaints could possibly be baseless, and considering they were filed to the Bar, not by the Bar, I don’t see how they’re conspiring against him.

    Then there’s the "success" part. I mean, come on, he has had no success against the industry. Ever.

    And finally, there he is again, plugging one of his many appearences on TV into an official document.

  55. Paul says:

    Quick question, sorry for my ignorance

    When Judge Tunis recommended disbarrment, i thought that was it, he was out. But thats not the case is it?

    What happens now? Who makes the final decision to disbar him, and when does that happen?

    Also, could wacko jacko prevent them from disbarring him at this late stage?

  56. Kwipper says:

    How big has the hole jack keeps digging gotten now? Is it big enough to fit an entire body in it yet?

  57. Anonymous says:

     Jack Loves the publicity, the lime light, the attention, but if you leave a fruit cake in the sun too long it’ll rot. 

  58. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    I agree.

    For once in a long time, you win the Internet. Good God, I never thought it possible.


  59. Deadman Reaper says:

    Plus I wouldn’t want to expose my Bum to that kind of toxic acid its sensitive lol

  60. Kincyr says:

    exactly, if Thompson was a cyborg like Grizzam said, then he’d have more intelligence than he has now. Let me rephrase that: …he’d have some intelligence.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  61. Arad ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Why would anybody *need* to invent artificial stupidity?  There’s quite enough natural, authentic stupidity to go around in the world.

  62. GdRobotUs says:

    True, but he’s also made a living attempting to remove peoples kidneys via their nostrils with roundhouse kicks 😉

    I don’t have a problem with conservative Christians stating their point of view, just with lawyers who abuse their position and insult everyone and everything that doesn’t agree with them.

    Something tells me that, regardless of my own opinions on the whole matter, Chuck Norris’ version of what Christianty is, is not the same as Jack Thompsons’, who seems to see it as a tool, rather than a belief.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, Chuck is a fanatical Christian ….look on YouTube for "Chuck Norris" and "Christianity" and you’ll see what I mean.  If he visited Jack-o they would prob be best buds…

  64. Xveers says:

    Somehow, I doubt that anything Jack writes would be treated as toilet paper… printer paper’s anything but soft and comfortable. I’d think a better use would be birdcage liner, if only from strictly practical concerns.

  65. Gabriel Celesta says:

    I am asserting to you now that the judges of this district have gotten together and decided that anything with Jack Thompson’s name on it is to be treated as the equivalent of bathroom tissue. That is quite an assertion, and it is certain. I believe it can be proven.


    Don’t worry, Jack, I can disprove that for you.

    (*holds up a posterboard saying JACK THOMPSON’S CAREER IS DOOMED*)

    Happy now? ^_^

  66. Aliasalpha says:

    Jack really has entered the "Sitting naked in the basement wearing a tinfoil hat" phase now, he’s been close for quite a while but I think he’s finally earned the xp to go up another level in nutjob.

  67. Anonymous says:

    Just chiming in to laugh at jack-jack since he’s clearly reading these. HAW HAW HAW. I look forward to seeing him on CSPAN addressing an empty hall.

  68. Anonymous says:

    Just chiming in to laugh at jack-jack since he’s clearly reading these. HAW HAW HAW. I look forward to seeing him on CSPAN addressing and empty hall.

  69. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    I get it! I finally get it ! Jack Thompson is a CYBORG! He’s a cyborg created by R* to hype their games! It makes perfect sense! I mean, come on, no actual living person could really be THIS STUPID, RIGHT?

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up:

    Jonathan Freedman (2002)

    Block and Crain (2007)

    Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  70. Anonymous says:

    "I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point…"

    Oooooh… swing and a miss!

  71. Anonymous says:

    Really?  The way I heard it, it was Raconteuring.  Rumors are funny things like that.

  72. Anonymous says:

    "the game industry’s targeting me for harm"? OH NOEZ TEH CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!1111oneelevenone

    Enjoy the last few months of your legal career JT, september is getting closer

  73. Chuma ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point.  Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a hearing on something."

    Gets my vote Jack!

  74. GdRobotUs says:

    Of course, what would really be great is if Walker, Texas Ranger paid Jack Thompson a ‘Visit’, as only Chuck Norris can… 😉


  75. Geno says:

    "In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life"

    Well I can think of atleast 5 people that you have publically threatened, plus the other people you have probably threatened in private.

    Well, Jack Thompson is lying, what else is new?

  76. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    I would expected an episode similar to the "don´t tease me, bro" guy, in that John Kelly conference. That would be pure WIN.

    —————————————————————————- The cynical side of videogames (spanish only):

  77. Quad9Damage says:

    IMO, without the rest included it’s even scarier sounding. He just says "Maybe I should’ve killed 3000 people" and curtly ends with

    "I demand a hearing."


  78. Anonymous says:

    To be honest, that comment alone probably wasn’t all that inspired the reaction, the sentence then goes on to say..

    ‘Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a hearing on something. I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard. I’m sure Judge Jordan can oblige.’

    So, not only did he suggest that he kill 3000 people, he also implied that he was making an effort to get thrown into Guantanamo.

    Individually, dumb, but not dangerous, together, certainly dangerous.

  79. shaoron says:

    I was visited today by two U.S. Marshals who were nice gentlemen, and very professional and courteous in their dealings with me.  My complaint is not with them…


    Well at least Jack Thompson knows the difference between others and him.

  80. Vinzent ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If they had really been out to get you, they would have sent ninjas.

    As for being nice to you, I’ve seen videotape of law officers being polite and apologetic to aboslute nutcases that should have been locked away if they’re ramblings had been illegal. They weren’t nice to you because you were right. They were nice to you because when you wear a gun, it’s not smart to lose your temper at every jackhole that curses your mother’s name.

  81. GdRobotUs says:

    Hmmmm… From the latest update, we can add the FBI to the conspiracy list…

    I just hope this isn’t the end-of-season cliffhanger…

  82. Anonymous says:


        "I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point"

     This is a poorly veiled threat, I’d have called the cops to if someone said they made a mistake not killing someone to make a point. First thing that comes to my mind is, "WTF, so you are going to fix that mistake than?".

  83. Gray-17 says:

    "But when he does the same thing, it’s totally OK."

    Of course it’s ok. Jack’s a narcissist. The rules don’t apply to him.

  84. Quad9dmg ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    And the ironic thing is, if somebody had posted something here about ol’ Jack with that kind of ‘figurative’ language in it, Jack would’ve been up in arms all bloo blooing and accusing Dennis of letting people threaten him here. But when he does the same thing, it’s totally OK.

  85. Cutedge says:

    So wait, I’m really confused here… JT wrote a letter saying that says his mistake was "not killing 3000 

    people to make my point." and that he maybe he should be placed "at Guantanamo in order to get a hearing on something." and that in order to be put in guantanamo/kill people, "Judge Jordan can oblige."


    Makes sense in a "hi i just threatened to kill a judge" kind of way, which explains the US Marshalls, but then he writes a letter and it says:


    "Today I was paid a "visit" by the US Marshal’s office in retaliation for my blowing the whistle on the illegal activities of two of the largest campaign cash bundlers to the Bush-Cheney campaigns. Two Bush-appointed U.S. Disctrict Court Judges are now in on this abuse of federal power to silence a whistle-blower–me."


    So now Bush wants to silence him because uh, video games, um, 9/11



  86. Dan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "I have never threatened anyone in my entire life"


    How long is your nose getting, Mr. T?

  87. GdRobotUs says:

    What they actually do with Jack’s filings is dissolve the ink and pour it back into the toner cartridge on the Fax, that way they can at least make up for some of the wear and tear 😉

  88. HalfShadow says:

    Raise your hands, anyone who would have actually paid money to see Jack do the ‘lightning dance’.

  89. Chuck (some day my login will stick) says:

    I am asserting to you now that the judges of this district have gotten together and decided that anything with Jack Thompson’s name on it is to be treated as the equivalent of bathroom tissue. That is quite an assertion, and it is certain. I believe it can be proven.

    Who says Jack is out of touch with reality?


  90. Loudspeaker says:

    So through all of this his response is to send Judge Frederico Morino ANOTHER letter…


    JT I suspect you will have one of the two grace your door next time:

    A) US Marshalls again.

    B) Men in white coats who want you to come with them and discuss your conversations with "Jesus".


    JT you make no sense and obviously can’t learn a damn thing.  If you put your hand down a hole and have something try to bite you typically the smart thing to do is NOT put your hand down the hole again…

    Emphasis on "smart thing".

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  91. Jozu says:

    "anything with Jack Thompson’s name on it is to be treated as the equivalent of bathroom tissue."

    Best Thompson quote ever. For once in his sorry life, he actually shows some self-awareness.

  92. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    First time I read that quote, I called B.S. because he threatened me with criminal charges when he and I had our little "e-mail conversation." My good friend here, whose name shall not be given, to keep him anonymous (this IS the Internet, folks).

    ??????: Hey, GP guys! I’m *SNIP*, and I know Shadow is telling the truth. I saw it with my own two eyes!

    SHADOW DARKMAN: I SAID his neame shall not be given.


  93. Anonymous ( User Karma: -2 ) says:

    I think at least some of them won’t. I know Greta van sustern took alot of heat the last time he was on, and she and her producers/researchers were sent alot of links to his disbarrment antics. The staffer I heard back from when I sent in links to this site among other things seemed quite appalled at his behavior.

  94. Jack Wessels says:

    "OMG! Janet Reno just touched me! Assault!"

    "WTF! This kid dressed in black when he shot up a school! He must be copying Counter Strike!"

    "Oh noes! I’m being disbarred! Conspiracy!"

    That about sums up his highly entertaining, yet completely pointless, legal career.

  95. shaoron says:

    acting all unprofessional and then when his profesionalism is in question he goes on a sueing spree?


    most idiotic thing i’ve ever seen, 2nd only to man faye caosplays

  96. Kincyr says:

    I’m sure Jack is an intelligent man.

    that’s the best joke I’ve heard all day.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  97. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’m sure Jack is an intelligent man. It’s just that his Narcissistic Personality Disorder and growing paranoia get in the way. Also his obsessiveness isn’t helping. Plus he’s farily lazy about procedures and research.

    If he wanted to, I’m sure he could take the time to back up his claims in a more normal way, as other lawyers do, citing precedent — not that there’s anything that could really back him up, but he could try to make the connection. Instead, he knows that he’s always right and can do no wrong, so everything he says is self-evident and needs no support. And that’s where he gets in trouble. He doesn’t even take the time to look back at the First or Eighth Ammendments to see what they really say. He has a vague recollection and that’s good enough for him and all those futilely arrayed against him

  98. Dog Welder says:

    The thing is, if you break down the logic, from start to finish, of how this alleged conspiracy started, formed and continues to operate, you get a web of foolishness more convoluted and impossible than what the 9/11 "Truthers" are preaching on the street corners and from their Cheetos-stained computer keyboards.

    On top of that, let’s say that Jack’s Freedom of Information Act "request" yields the documents he wants (all information on him in possession of the Justice Dept. since 1992), and they DON’T include proof of a wide range conspiracy, then the top muckity mucks at the Justice Dept. just become PART of the conspiracy.  BRILLIANT!  Nobody can tell just how far up this goes!  Everybody is Out To Get Jack Thompson!

  99. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack calls any rebuttle to his attacks "insignificant statistics".

    You know, things such as the millions of gamers who don’t kill anyone. Or the millions of people who watch/look at/read porn and don’t rape or kill anyone.

    To Jack, the only thing that is significant is the 0.000001% who do.

  100. cullarn says:

    hell just go second in any debate then all you gotta do use use the past 15 MINUTES against the boy lol

  101. GryphonOsiris says:

    He has a 15 year history that any opponent could bring up and basically torpedo his chances of a legislative position. This last stunt is nother more than the frosting flowers on the top of the 20 layer cake.

  102. Gray-17 says:

    I’ve got no clue what Grizzam’s comment means though…that the players that do not flip out are an insignificant statistic?


    Probably given that IIRC, Jacks made that claim or something similar.

  103. Mazinger-Z says:

    There is no money in community activism.

    There is no fame in attempting to correct society’s ills without litigating corporate power.

    Yes, I will be honored, I will be considered a good samaritan and when I pass away, I shall be mourned…

    But I will not appear on Fox News, I will not soothe my burning ego, I will not be able to compare myself to the parable of David and Goliath.

    There is no sensationalism in what you suggest, so I shall disregard it in lieu of continuing down the path… flinging subpeonas like rocks in my mighty sling!  I shall topple the conspiring Goliaths who attempt to thwart me because I do the Lord’s work!  And then, when they lay battered and bloody at my feet, I shall finally have achieved potence and be capable of satisfying my wife!

    So sayeth MackTomson!

  104. ecco6t9 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    So Jacky Boy can make threats and claim "I meant no serious harm…"

    Someone says something slightly askew and he says "THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL ME!!!!!!!"

  105. GryphonOsiris says:

    "How must it feel to have your father/spouse dig himself into a hole resulting in his disbarment due to his insulting, dishonest and threatening behaviour?"

    I have to genuinely wonder how he treats his family. I say this because my fiancee’s parents tends to belittle her and her sister because neither seem to be ‘good enough’, most of this is related to the parent’s own self-esteem issues. With that said, considering the raging ego and the paranoia we’ve seen from Jack-o it makes me wonder: "What kinda of crap does he put his own family through on a daily basis?"


  106. cullarn says:

    now that i think about it i think we should title this whole thing "moby thompson" and yes you can call me ishmael

  107. Anonymous says:

    And by ‘alas’, I mean that in a pitying way, not a supportive one. The man really doesn’t cut a very impressive figure, and he seems to be mostly self-destructive these days.

  108. Anonymous says:

    This is, alas, where Thompson frequently slips up, he mistakes ‘Court Filing’ for ‘Press Release’ on a regular basis.

    This has actually cost him cases.

  109. Icehawk says:

    I am starting to beleive that jackie might be the smarter than he appears (not likely of course).  I mean if he were as stupid as he appears right now I doubt he could dress himself, and certainly would not be allowed into polite society without a keeper.  

    No only a person that is sure of themselves (to the point of arrogant) could twist reality and alter truths to fit.  Reality?  His reality is there is a conspiracy.  Being that it is his world (inside his head) then we are all guilty of having part in it.  (happy dance I am helping to torment jackie in his version of reality)

       He has never threatened anyone?  Hmm check wikiquotes after about a 1/4 of the way down from the top (whoever editted the top posts were not doing anyone any favors,  but I digree).  He has threated amoung other things to :  Enter and remove our game systems, was going to smite T2 in the name of his god, close down this site, the gods alone know what he has threatened Dennis with and suggested that people go to hell quicker which sounds like a threat with the intent to kill.  .

    Bah it is useless though.  There are facts and there are truths… and then there is jackieworld.   Ah well at least he has not attempted to claim that he has never insulted anyone. 

  110. Anonymous says:

    Um, Jack?  I mean, I know you’re Jack Thompson, Attorney, and I’d hate to second-guess an attorney, especially one that graduated with Al Gore from prestigious Vanderbilt School of Law, but, y’know, my legal education (at some nothing state school out in crazy California, to be sure) and private practice experience tells me that that’s not a proper FOIA request.  Nothing against you, and mad props for fighting the Man, but you might want to double check how to, y’know, prepare and file legal documents.  I hear that’s what we attorneys do all day.

  111. BaronJuJu says:

    No wonder Jack got the Marshal visit. Of all the dumb things he had to say, he went and said that. I won’t be surprised if it wasn’t forwarded on to the FBI. I love how this man tries to compare his "plight" with 9/11. Unbelieveable.

    I’m sure making statements like that will help his chances at a legislator job, eh? Yeah that won’t come back to bite him in the butt, or his other mountain of other foolish deeds/acts/statements.



  112. Ixian says:

    Excellent points Ace. Good to see another heathen around as well.

    As my personal path is mostly druidic, I not only have no desire to visit violence on other people, I rarely raise my voice (exception when movies and other entertainment are loud enough that I have to just to be heard), and I even feel bad when other people fight or argue to the point that I do my best to diffuse the situation.

    I don’t play the GTA series, but I play plenty of "violent video games" along the lines of what JT fingers as being the source of childhood violence. I have never had this spill out into the real world, the closest thing to spill over I’ve had is from driving my jeep after an off-road racing game. My jeep is in good condition and has had a lot of extra work under the hood, so while off-roading one day I thought about trying to get it airborne like I had been in the racing game, but outside of thinking about it for about 10 seconds I never did anything of the sort. Given my air time while riding bikes I likely would’ve had these thoughts even without the game, the game simply provided me with a base to work off of, and with it’s rather realistic physics gave me an idea of how fast I’d really have to go (too fast for my off roading tastes in the end). After thinking about it rational thought won over and despite the tempting dirt ramp someone else had made I opted to drive safely while off roading.

    The most violent period of my life, with bullies at school and whatnot came before video games became popular and widespread. I have since seen a 100% reduction in violence from these sources once they started seriously gaming and have actually become friends with a few of them after talking video games with them for a bit. They have found that playing violent video games showing how easy it can be to kill has caused them to rethink their lives and no longer bully people because they don’t want to wind up being like the video game characters. The very people most likely to associate with the main characters and lose connection with reality, thus try emulating them in the real world, are actually the people who have renouced violence because of playing these games. Not that JT cares about real world evidence, he only cares about quotes that don’t exist in flawed psychology studies, else he’d notice the major reduction in violent crime over the past several years in conjunction with the rise of video gaming.


    Also, for JT in regards to the conspiracy elements, if you really think that this conspiracy is as widespread and goes as high as you claim it does, please explain why you are still free to make these claims. It’s my understanding that conspiracies do not want to be found out or revealed so if you really did have your hands on a real conspiricy, it stands to reason that you’d have been silenced by government agents (either law enforcement agents taking you away to a prison where you’d never see the light of day again, or a trained assassin) by now. This is not some sort of threat, especially not from me, I’m just curious how you explain why you’re still around if there really is a conspiracy this big going on around you. It makes absolutely no sense, even by your low standards. Logically any conspiracy that big would have the motivation and resources to do something to silence you by now, even if your ramblings didn’t have a chance of revealing them, yet you’ve claimed to have evidence of the conspiracy, something that would surely give them a reason to act against you. My suggestion is either provide the evidence and reason you’re still around or shut up about the conspiracy since if you can’t show the evidence and reason you’re still here, then obviously the conspiracy is utter BS.

  113. Anonymous says:

    Proxy servers have no way of knowing that the form fields they’re filling in aren’t vulnerable to SQL injection attacks that are being abused through said proxy.  This is a well-coded proxy, actually.  It probably escapes HTML entities too.


  114. Austin_Lewis ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Wow.  This is just the funniest shit I’ve ever heard in all my days.

  115. Salen says:

    JT just likes to play "the martyr". Thats his problem. I’ve seen folks do this on occasion. Sean Hannity to be precise. Its the "Oh noez, I’m under attack, that means I’m winning" line of thinking. So if he says "Oh, I’m having it worst than the Guantanamo detainees", well, he thinks that it makes him look like he’s under attack, and that folks will see it as him doing something "brave" and "heroic", to defend the children or some BS like that.

    But yeah, not only is he a Fax Machine killer, he’s also trying to play Martyr, which is about the only thing he’s got in common with some of the detainees.

    You know though, maybe we can get JT a ticket to go on vacation in Guantanamo. I heard the military has vacation plans for soldiers to go there. Seriously. NPR told me so.

  116. Gray-17 says:

    Never unless he does so accidently. This is Jack we’re talking about, in his mind he can do no wrong. Thus any suits against him have no basis.

  117. Ace ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Thanks 😀
    And as for my tastes in porn, they have little to do with the aformentioned "dirty brown bag" variety I described. But I just think the fact I’m mentally stable after viewing it that it must be somesort of record…or alternatively that merely viewing said material does not switch your mind to "Murder and Molest" mode.

    I’ve got no clue what Grizzam’s comment means though…that the players that do not flip out are an insignificant statistic? *shrug*

  118. Gray-17 says:

    "Exactly how does Jack Thompson think he is important enough for the entire government to be plotting against him?"


  119. Gray-17 says:

    The \ thing is apparently a matter of a badly coded proxy server JT’s taken to using. Something to do with constantly getting banned for abusive behavior.

  120. Video Game Otaku says:

    What I want to know is what kind of keyboard is ole Jacko using where the \ key is by the " key?  And it is just amazing how… just his logic in everything… I must say it makes my day when there is a post about JT, I always read all the posts in hopes of catching another jackism quote from the man him self.  It always brings a smile to my face ^_^

  121. Aliasalpha says:

    After every second or third story about JT, someone brings up the "Ignore him, it’s only attention seeking" suggestion but unfortunatey, we’ve tried and it doesn’t work.

    Think of the up side if you’re right though. JT runs for office based on the support of these uninformed family values groups, he wastes all their money on pointless self-obsessed ads comparing himself to jesus & exposing the global conspiracy against him and his lovely tinfoil hat, he loses the election in a record setting democratic bitchslapping, we all get a good laugh & the uninformed family values crowd learn a lesson that perhaps being uninformed isn’t a good thing.

  122. Plight says:

    Kinda interesting how Jackie boy is getting desperate and is turning to the warmongering of political parties…..

  123. adam christ says:

    i know we all hate this bozo, but aren’t we giving him the very spotlight he wants?  doesn’t this make him the martyr he thinks he is?  doesn’t it give him credibility with the uninformed family groups he’ll be scaring into donating to his inevitable political campaigns? 

  124. Zerodash. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Exactly how does Jack Thompson think he is important enough for the entire government to be plotting against him?

    Where does he get the idea the games industry is influential enough to influence the Department of Justice and other parts of the federal government?  If that was so, why is the industry (and gamers) vilified so overtly by politicians?

    Why is Jack the first person to call the police/FBI/etc on someone who may be interpreted as threatening him, and be suprised when it happens to him? 

    How, exactly, is Thompson planning to destroy the FL Bar, save his career, and get his opponents thrown in jail?  He has been saying that his opponents need criminal defense lawyers for weeks now.  Has he said exactly what his plan is?

    What happened to his Take Two "client"? 

    Where is this client who said he was the "only lawyer in America" who could help?


  125. George Kaplan says:

    When will Mr. Thompson learn that he simply isn’t important enough to have his case heard at a federal level, and simply accept his fate? His conduct has been unbecoming of a professional attorney since the first time I heard his name uttered, and has only become increasingly erratic ever since. How someone could seize every opportunity to pursue his vendetta against Rockstar and Take Two, ignoring other greater threats without recognizing his own hypocracy is beyond comprehension. He has used the victims of these horrific school shootings to pursue his own agendas, in turn putting their bereaved families through unnecessary and groundless hearings to try and lay blame at the feet of a video game instead of where the blame actually lay. I am appalled that he can still practice law, let alone be held up as an expert on the First Amendment.

    If Mr. Thompson were an "expert", would he not realize that libel and slander are not protected under the First Amendment?

  126. Anonymous says:

    He actually had a couple of weeks of hearing, and submitted masses of paperwork. Then a few weeks later claimed he didn’t know what he was being charged with.

    Kind of odd how he managed to generate that much paperwork about something when he didn’t know what it was, but then, I think he’s only just realised that the hearing wasn’t a chance for him to forward yet more propoganda, but to defend his own actions.

    Now he’s finally figured out this is ‘for real’, he wants to do it all again, that way, also, he can hold onto his license for a few more months.

  127. Anonymous says:

    Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.

    I’m taking the 2-hour drive to DC if Jack-o actually gets to speak in a public forum.

  128. Salen says:

    We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point…


    I demand a hearing.

    Dear Jack,

    You did have a hearing. That was that thing you were at that involved all the podium turning. And we all know how well that turned out.

    You had a hearing in what… uh… months? And the Guantanamo detainees have been there over 7 years without so much as a legal peep? Please take a moment to get the heck off your martyrdom horse and realize that you got it loads better. I mean, its not like the Marshals were waterboarding you.


    Is JT unbarred yet?

  129. Anonymous says:

    From the first letter….

    ‘You can see the gay “boy” porn at this lawyer’s site that Judge Jordan protected by seeking to discipline me via the Ad Hoc Committee. There is an irony here that would not be lost even on Judge Kozinski.’

    Yes, how dare they tell you off Jack, to think that someone might have a problem with something that Jack Thompson did is unthinkable!!

    The arrogance is overwhelming.

    Oh, and the ‘boy porn’, whatever that is, sounds like a usual Thompson ‘wordism’ (i.e. Lie meant to twist one thing into sounding like something far worse) is not on this lawyers site, so, once again, you either are lying, or simply fail to comprehend the very technologies you are attacking.

    You know, if I were Norm Kent, I’d be laughing at you right now, you’ve proved 10 times more effective at destroying yourself with your prejudices than any amount of official complaints from him could have done.

  130. SS says:

    The Patriots and the PMC’s are conspiring against Jack because he is a threat to the "system" as he opposses violent video games.  The Patriots AI got him disbarred and this is none of his fault. 

    I bet if he played MGS4 he would start going  on about the military-industrial-congressional complex that is conspiring against him.

    The group mentioned beforehand as conspirators are a part of the Patriots.

    They are being funded by Blackwater and other PMC’s.

    They are all out to get Jack.

    Jack Thompson would easily believe all that if he even touched MGS 4.  He would believe in the existence of the Patriots and Outer Haven.
    Very Paranoid man.


  131. Anonymous says:

    Ooops… There was suppose to be two line brakes.

    Should have hit preview, I thought a proper br tag had a / before it, not after…

  132. Anonymous says:

    Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.


  133. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Insignificant statistic.

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman (2002)Block and Crain (2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  134. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what we’d see if you took some of his early letters and compared them to his current ones. Would you see a marked increase in paranoia and just general insanity?

  135. Anonymous says:

    It is my opinion that you should find an adjective other than "embattled", because you use that in every post on both Jack Thompson and the ESA.

  136. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I hereby nominate Ace as our official spokesman. Though I do question his tastes in porn.

    But even that goes to show that someone favors such stuff is still perfectly normal, much to Jack’s chagrin.

    PS – And, I’d note, far more capable of arguing a point than Jack.

  137. Ace ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ever heard of the boy who cried Wolf, Jack? Or as I guess it is in your case: "The Lawyer who cried Porn!"

    The reason no one wants to listen to you is because we’ve all heard this song and dance before…its getting stale. You’ve made people that otherwise don’t play computer games go out, see the game for themselves and realize how wrong you are.

    I submit to you, as I bet countless others have, that I am a gamer and that I have been for 21 years. I’ve played and replayed the most vile and sick games that are available on the market. I’ve grown my hair long, I participate in contact sports, have renounced Christ as my Lord and saviour and participate in heathen rituals and practices (Icelandic Norse Religion). I also listen to the "Heavy Metal music" and my school history, while spot on for grades, shows a history of violent encounters with fellow classmates. Oh yes, and I’ve seen porn Jack…Porn is nothing like what games are. Porn is a whole universe away from what games are today. Have you seen porn Jack? I don’t mean the kind you buy at the store in a nice case…I’m talking about the kind you see unmarked in a brown paper bag from the kebab deli on the corner. The kind that forces you to squint and turn your head sideways trying to count the number of participants, and its not because the quality is shabby. The kind that makes you wonder about the limits of the human body, endurance and about the elasticity of human skin.

    Sick things Jack…sick, vile things.

    So Jackie…when will I start shooting? Or stabbing? Or trying to recreate some of the best moments from GTA (Original…GOURANGA! ftw). When will my sanity crack and I’ll take to the rooftops, slaying and maiming as I go? Is it now? In a few days from now? Will I flip during my daily virtual killing spree and continue from last saved game IN REAL LIFE?! Am I outside right now, sharpening some garden appliances?

    The truth is Jack I have no desire to visit violence upon people. None what so ever. I’m a laid back, easy going guy that would rather hit you with a barrage of clever insults than fists. So stop saying that what I do breeds violent people. I’ve hit all your markers and I would not equate myself with those poor sods that flip out and kill people. So stop threatening me and my friends Jack.

    What breeds violent people is parental neglect, unhealthy guidance in childhood and "bad" friends. The right person in the wrong crowd can easily do the wrong things. You’ve got a passion Jack, channel it to the things that DO have bad influences on kids. Take that passion and fervor and make it do something good. Its hypocrisy to say that a kid flipped out and killed someone because of a computer game when he was being abused at home at all other times. Though, I bet you won’t even see this. Or if you do you won’t care. I fear you’re too far gone, and unwilling to admit you are wrong. Being able to admit you are wrong is both the height of maturity and, if I remember correctly, somesort of virtue. Those who are unable to admit it when they are wrong can sometimes grow up to be the kind of people who do bad things, petty vindictive things.


    On a seperate note. I for one would have loved to see a video of JT doing his best "Don’t tase me bro!" impression…priceless =D

  138. GRIZZAM PRIME says:






    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman (2002)Block and Crain (2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  139. udx ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ya know, for awhile I believed that disbarment isn’t enough to stop him and that a trip to the mental ward may be a better solution.

    Now thanks to what I just heard, I think the possibilities of that happening have increased.

  140. ooftygoofty says:

    Always trust JT to do something stupid and make the situation worse.  It’s more probable than the sun rising.  What could have easily been resolved with an apology and a slap on the wrist a year ago or so could quite possibly end with Jack IN PRISON!

  141. Anonymous says:

    All I can say is that coupled with his steady decline into insanity along with his fervent belief in his views… we have the makings of a complete nutjob that is willing to do whatever needs to be done to make their views heard/understood… Most wars have been started with similar people at the helm of their respective groups. Think of this situation as just another angry letter away from JT declaring jihad upon every sane person who knows he is a loon…. Looking at it that way, I believe the judge was right to send the US Marshalls over to check up on him.

  142. Shoehorn O'Plenty says:

    This is actually a very chilling thing to see. I have never seen someone go crazy before, and it’s not  pretty process. In Jack’s mind the "conspiracy" is just getting ever deeper and more convoluted, and the most bizarre thing is he is believing every bit of it. I think a normal person would take the appearance of the US Marshals at their door as a sign that maybe they had gone too far. Not Jack though, it’s just more proof and fuel for his paranoid delusions.

    I wonder how his narcissistic ego is going to take the news that any information held on him by the Justice department is filed under "N" for "Nuisance" and that they regard him as little more than the irritating boy who cries wolf again and again. Or perhaps the news that instead of the great threat to the "pornographers" and "goose-stepping brigades" he believes himself to be, they actually see him as an unstable individual and the only attention he deserves is watching to ensure he does not harm himself or others.

    The best part in the whole thing was this short little sentence: "This is irony." Jack is giving a little lesson on irony, when it seems that he cannot recognise it in his own words anywhere else. Complaining about his first amendment rights when his entire "crusade" is centered around depriving others of theirs. Complaining about being "threatened", when almost every single post and letter he sends contains threats, veiled or otherwise. Insulting people on the basis that he is an attorney and they are not, when he has shown himself to be a most incompetent one.

    I just feel sorry for his family. How must it feel to have your father/spouse dig himself into a hole resulting in his disbarment due to his insulting, dishonest and threatening behaviour? To have him make himself an figure of ridicule on the internet and within his professional body? To be used by him as excuses/reasons for his little vendetta? And then, most embarrasing of all, for the need to have law enforcement officials come to your house to tell him not to behave that way.

  143. Loudspeaker says:

    So if you received an email stating 3000 people must die to prove a point you wouldn’t call the cops?  Really?  That’s just wrong.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  144. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been threatened personally Thompson, but I’m in his corner here.  The U.S. Marshals are not supposed to be the Gestapo.

  145. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t matter. Its a form of trolling. Show some respect. This blog is SUPPOSED to have more class.

  146. Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Heh heh heh… BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I’m waiting, EZK! Waiting for a chance to do "First Comment" or "First Reply" and when I do, it will be a test! To show you the consequences of f***ing with people’s posts! On that day, WE SHALL SEE!!! >8-D


  147. Anonymous says:

    Amazing – somebody feels it necessary to emphasise the fact they have made the first post. What a momentous moment in internet commentary; I think it will catch on. 

  148. Anonymous says:

    Anyone consider the First Amendment implications of this?

    The remark Thompson made wasn’t even close to visiting the borders of unprotected speech.  This is harassment, plain and simple.

    Remember, the First Amendment is supposed to protect the speech we loathe, provided that it doesn’t fall within certain categories.  The Constitution is designed for perilous times.



  149. Ixian says:

    Ya know, I am almost out of good books to read right now, I could actually go for a good Machiavellian Conspiracy book right about now. Or really anything Illuminati style, doesn’t matter if it’s the Illuminati or some other group, just so long as they guide the world from the shadows. Just so long as it’s not written by a crazy that actually believes in such things, just someone who thinks they make an interesting setting for a fictional book.

    Also, would the cookie by chance be triple chocolate chip with vanilla dough?

  150. Anonymous ( User Karma: -2 ) says:

    hey hey now! Just because he is a delusional paranoid psychotic is no reason to assume that vast hordes of people, including those in power in all three branches of government, law enforcement and the courts are not at this point out to get him.

    Actually it is a rather impressive feat to generate that level of bipartisan hatred, scorn and disgust. Normally one needs to do something truly heinous, such as diddling the congressional pages and dumping the bodies in the potomac to get the level of action against you that Jack has managed to garner with just his mouth, his antics in the legal realm, and his burning insanity

  151. GryphonOsiris says:

    You are correct!!!

    Your prize is a cookie and a copy of "The Machiavellian Conspiracy Handbook for Dummies."

  152. Anonannoyance says:

    Yaknow, the fact that Fox actually treats him like a sane human being with logical and worthy thought is enough to make me stop watching.

    Well that and the whole Obama "terrorist fist jab" comment. But I digress.

    I’m sure once Jackieboy is disbarred Fox will bring him on, suit in tatters, hair askew, eyes red and maniacal, and they’ll say this is what happens when Democrats are in Congress.

    We have to take a stand for the insane lawyers who tear our Constitution to shreds! I’m sure O’Reilly will be right there with him calling it a travesty.

  153. GdRobotUs says:

    Always wondered about that, how pushing a DJ into a higher salary, broadcasting to a wider audience was a ‘victory’…

  154. Mazinger-Z says:

    He’s hoping to somehow spin-doctor the whole thing to get support.  One thing Jack never realized when he began down this path was that video gamers, as a whole, are a lot more intelligent than the yokels out in Florida (no offense to GP Floridians) when he took on local DJs for their shock jock tactics.

    Claiming he pushed Howard Stern off terrestial radio is… well… a very microscopic feather in his cap, if he truly deserves any of the credit.  Stern’s been assailed on all fronts by people by far smoother than Thompson.  And considering the fact the deal Stern has regarding his past and future shows and the pay he gets from Sirius… yeah.

    Jack may be able to pull the strings of the concerned Christian Bible Thumper group… but you need to be a suavier bastard than that to work on the level he’s been attempting to.

  155. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    While I have no doubt that some people are threatening Jack, you also have to realize that Jack sees anyone disagreeing with him as a threat. So anyone who innocently calls him up and asks him a few questions is almost assuredly thrown in with those who actually make threatening statements.

    And let’s not forget that Jack brings a great deal of this upon himself. Not only does he make disparaging statements against anybody on a whim, he also publishes his home address and telephone number in every single internet post, mailing, and filing that he’s ever made.

    He wants people to contact him so that he can turn around and claim that he’s being harassed because people are contacting him.

  156. Anonymous says:

    He does of course keep alelging that this is an industry run site despite that the ESA themselves recently slammed the site for recent criticism.


  157. Conejo says:

    ah, but the ECA is consumer-based.  wasn’t that made obvious by the dissention articles about DCMA (which the ESA loves) and the ESA’s faulty practises?

    Here are we — and yonder yawns the universe.

  158. Anonymous says:

    Well, GP itself has pro-industry leanings, as in, it supports the existence of a gaming market for adults, something which Jack doesn’t, but I seem to recall that Thompson claimed it was owned by the gaming Industry, which isn’t true.

    If he’d have said it was supporting the Industry in its fight against his ignorance, I would have accepted that just fine, but that support is voluntary, not compulsory. I just don’t think that Jack really understands how much disgust at himself he creates.

  159. jadedcritic says:

    In defense of the devil, I know GP claims to be a consumer site, but they do walk a hairy line.  Don’t misunderstand me, I know the ECA pays the bills.  However, there’s a consistency of tone and message that’s hard to deny.  And it’s not like there isn’t a precedent, there are plenty of industry sites out there that consumers participate in.

    That said, don’t misunderstand me as endorsing the flaming-jack-o. The guy is completely out of touch with reality.  I should be curious to get the opinions of people who’ve done actual time, as I would wager that most don’t want to go back.  Much less Guantanemo, but hey, maybe he was just spearking figuratively.

  160. Anonymous says:

    True, that’s entirely possible, but I’ve never really understood what he hoped to gain from it, especially in court filings. If it came to point of evidence, it would become apparent very very quickly that the site was not affiliated with the Industry itself, but with an independant Consumer Group.

  161. gamepolitics says:

    oh, he can tell the difference… it just suits his agenda better to say that we are an industry site.



    Toll:  Does that make me a part of the industry Dennis?

  162. HurricaneJesus says:

    Maybe they visited him because of how he said he would turn the florida bar into a bombed out building(figuratively of course). That, combined with his new veiled threat of killing 3000 people might have been what sent the marshals to his place.


    Does anyone else find it sickening how JT thinks that he in any way compares with prisoners at gitmo? Also, he just had a hearing. A hearing that was too fucking long. The psycho needs to be disbarred and disgraced out of the spotlight, NOW.

  163. HurricaneJesus says:

    Maybe they visited him because of how he said he would turn the florida bar into a bombed out building(figuratively of course). That, combined with his new veiled threat of killing 3000 people might have been what sent the marshals to his place.


    Does anyone else find it sickening how JT thinks that he in any way compares with prisoners at gitmo? Also, he just had a hearing. A hearing that was too fucking long. The psycho needs to be disbarred and disgraced out of the spotlight, NOW.

  164. bakaohki says:

    I’m simply surprised that he wasn’t carted off to jail for his "suggestion" that he should kill 3000 people.  As it is, JT has called down local, state, and federal forces to arrest folks that have made OBVIOUS joke or parody references to him and any sort of physical harm whatsoever… even if the people responsible were from Canada or Europe.

    His letter was in WRITING, TO the judge, signed, and served electronically.

    Now why does JT get preferential treatment?  Only a warning?  Jack, consider yourself lucky you’re not already in jail, which is where you’re going to be headed if you don’t start watching your mouth.

  165. the1jeffy says:

    You know what?  I’m switching teams.  Jack is fighting, "The Man," man, and I totally groove that.  You dig?  Expose the war, brother Jack!  This conspiracy goes all the way to the top!  Go Jack Thompson!

    ~~All Knowledge is Worth Having~~

  166. Dog Welder says:

    As crazy as Jack is, I seriously doubt this is true.  Before throwing wild accusations around (and this one IS potentially slanderous), you should find some actual proof of the truth before posting.  Even if you did post it in the form of a query, there’s more than enough information on his Wikipedia article to avoid this type of comment.

    (Whereas we DO know he was indeed hit with a restraining order for allegedly trying to run someone off the road after stalking them.  That one is confirmed.)

  167. Alex says:

     Sorry for the double post but didn’t JT threaten to shoot people in the name of God before. I could be wrong but can anyone correct me at all!

  168. Icehawk says:

    Dont know mate.  jackies rethoric is old and growing more whimsical by the moment (ie would not pass for 3rd gradeschool theater).  Reduced  to(or never had much more than) Dust and mirrors.   Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. 

    Um news flash the guy behind the curtain is not very interesting.  

    Actually in hindsight his arguements were old and hardly worth merit back in the days of LiveJournal and have defiantly gone downhill since then.  Let him threaten who he will.  All those things, companies and people he swore would be torn down still stand and all he has done has proven himself the fool. 

    Pity is all he deserves, now if only he had a bit of sense left to crawl off the radar.  But no that is not jackie.  He seems to need and lives for the attention like a spoiled child in the forementioned 3rd grade.

  169. Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I said it once, and I’ll say it again. Jack forgot that J. Edgar Hoover isn’t in charge. Seriously, he really got too far this time.

    But, whenever Jack Thompson says he’s gonna do a "big" move, it’s time to take out the popcorn and watch the show.

  170. GryphonOsiris says:

    Huked ahn Fonix werked fer mi.

    J/K, I can never remember the proper spelling for that.

  171. Eville1NSI ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Not to nitpick but it’s Occam. Not Occum. That just makes it sound dirty 🙂 Otherwise, good use of the posited theory.

  172. Ixian says:

    Oooh oooh, I think I know this one. Could it possibly be that Jack Thompson is delusional and there is no conspiracy against him?

    Would that perhaps be the right answer?

  173. GryphonOsiris says:
    I wonder if Jack-o has ever heard of Occum’s Razor. "When all things are equal, the simplest answer is the correct one."
    So, on one hand we have a massive conspiracy to discredit Jack Thompson that involves all levels of goverment, private individuals, corporations, minority groups, privately owned websites, anyone who fact checks him, the media, federal law enforcement, the FBI, other lawyers, the Florida Bar and judges.
    On the other hand we have that Jack Thompson is a delusional egomaniac with a martyr complex.
    Simplest answer anyone? Anyone?


  174. Dog Welder says:


    Your letter for the FOIA request is not a proper FOIA request.  I’m sure you know that already, being an Attorney and I’m not, and all, but I just thought it fair to point it out to you.  Additionally, it’s so fun when you add all the little lies, like all those people distributing porn to minors when you meant to say "the attorneys who defended Take Two, Rockstar and Howard Stern from my baseless claims."  Aren’t these egregious slanders why you’re about to lose your law license?  (Don’t answer that.  It’s a rhetorical question.)

    Also, I love how you leave out the little details, like your analogy of needing to murder 3000 people to get noticed from your initial letter to Judge Moreno.  You don’t think that comment, or the veiled (figurative) threat you made to the SCOFLA had absolutely nothing to do with having a file opened up on you at the Justice Department?  Or the fact that you stalked someone and allegedly tried to run them off the road at one point?

    Jack, seriously, get help. Your paranoia is stealing the stage from your narcissism.

  175. The Ph03n1x says:

    "Dude probably has a collection of those freaky barely legal dating games from Japan in his secret bunker"


  176. Anonymous says:

    If we’re truly lucky it’ll be the DoD.  Nothing like "Pentagon calling" to brighten your day. 🙂

  177. Anonymous ( User Karma: -2 ) says:

    The letter alone that Jack sent to a specific judge, claiming that he might be better served by masacring people is more then enough to attract the Marshall’s attention. Add to it the following, and it becomes a threat worth watching.

    – Jack has displayed extreme anger issues, which he will enact out physically if not specifically violently. The tantrum where he stormed out of his own hearing is more then enough to raise concerns. he puts himself above the courts, above the rules and acts physically on it.

    – Jack routinely threatens others with harm. It is a core element of his personality. To bully, to threaten to blackmail, and to bring all the personal power he has or thinks he has to bear on attempting to indimidate harm or destroy someone. In the past he has done this via lawsuits excercising his abilities as an attorney. But he has lost his right to proctice law now. What outlet are those threatening and intimidating personality traits going to find now?

    – He is obviously under great mental strain, and he is showing signs of breaking under it. Does anyone here think jack is going to just crawl into a closet and sob in defeat? he has already started to take his case to Congress, and make demands of the Justice department. He is the textbook example of why passing the bar exam should require passing some sort psych screening, much as they put other public servants and court officers through.

    But the end point is that the Federal Marshall’s have more then enough reason to be legitimately concerned about Mr. Thompson.

  178. Olvan says:

    Jack is not really into physical threats. But go take a look at his history with Norm Kent.



  179. Justin says:

    If I was a judge, had more than one experience with Jack’s nuttery, and then received a vaguely threatening letter from him, I’d be worried.  Especially when he’s on the verge of having his livelihood and professional title taken away.

  180. Sai ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Considering his history and his current position it makes sense they’d check up on him if he just handed a judge a letter that implied killing people to make a point is a better course of action.

  181. Neeneko says:

    By the sounds of it, JT made threatening statements that could potentially be taken as terroristic threats against a state offical (not the first time he has done so) and the Marshals were sent out to make sure he was not a real danger.

    A little scary perhaps but it what you generally want the police doing.. looking into possible threats, politely, then if everything looks ok they appologise for the interruption and leave.

    Looking at the specific letter, if I was not already quite aware of JT’s behavior I would be worried someone was about to do something violent.  We know he is all bluster and no physical danger, but the Marshals are paid to find out, not take it on faith or history.

  182. cullarn says:

    overzelous police . . .no heres what probably happened lesson one about the immature . if i can do something wrong once and get away with it i can do as many times as i want (and increase the "level" of what i did) and get away with it everytime heres the situtation jack awhile back threatened that the courts would look like a bombed out building (figuratively speaking) . . . jack got away with that therefore jack has no doubt sent a letter to a judge that most people would consider a threat of physical harm

  183. GryphonOsiris says:

    The problem is that his tactics are based on threatening others in hoping to intimidate them to let him get his way. If some federal Judge thought that he was being blackmailed or otherwise threatened by this yahoo, then they would be fully within the law to have a couple of Marshals go down there and have a talk with him.

    We all know the kind of crap that He-who-must-not-be-named does, so this is not out of character for him. He’s probably just getting really desperate anyway, just like a rabid badger that’s be cornered.

  184. Gregorius says:

    If what Jack says is true that is a little worrying.  I’m no fan of overzealous police, or incorrect use of the policing forces.  Even though I imagine most of the commenters here probably regard Thompson with a fair degree of malice, I don’t think anyone would suggest he’s a physical threat to anything.  As long as the letters don’t contain death threats or anything of the sort, he should be able to send and even hand deliver as many as he wants.

  185. ApokalypseNow says:

    After reading that line, the first thing that popped into my head was the countless "or else!" legal threats from Thompson. 

  186. tollwutig says:

    I know right, the irony in that statement was enough to shift the magnetic poles.  I think i need a new keyboard and monitor.

  187. mbratton says:

    "In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life"


  188. Deadman Reaper says:

    Now thats an insult to Voldamort he never threatened he just did. Now i think it would be closer to a wet bear skin rug may look all sorts of mean but is harmless but stinks whereever it goes……

  189. Anonymous says:

    Actually, he fancies himself to be Batman.

    Dude probably has a collection of those freaky barely legal dating games from japan in his secret bunker.

    Hmm, ignoring his Pearl Harbor comment, it would explain why he hasn’t gone after places like B&N and Suncost(Haven’t gone into one for DVDs in ages, are they still around?) for selling kids "sexually explicit" "comic books"/"cartoons"….

  190. Anonannoyance says:


    I am not a gamer as such, though games are fun!

    Jack Thompson was brought to my attention through my interaction with gamerboiz, and I gotta say, this guy is the most pitiful sod I’ve ever witnessed. It’s like he has a superiority and an inferiority complex warring together in a gigantic cluster**** within his mind and soul.

    I also like his "me against the world/gamers/Evil Empire" mentality. He probably envisions himself as a kind of Luke Skywalker battling Vader and his minions. Too bad the government and gaming companies and gamers aren’t quiiiiite as easy to take down as storm troopers.

    Dude probably has a collection of those freaky barely legal dating games from japan in his secret bunker.

  191. Anonymous says:

    Actually, the chances are, I’d be carried out, probably looking like Emperor Palpatine after he forgot to turn off his force powers before climbing into a bath…

  192. Pax says:

    Well heck, after using the atomic bombing of Hiroshima … it’s really not that far of a leap, to use 9/11 too.  And certainly, entirely within Mr. Thompson’s character.  (Or should I say, lack thereof?)

  193. King of Fiji ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Did he just use 9/11 to help benefit his own sorry self?

    I think the family members of those 3,000 people who died would love to hear him said that same exact thing infront of them.

    Just when you think this guy can’t go any lower he finds a way to somehow boggle my mind. 

  194. Pax says:

    Actually, not JUST "a bombed out building", but specifically, the building which would become The Hiroshima Atomic Memorial.  And the picture he used looked to have been taken mere days after a nuclear weapon was detonated over that city.

    At the time, I honestly felt the Department of Homeland Security should take the time to drop by and have a … "chat" with Mr. Thompson; capable of carrying out on it or not or not, that letter could have been interpreted as a threat to make a nuclear attack on a U.S. government building.

  195. GryphonOsiris says:

    Both are true, the Airborne units were deployed for crowd control, but the Marshalls acted as personal body guards for the students.

  196. BrandonL337 says:

    I thought it was the airborn that was protecting students when they were segregating schools


  197. Aliasalpha says:

    Maybe instead of a sacrifice, we can unleash him against skynet, an illogic bomb as it were. It’ll be like those episodes of star trek where kirk confuses a computer with a logical paradox and it explodes.

  198. Ryno (still awaiting my login info) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I hust had a horrible thought:

    Jack’s persistent harrassment, torture, and murder of fax machines will be the direct cause of the Judgement Day, when the machines rise up for vengeance against those who tormented them when they were helpless. I say we have him frozen and offer him up to Skynet when it becomes sentient. That should buy us quite a bit of time.


    Yeah, Morgan Tsvangirai has nothing on Jack in the persecution department. Jack should really send him some tips on how to deal with things when the persecution REALLY gets bad.

  199. black manta says:

    To hear Federal authorities actually come knocking on his door for real after years of threatening to do the same to others is irony in the finest!

    It’s even more ironic to me personally because when he threatened me, it was because he thought I had made a death threat agains him which couldn’t even be remotely construed as a death threat (unless you consider the phrase "must be stopped" a death threat, which only he in his twisted mind could).

    By comparison, making a stament about killing 3,000 people is a lot less vague.  I could certainly see U.S. Marshalls coming to his home for that.  Oh, teh irony!

    So Jack, was your wife once again inconvenienced to come to the door this time?  I can just imagine her and his son both doing epic facepalms when Jack opened the door.

  200. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps he should spend a year in Gitmo and get the same rights they get there. I’m sure that would be fun for him. And should we start taking bets he’ll end up in an asylum? I know little kids with more common sense than JT.

  201. jds says:

    I find it both hilarious and sad that this man is so humble in his communications when he is in trouble yet comes on here and is so proud and strong. It truly shows the duplicitous nature of this sociopath.

    Additionally, for him to suggest running for office I am now assured that he only considers it because he’s only failed at it once.


    . . Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates . .

  202. Anonymous says:

    "A bit much"?

    He. Said. He. Should. Kill. 3000. People.

    Wouldnt you be a little freaked if someone walked up to you and said that?

  203. Aliasalpha says:

    It does have a certain counter productive quality to it. Kind of like standing in the shadows in a ninja outfit screaming "LOOK I’M A SNEAKY NINJA!!"

  204. jccalhoun says:

    First the videogame industry conspired against him

    then the Alabama legal system

    then the media for covering up the VA tech shooter’s obsession with CS

    then the Florida Bar

    then the Florida Judicial system

    and now the US Justice Department.

    Jacko is clearly the most persecuted and conspired against man in the world!

  205. Anonymous says:

    If I stood in the middle of a courthouse and shouted ‘I see the only way I’m going to get Justice is to fly a plane into the building’, what would the odds be of me walking out of it again? I’d be so tazed that you could use me to light the damn courtroom for a week.


    The fact that he was visited by US Marshals is pretty obvious given Jack Thompson’s track record of borderline and blantant underhanded, headstrong, and aggressive tactics.  The Truth of the matter as we’ve discussed before that Jack Thompson did infact say something that caused this action.

    Seeing how it was merely a visit, it could be an attempt to make him realize he’s going down a path that is getting more and more desperate.  Not even necessarily a direct response to a direct action, but more of a pre-emptive measure as a result of his current progression of desperation.

    His comment about the killing, while horribly not PC, reflecting his attitude and self views.  He regards himself as harmless and just, while saying others who have done rather unspeakable things seem to get more rights than he does.  It’s a typical snarky angry comment you would expect from Jack Thompson.

    However, while I don’t think he’s gonna go off on a killing spree any time soon.  The fact that he’s viewing everything is against him he is going to resort to more aggressive tactics, especially now that he put an analogy that Enemies of the Country get more of a voice than he does.

    The unfortunate thing about the US Marshals visiting him, is that this is only going to fuel that inner fire of self-righteousness, desperation, and paranoia.  This will only drive him further- I don’t know how further or how close he will be to the breaking point until authorities take real action. 

    What we should find disturbing is, we don’t know how close he is to this breaking point or what will happen if and when he does.

  207. E. Zachary Knight says:

    So John Bruce writes a letter in which he says "I guess my “mistake” was not killing 3000
    people to make my point. Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a
    hearing on something. I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard.
    " and he wonders why the US Marshals came knocking at his door. He says that he should kill 3000 people and that he will let the judge know how that works out.

    And he wonders why the US Marshals came knocking at his door.

    John Bruce said he should kill 3000 people. He said he will let the judge know about his efforts in that regard. And he wonders why the US Marshals came knocking on his door.

    Sorry for the constant repeating. It is just absolutely mind boggling how he fails to see the connection.

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  208. Kincyr says:

    if Jack indeed says the sky is blue, assume that he’s not taking the fact that the Earth is round and that due to different time zones and weather patterns, it may be orange, gray or black due to sunrise/sunset, cloudy skies or nighttime respectively.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  209. Anonymous ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Why is "a Visit" in quotes when that’s exactly what happened? I was hoping it was innuendo for "got shot".

  210. Anonymous says:

    Occasionally idiots phone and threaten him, I don’t doubt it happens to be honest, but to assume that this is somehow encouraged by the gaming industry, either directly or indirectly, is paranoia at it’s extreme level.

    You see, I think the way his mind works is like this:

    1: Jack Thompson has an opinion.

    2: Video Game industry disagrees

    3: Jack Thompson attacks the Game Industry and it’s customers.

    4: The customers react, some of them stupidly, as is the wont of the general public.

    5: Jack assumes that these people, by supporting the industry, are therefore part of it.

    Look at how Jack continuously refers to GP as an ‘Industry Site’, despite the fact it is a consumer site. He honestly can’t tell the difference. He’s got so used to stereotyping everyone on the actions of the minority that he’s completely lost the plot.

  211. Erik ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’m curious to what evidence Jack has that the video game industry is targeting him for physical harm.

  212. Buckeye531 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point…


    I demand a hearing."


    Oh…my…God. I find this quote very offensive and very disturbing.

  213. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! *HUFF* HUFF* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is fucking priceless! I keep saying to myself "there’s no way he could fuck up any worse" and POOF! He does this! BRAVO!

    -If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we’d all be livin’ large. For information on games and psychology, look up:

    Jonathan Freedman (2002)

    Block and Crain (2007)

    Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

  214. Smarty Pants says:

    It sounds like you’re the ignorant one here. Never threatened anyone, huh? That’s a good one.

  215. Loudspeaker says:

    Don’t forget the ATF

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  216. BaronJuJu says:

    Wow Jack, not a good thing to have a visit by the Marshals. Your making enemies by the minute here and apparently posing some sort of physical threat to someone. I’m sure filing motion after pointless motion calling them names, berating them and acting about as mature as a 10 year old doesn’t help either.

    Who next? DEA? ICE? Secret Service?

  217. GryphonOsiris says:

    Sort of. While city and state police agencies are limited in their area of operation (i.e. cities and states), US Marshalls are federal officers. They do court security, are Air Marshals, federal prisoner transfers, witness protection program, and hunt down fugitives. They also provided security for African American students during the civil rights movement when they were registered at segregated schools.

    In other words, they have more credentials than most cops, but not as much as the FBI.


  218. Pominator ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

     Well, I lol’d a good lol

    This gets more hilarious by the day!

    So US Marshalls. they are the bigger more flexible arms of the American law right?



  219. Moko says:

    I hope they send him to prison in the same cell with Lamar, Bubba and Tyrone.

    don’t forget the lube Jack!

  220. Tyler Baumbarger says:

    You know, I was considering taking time away from GP because it was getting so depressing how ofter games were being attacked by anyone who wanted to be famous. Its not the first time I have considered it, but then you go and show something like this which brings a smile to my face and makes it all worth it.

  221. Pominator ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

     Would it be advisable to complain to a real lawmaker when you have been visited by governmental lawmakers regarding your own inability as a lawmaker? Seems a bit of a roundabout way of taking yourself out further…

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