Thompson: Feds are Monitoring Me

September 30, 2008 -

Posted at the risk of incurring the further wrath   of Doug Lowenstein:

Disbarred attorney Jack Thompson thinks the feds are tapping his phone. Or maybe his computer.

In a letter sent earlier today to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Thompson grumbles about once again being detained while trying to access the federal courthouse in Miami:

When I went to the Ferguson Federal Courthouse today, the Deputy Marshals were waiting for me because they clearly knew I was coming.  The black binder that contains alleged “threats” was opened to my page, featuring two pictures of me, and with the explanation, read to me by the Deputy, that I am to be escorted because I am about to be disbarred, because I have filed lawsuits that have been dismissed, and because I allegedly wrote inappropriate letters to judges...

 

The fact that this multi-page binder was already opened up to my page as I walked through the front door suggests surveillance by some means by the US Marshal.  There have been other bits of evidence suggesting this surveillance, but this is the clincher.  The most likely means of doing so are my cell phone use by satellite monitoring, land line phone taps, and/or taps on my home computer. 

 

When the Deputies illegally visited my home [in June, see: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson a "Visit"] they stated that I was in fact being “monitored...”

Ultimately, Thompson was escorted to his destination. This was not the first time he has been barred from entering. (see: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Thompson Says He Will Sue U.S. Marshal). He currently has multiple open lawsuits against entities including the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court.

UPDATE: Full text of JT's letter here... 


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Re: Thompson: Feds are Monitoring My Old Irrelevant Ass.

If I ever see that, I am...  I don't know what I am going to do, but it wont be go to work and have a normal day.

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To reiterate-

I'd like to point out that the previous post was intended solely to pose the question. I honestly don't give a fuck what Dennis reports, it's not my site. As for the end remark, that's intended to be humorous. Don't go getting all rabid on me, 'kay?

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! Jack Thompson is gone, but we are not done... Not yet.

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Note Thompson actually wrote this and gave her a paper saying this when he ran against her lol

 

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i absolutely loved her reply . . .to which he charged her with assualt (when it should have been simple battery lol)

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Jack Thompson, Jack Thompson... didn't he used to be a lawyer?

 

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I bet 5 dollars that Jack Thompson will be thrown in jail or prison before the month is up.

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I'll take you up on that one, haha.  We will say points instead though.  That way we can just keep track of them for fun isntead of real money. 

Oct of 2011 is when my bet that McCain will keel over, any takers?

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I like how he thinks his disbarrment is a late retaliation to his book, which was published in 2005! I've read the book, I finshed reading it, then I sold it for 1 buck.

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Did you sell it on Amazon for a buck fifty?  1.50?  Cuz I just got a new copy, and thats where I got mine.  I may, in fact, have your copy.

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You mean someone actually bought it or are you still trying to sell it.

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I think the better question is:

"You actually bought the book in the first place?"

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Gotta know your enemy....

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Well, I presume some people bought them to replace missing couch legs...  probably at one of those book dump bins at a safeway or something....

 

Best keep your wits about you: The gears of life are always spinning, and ignorance eventually means you'll get caught in them.

Best keep your wits about you: The gears of life are always spinning, and ignorance eventually means you'll get caught in them.

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haha, nice one

yeah, jack is now proving he is crazy, who would waste their time trackingh him, that is like tracking an ant...

 

BTW jack, read up on the stuff Russo said, they can track you by your drivers lic. they put a little chip in there that they can use to track where you are.   Plus, if they ever put you to sleep at the doctor, they are required to chip you if you are not already chipped, but they might have double chipped you just in case...  That is why I do all of my own medical work.

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Did anyone catch the post before the one featured on GP?

Miami attorney Jack Thompson, nationally and internationally known by virtue of his effective and successful opposition over the last 20 years to the broadcast, marketing, and sale of adult-rated entertainment to children, has just been informed by the Florida Supreme Court that he has been disbarred from the practice of law today.

This disbarment is in retaliation, among other things, for Thompson's Tyndale House book Out of Harm's Way, published in 2005, which blew the whistle on the Florida Supreme Court's earlier efforts in the 1990's to literally pathologize his faith-based and successful activism against the American entertainment industry. The Florida Bar's insurance carrier was forced to pay Thompson money damages for that earlier assault upon his First Amendment rights, which is the only known payment of damages by any state bar to any lawyer for improper disciplinary efforts. It appears that the State of Florida will be paying Thompson more damages this time around for its illegal, now repeated, use of "discipline" to punish a Christian lawyer for his activism in the public square.

The timing of this disbarment transparently reveals its motivation: This past Friday Thompson filed a federal civil rights action against The Bar, the Supreme Court, and all seven of its Justices. This rush to disbarment is in retribution for the filing of that federal suit. With enemies this foolish, Thompson needs only the loyal friends he has.

Thompson looks forward to successfully litigating his federal claims, now before US District Court Judge Marcia Cooke in the Southern District of Florida.

Thompson always wanted to own a Bar. Now, armed with multiple US Supreme Court rulings that no state bar can do what it has done to Thompson, he is set to own that Bar.

*snip* EZK: Edited out John Bruce's Contact Info*snip*

Also, the Anonymous comment left on Thompson's ultimatum post is hilarious.

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Wow... paranoid much???

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

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notice how he THREATENS people in his letter.

 

Let me tell you what we're going to do here: The Justice Department is going to respond fully to my FOIA request, and you, Attorney General Mukasey, are not going to continue to ignore it.

Further, Judge Moreno, who is participating in this harassment process, is going to give me a full hearing in open court about this nonsense, which I asked for weeks ago. Further, Judge Moreno, because he and US Marshal Pharo have poisoned the well in this federal District, is going to do what he did in the Tew/Robles/Florida Bar case and transfer Case No. 08-22603 to a non-Florida federal judge.

Either I am told by close of business Friday that the above is going to be done, or
I am going to file a federal action against the appropriate defendants.

 

 

I think that last part is cute. I really do

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hahaha, ok, so I say give it to him, let him be tried in another court system, but accelerate the court date so it happens before Oct. 30th, and if he loses he is disbarred at the moment of the end of the trial, lose the right to have a drivers lic. and drive a car, lose the right to fly in a plane do to national security and his mental health, and he be no longer able to vote.  Furthermore, his psychological state be examined in that case.

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wow, dennis you do have balls... my question is, how do you walk with those type of balls?

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson.... is dead... (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate :D )

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JT is now looking a tad bit paranoid. But we all still get a good laugh out of his letters.

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Love how he posted this on a site called "Judicial Horror Stories". Jack Thompson, always the victim.

Commencing on June 16, 2008, US Marshal Pharo commenced the illegal harassment and blacklisting of me by sending Deputy Marshals to my home

Apparently it's illegal to respond to threats accordingly. Good thing Jack's not in charge of Homeland Security.

and then harassing me in the United States Courthouse here in Miami.

Jack actually felt embarassed? I don't believe that, but it would be a step in the right direction.

Each of you was told about that weeks ago, and you did nothing.

They weren't required to.

Three months ago I submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice to get to the bottom of this harassment and blacklisting, and the Justice Department has completely ignored my request, which is itself a violation of the law.

Don't know about that, but I'm sure they have more important things to do.

When I went to the Ferguson Federal Courthouse today, the Deputy Marshals were waiting for me because they clearly knew I was coming. The black binder that contains alleged "threats" was opened to my page, featuring two pictures of me, and with the explanation, read to me by the Deputy, that I am to be escorted because I am about to be disbarred, because I have filed lawsuits that have been dismissed, and because I allegedly wrote inappropriate letters to judges.

Love when it he completely dismisses the bad things he's done. Just wonderful.

By all means, let's round up half of the United States' population including all Members of Congress, why don't we.

Again, dismissing the seriousness of his actions.

The fact that this multi-page binder was already opened up to my page as I walked through the front door suggests surveillance by some means by the US Marshal. There have been other bits of evidence suggesting this surveillance, but this is the clincher. The most likely means of doing so are my cell phone use by satellite monitoring, land line phone taps, and/or taps on my home computer.

Always jumping the gun, isn't he?

When the Deputies illegally visited my home they stated that I was in fact being "monitored," and they also indicated that this was unnecessary. They apologized. The Deputy today that escorted me to the Clerk's Office to file my emergency motion pertaining to the latest misconduct by The Florida Bar told me that "this following you should stop because it is ridiculous." Indeed it is. It also constitutes illegal blacklisting.

Sounds like a lie to me.

Let me tell you what we're going to do here: The Justice Department is going to respond fully to my FOIA request, and you, Attorney General Mukasey, are not going to continue to ignore it. Further, Judge Moreno, who is participating in this harassment process, is going to give me a full hearing in open court about this nonsense, which I asked for weeks ago. Further, Judge Moreno, because he and US Marshal Pharo have poisoned the well in this federal District, is going to do what he did in the Tew/Robles/Florida Bar case and transfer Case No. 08-22603 to a non-Florida federal judge.

Jack can't beat a bunch of gamers, and he thinks he can boss a judge and the Attorney General around? WTF?

Either I am told by close of business Friday that the above is going to be done, or I am going to file a federal action against the appropriate defendants.

I'm sure they're shaking in their boots.

This is not Nazi Germany, not yet anyway.

Yeah, that's going to score points. What a moron.

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This is not Nazi Germany, not yet anyway.

Despite Jack's best efforts.

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I think it is time we stopped covering Thompson until he either gets undisbarred (rebarred?) or he manages to play by the rules and get a game suit through signed by somebody else.

The games press may not have made Thompson the threat, but they did make Thompson the phenomenon. It's time to let him fade into obscurity.

/b

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Hmm..the feds ae monitoring him? Noo..sounds like he doesn't know just how predictable he is. Is anyone surprised that he would go to a courthouse and try to file more suits or something? Hell, if I was one of the Marshals I would have been expecting. And considering the attention he's been getting he'd be fairly easy to recognize..

H.K.

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Apparently, foresight and intuition simply doesn't exist.

This meat is green and fuzzy...I should probably eat it so it doesn't go to waste.

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Sounds like Jack's seen the movie Eagle Eye.  Great flick, BTW.  And Shia LeBoeuf was pretty cool in it, too.  It also had Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Chiklis and Rosario Dawson. Check it out.

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Doesn't surprise me for Jack to assert such a thing, since it goes right along with his conspiracy nonsense. He has to stick to his lie, since, obviously, he completely lacks the ability to be remotely honest.

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Jack;

Given your recent bizarre behavior and ranting, I'd be extremely disturbed if the Feds WEREN'T watching you.  I feel far safer knowing that you are being watched.

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Jack reminds me of the people I destroy in gears on War. When they are getting completely owned, they take the easy way out and quit. When Jacky is disbarred and all hope is lost, I can see him suicide bombing TT or a game retailer.

 

He is just that fucking insane.

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Better hope there aren't any 'suicide bomber' simulators for him to get good at, then... since we all know they work so well in training people to do things...

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i couldnt agree more, how many times have people on here said he was gonna snap and hurt someone

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Jack Thompson: The Legal system made me do it.

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i really want to hear that defence used in court

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We should give Jack his own blog on GamePolitics.com

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You're crazy but that would be a funny idea. He posts his side and than we littarlly disect him point by point, word by word and prove him wrong. We sure as hell did that to him on youtube.

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I didn't see him on YT. Jack having a blog here might be fun though.

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 If you paint one painting they don't call you a painter, if you write one novel they don't call you a novelist, but if you threaten to blow up one federal building they call you a potential threat!

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imagine that =p

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Jack's tinfoil hat must be molded in a expert model of Napoleon's general hat.

Gasp poor old  Jack, the conspiracy thickens! I wonder who is after him next? The autobots? The Carebears, People who are left handed, Radical Gay Reverse Vampires, Civil War recreationists, and the Legion of Secretaries?

Jack finally hit rockbottom, and he is lashing out in anyway he can :)

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Us left handed people are already after him, he just doesn't know it yet

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About time you lefties did something.  God, what a lazy bunch.  With your leftorium and your left handed scissors, and you still refuse to protest?  Shame on you.

Kidding, of course.

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Either way, I still take offense to that. (Yes, I'm a lefty too)

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Re: Thompson: Feds are Monitoring Me

Didn't fellow disbarred attorney, Francis Dec also make claims such as these?

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what is wrong jack feeling initimated and bullied?

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"And then, as I was being escorted and we entered the elevator, one of the Marshals ILLEGALLY farted in my direction as the doors closed!"

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He's not disbarred yet...he has 30 days from the initial anouncement to appeal

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Hahah, well duh Jack! You did this to yourself and its obvious that they don't want you in their work place, causing more problems for them cause we all know your a lost cause, that will disseaper from the memories of everyone soon.

We need to post a countdown thing to his disbarment on here. That would be funny to look at. Just an idea!

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Yes, old Jacko is totally sane!  Nothing to make him sound crazy in this message!

 

 

 

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Ugh.  Alright, regarding the recent Lowenstein debacle, I totally support Dennis, Kotaku, and the other members of the gaming press.  But this?  He's done.  He's over.  Unless he's somehow managing to do something threatening to the industry, I could not possibly care any less about this guy anymore.

I don't see the point in reporting about his paranoid rants.  This story doesn't have anything to do with video game politics.

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Lumi, we both commented about this before and I whole-heartedly agree with you, this is not news and should not be covered as such.  I had hoped that those in the gaming press would cease coverage of Thompson's minor frivolities, but it seems that is not the case.  Again I urge this site and others not to dignify these innane actions on the part of a now toothless Thompson with stories.

Regarding the other response to this comment, I think it's absolutely fair for a member of this site to criticize its content.  I don't think the author here, nor on any other site think of this as any more than constructive criticism.  I hope also that content creators believe as I do that covering the news is a collaborative endeavor, one that thrives on the feedback of the readers.  Just as consumers vote with their wallets, readers vote with their pageviews.  On a side note, I think it important for any comments to be made in a respectful manner.  Like Winston Churchill once said "If you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite".

 
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Andrew EisenNow, having said that, what sites are you reading that are claiming that if "you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem" or that gamers are "obligated to stop harassment"? Or was that hyperbole too?09/21/2014 - 1:03am
Andrew EisenFirst of all, ONE person in the Shout box suggested an obligation to call harassers out on their harassing but only after YOU brought it up. Plus, Techno said "when you see it happening." If you don't see it, you're not under any obligation.09/21/2014 - 1:02am
Sleaker@Craig R. - at this point I don't even know what the hashtags are suppsed to be in support of. what does GamerGate actually signify.09/21/2014 - 12:21am
Sleaker@AE - Hyperbole for the first 2, but it seems like some of the comments in the shout are attempting to place blame on fellow gamers because they aren't actively telling people to stop harassing even though they don't necessarily know anyone that has.09/21/2014 - 12:16am
Andrew EisenSleaker - Who the heck are you reading that is claiming "all gamers are bad," we "need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers," that if "you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem," or that gamers are "obligated to stop harassment"?09/20/2014 - 9:44pm
erthwjimhe swatted more than just krebs, I think he swatted 30 people http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/teen-arrested-for-30-swattings-bomb-threats/09/20/2014 - 9:31pm
Craig R.Btw, the guy who swatted security expert Brian Krebs? He got picked up recently. It can be done.09/20/2014 - 8:55pm
Craig R.Such things are not done in a vacuum... hence why the 4chan and other logs show what fools you've all been, tricked into doing the trolls' work09/20/2014 - 8:49pm
Sleaker@Technogeek - How do you call someone out that anonymously calls in a SWAT team, or sends threats to people?09/20/2014 - 7:04pm
Technogeek"It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so." I'd say you're certainly obligated to call them out when you see it happening.09/20/2014 - 5:17pm
SleakerNow if you disagree with anything in my last 2 posts then we obviously have a difference in world view, and wont come to any sort of agreement. I'm fine with that, maybe some people aren't?09/20/2014 - 5:09pm
SleakerIt also doesn't mean that just because a news outlet says that Gamers are the problem and you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem. It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so.09/20/2014 - 4:59pm
SleakerJust to re-iterate: People getting harassed is wrong. Just because someone is harassed by so called 'gamers' doesn't mean that all gamers are bad. nor does it mean that you need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers.09/20/2014 - 4:56pm
SleakerAnd furthermore just because someone doesn't 'crusade against the evil' that doesn't make them the problem. You can have discussion with those around you. There's a thing called sphere of influence.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
Sleaker@Conster - one person getting harassed is a 'problem' only so far as the harassee's are doing it. Just because a select few people choose to act like this doesn't make it widespread. Nor does it immediately make everyone responsible to put an end to it.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
james_fudgeno worries09/20/2014 - 4:15pm
TechnogeekI misread james' comment as "we can't have a debate without threatening" there at first. Actually wound up posting a shout about death threats and "kill yourself" not technically being the same thing before I realized.09/20/2014 - 3:59pm
james_fudgeDon't hit me *cowers behind Andrew*09/20/2014 - 3:20pm
ConsterYou take that back right now, james, or else. *shakes fist menacingly*09/20/2014 - 3:00pm
james_fudgeOur community is awesome. We can have a debate without threatening to kill each other.09/20/2014 - 2:50pm
 

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