Florida A.G. Once Fretted About Wiimote, Now on ESRB Bandwagon

When gamers last heard from Bill McCollum, the Florida Attorney General was fretting that the motion-controlled Wii version of Manhunt 2 would have a generation of kids practicing to be killers. As GamePolitics reported in June of 2007, McCollum apparently got that idea from Jack Thompson.

These days, McCollum is, like many political colleagues in other states, urging parents to follow ESRB content ratings while shopping for holiday gifts. A press release on his official website quotes the Republican A.G.:

Though the holiday season is one of the busiest times of year, it is also perhaps the most important time of the year for consumers to make sure they know what they’re buying for their loved ones. The ESRB rating system provides parents and others with age and content information which can be informative tools when purchasing games for family and friends.

McCollum’s press release also quotes ESRB head Patricia Vance as well as ESA CEO Michael Gallagher.

But not Jack Thompson.

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  1. 0
    jccalhoun says:

    Jacko continues his campain of lies.  If Jacko is only concerned with people under the age of 18 playing mature-rated games why was he so adamant that the killer at Northern Illinois played Counter-Strike even though he was over 18 when the game first came out?  Either Jacko is liar or the killer at Northern Illinois had a time machine…

     

    http://www.popularculturegaming.com

  2. 0
    DavCube says:

    "In this country, all you have to show is that games were one factor, not the only factor."

    Wrong, Jack-O. All your FAILED cases tell us otherwise. If that were the case, you’d be saying that video games are practically a form of torture, worse than beating or molesting your child, worse than any other factor one could think of. You know what that would become? A scapegoat. Crime would INCREASE, sir. People could do whatever they wanted and just mention video games for a get out of jail free card to just repeat the cycle again.

    Do you want that to happen? I don’t think so.

  3. 0
    Erik says:

    Hey John boy.  How many times have you been banned from here this week for breaking the rules?  Furthermore just what makes you think that Dennis banning your insipid nonsense on HIS site is some how illegal?  Of course if you knew anything about law you might still be, you know, a lawyer.

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

  4. 0
    Kincyr says:

    police officer trying to get another officer’s son off the hook
    another case of corrupt cops.
    It’s the cops’ Blue Wall of Silence, their ‘Omerta’ if you will…

    岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

  5. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    Anyone who’s been to a Mardi Gras parade knows. Besides beads, they also throw stuffed animals, drinking cups, candy, moon pies, NERF footballs, and even panties.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  6. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    Well, it’s obvious to me that Thompson’s lying again, since there’s no mention of video games at all in that article.

    Plus, the fact that the cops already have their confessions make any attempt at a "video game defense" null and void.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  7. 0
    JDKJ says:

    Jack’s throwing that "I’ll own everything you have" promise around like beads off a Mardi Gras float (Bear Dogg-X knows what I’m talking about, if no one else does). That shit’s too funny! LOL!! 

  8. 0
    Mnementh2230 says:

     Nice baseless legal threat.  GamePolitics doesn’t exist to be your propoganda machine, Jack.  Grow up and get a life.

     

    EDIT:  I decided to expand upon this, because you don’t seem to have any grasp on the law, Jack.  Jee, I wonder if that’s why you’re not allowed to practice anymore?

     

    Gamepolitics is a privately owned website – that is, it is not beholden to you, and has no legal obligation to post content that you submit.  Given that you’ve evaded the site’s BANs multiple times, perhaps this is something you should take into account.  You sue the site, and GP’s countersuit for cyberstalking and criminal harassment will only further bleed your family dry.  Given that you’re no longer a bread-winner for your family, perhaps this is something you ought to take seriously.

     

  9. 0
    gamesmakeyoukill says:

    AE:  Interesting but off topic.  Deleted.

    Oh, and Dennis, take this post down and I will own everything you have as well.  Thanks.

    Update: I went ahead and put Thompson’s post in his thread on the forums.  It doesn’t belong here but it is interesting and worth discussing.

  10. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

    An absurd and unsuccessful attempt to drag the industry into a case it had nothing to do with.  But, I do see your point.  Despite horrific abuse, Posey was a killer and Thompson did allegedly solicit defense strategies numerous times.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  11. 0
    sortableturnip says:

    Maybe Dennis doesn’t want to give you a "podium" to stand on, like what Judge Tunis did during your disbarrment hearing…you know, the one you walked out on….

  12. 0
    hayabusa75 says:

    What do you call contacting Cody Posey’s criminal lawyer about trying to get him to use the video game defense?

    "There is no sin except stupidity." – Oscar Wilde

  13. 0
    VeteranFootman says:

    I’m still awaiting your non-existent "smoking gun" evidence you keep cryptically referring to that’ll take down your seemingly endless list of targets(which at this rate may literally include your kitchen sink).

  14. 0
    TBoneTony says:

    You know, I think that the more books like Grand Theft Childhood get made, the more and more we will see many politicians either take note, or still be so stubburn to the fact that they themselves never have understood a single thing about Videogames.

    They get their science mixed up with their ideology that is basicly their individual opinion but it does not always reflect what is really going on in real life.

  15. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    My understanding was that she received money from his dad for tattling on him.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  16. 0
    Kincyr says:

    the Cody Posey case where he tried to downplay the horrific abuse that Posey suffered at the hands of his evil father, stepmother, and stepsister and tried to falsely blame Rockstar and Take-Two.

    IIRC, Posey suffered no abuse from his stepsister, she was the innocent victim

    岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

  17. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

    It doesn’t.

    In the incredibly unlikely event that Thompson worked towards acquitting a killer or rapist in order to further his agenda – yes, that would indeed be reprehensible.

    But I’ve seen nothing to indicate that he is or will be doing such a thing.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  18. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

     

  19. 0
    Austin_Lewis says:

    Unmerited or undeserved?  
    To be honest, I fail to find merit in anything that Jack Thompson has ever done or attempted to do.  He’s wasted money, time, and most of all, he’s wronged the dead.  Over and over and over again. 

    Of course, if you think we in some small way ‘deserve’ Jack Thompson’s nonsense and base insults coming from someone who, let’s face it, is a poor excuse for a person, an all around asshole, and the kind of man who would go goose stepping with the KKK if he thought it would further his agenda, then I suggest you have your head examined.

    Come now Andrew, its not like Dennis is responsible for what we say to Jackass McGee up there.

  20. 0
    JDKJ says:

    @Jack "Inmate No. 10946253" Thompson, who wrote:

    "I have been asked to submit a video game bill to a western state in a few weeks."

    I missed that part on my first read, Jack-O. And, having now caught it, I recall watching Schoolhouse Rock the other day and this little singing bill (cutest thing you ever saw) was standing on the steps of Capitol Hill and explaining how a bill could, if passed, eventually become a law. Lemme spell that for you:            L . . . A . . . W. Law. Given that you’re prohibited from practicing law, do you think it wise that you be seen anywhere near a potential law? If I were you, I wouldn’t even go out to eat at a Lawry’s Steakhouse for fear of being charged with the unauthorized practice of law. And I damn sure wouldn’t be caught dead drafting a law. But fret not. You’ve provided me endless entertainment and do I feel some sense of obligation to you for that. You therefore have my solemn promise: I’ll make sure your inmate account never runs out of money. ‘Cause I know that sooner or later — most likely sooner — you are getting charged with and convicted of UPL.

       

  21. 0
    hayabusa75 says:

    Andrew, I don’t think Jack wants to free convicted killers just for the sake of it, either.  And yes, I agree that Jack has always and will always be about Jack.  But explain this to me: when Jack’s vendetta against games dovetails nicely with acquitting a killer or rapist, he has no problem helping them get off.  Just because he only does it when he can further his video game agenda, how does that make it any less reprehensible?

    "There is no sin except stupidity." – Oscar Wilde

  22. 0
    hayabusa75 says:

    If that’s the case, then I’d sure like to know what video game he copied his rape technique from.  Also…

    "I am all over this same issue now and until I die. "

    ETA?

    "There is no sin except stupidity." – Oscar Wilde

  23. 0
    JDKJ says:

    Touche, Sir. Ya got me. I’d completely forgotten that Jack ain’t never really tried to further the interests of anyone but Jack. I concede. But I will point out that your death-blow wasn’t fault-free. It’d have been more prefect if you’d said "but so he can drag a huge spotlight onto Jack Thompson."

  24. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

    Possibly but based on Thompson’s past, I doubt it.

    I find it more likely he wants a retrial, not so that whoever-this-person-is can get off scott free, but so that he can drag the game industry into it.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  25. 0
    JDKJ says:

    It’s a quibbly point but I’ll debate anything (it’s in the blood):

    Not expressly does he say he’s getting the young man out of trouble but that implication is, I’d argue, clear to see. The "copycatted a violent game" statement (did you know that "copycat" was a verb, cause I didn’t?) is, as you know, Jack’s way of absolving the young man of all blame for being convicted of whatever criminal offense he was convicted of and thereby ended up incarcerated. That’s the "trouble" facing the young man. It also, by logical extension, makes the young man not only a criminal, but a convicted one at that. Jack also states that he’s working to secure the young man/convicted criminal a new trial with the obvious implication that the hoped-for result is an acquital at this new trial. I’d argue that the inescapable conclusion by implication is that Jack’s trying to get this criminal out of trouble. Ain’t no other reasonable read. 

  26. 0
    HilaryDuffGta says:

    http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

    Ok i’ve read the entire story and all of the posts even those from Jacky Boy and i’ll get to those in a few minutes here..This might turn out to become a duffy rant but i’m not even sure yet..I’ve already pwned thompson more then enough times on here…but i dont mind doing it again i always get enjoyment out of it…so why not another one…

     

    So Jack i see we are back at the "lets make a few hundred screen names and keep doing that because its so fun"

     

    and as for your new screen name i think its quite funny that a idiot like you spouts on about all this violence and things and how all of us gamer’s are Hypocrites..yet your the one who despite pulling this whole "i only want to keep them out of the hands of 17 years old"….Your the one who tried numerious times before to always get games you "dissaprove of" taken away and made so now one can play it all…

     

    and we’ll i’d actully rant more but my friend needs the computer and peronally your not worthy of my time..

  27. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

    If you’re going to post nothing but a strongly worded insult, yes.  Although Thompson’s response is not much more than an insult itself, it’s relatively tame and not completely unmerited.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  28. 0
    JDKJ says:

    @AE: Just so the record’s clear, the "and a lawyer" bit came only after he was called out by more than a few posters, myself included, for the obvious unlicensed practice of law and, then, only as part of a clean-up attempt so feeble and transparent he might as well have been wearing a clown suit, carrying a shovel, and following a circus elephant aroung the Big Top. What he initially said was: 

    "I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game."

  29. 0
    DarkTetsuya says:

    Well we’re talking about the guy who would blame … well something he referenced elsewhere on the site, on GTA4, despite the obvious flaws in the logic that GTA1 didn’t even exist yet.

    But that’s pretty much what it looks like he’s doing, at least imho.

    300 Episodes and counting: http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/

  30. 0
    Erik says:

    Other than the fact that in this thread that he has stated that he is trying to get a criminal out of trouble?

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

  31. 0
    DavCube says:

    You know, sir, when you’re a lawyer, you’re supposed to have the patience to at least skim through something, if not read it in its entirety. (preferably the latter) If you can’t do that here, it’s no wonder why you seemed to forget everything you learned at Vanderbilt.

  32. 0
    DavCube says:

    No, he’s going to take it down because it’s against the comments policy THAT YOU STILL REFUSE TO READ.

    "Solicitations, advertisements or postings of a commercial nature also are not permitted."

    Clear enough for you? Oh, and for good measure:

    "Views posted are those of the individual user and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ECA."

    David Gagnon

  33. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

    2nd point – I would agree that Thompson uses such tragedies to his advantage but I wouldn’t go so far as to say he actively encourages them.

    3rd point – Can’t comment on the rapist because I know nothing about it, however, as I recall, Thompson was not trying to get Moore out of trouble but was instead suing Take-Two, Rockstar, Sony, GameStop and Wal-Mart for creating/selling a game which influenced him to kill 3 people.

    As for Posey, Thompson named him (and Rockstar, Take-Two, and Sony) in a wrongful death suit.

    I agree that Thompson tries to shift blame, or at least spread it around to places it doesn’t belong, but I’m not sold on the "trying to get killers out of trouble" angle.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  34. 0
    JDKJ says:

    Hal and D-Mc really need to give you and EZK some kinda "How could I have possibly known that Jack Thompson could be such a raging annoyance and busy-work creator when I signed up for the job?" reward/award.  

  35. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    I’d give GONK the second point(encouraging school shootings) since Thompson does promote that he "predicted" Columbine and tries to blame the industry for every school shooting since 1997, although some of that is the mainstream media’s fault for their around-the-clock coverage.

    I’d also give him the third point(trying to get mass murderers and child abusers out of trouble while framing innocents for the same crimes) also. Since it was announced that he was being disbarred permanently, Thompson has actively tried to get a convicted rapist’s sentence overturned to tie into his disbarrment and tried to get convicted cop killer Devin Moore out of his deserved death sentence while falsely accusing Take-Two and Rockstar. Also, the Cody Posey case where he tried to downplay the horrific abuse that Posey suffered at the hands of his evil father, stepmother, and stepsister and tried to falsely blame Rockstar and Take-Two.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  36. 0
    Andrew Eisen says:

    I’d say Thompson’s posts (and posts directed at him) receive the majority of my attention as a moderator.  I’d say it breaks down something like this:

    80% Thompson stuff (and not just stuff posted by the man himself)

    10% Zapping spambots.

    10% Keeping flame wars and personal attacks under control.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  37. 0
    Adamas Draconis says:

    If you’re planning to sail west from LA to prove the world is flat, I hope you get caught in the Doldrums.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  38. 0
    DavCube says:

    I’ll tell you what i DO understand about practicing law:

    You could never do it to save your own skin, let alone anyone else.

    Oh, and where’s your name, anonymous coward?

    David Gagnon.

  39. 0
    JDKJ says:

    And it’s also most heart-warming to see that you still haven’t learnt — and never will — that once you recklessly commit yourself in writing, it ain’t easy to back-pedal away from what you’ve written. What you wrote was:

    "I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game."

    Does that sound to you as if all you’re doing is writing to someone to tell them they need a lawyer? If it does, good for you. But to a reasonable and sane person it sounds as if you are actively involved in (i.e., "working with") the young man’s case with the stated objective of securing him a new trial.

    Might I suggest that you load that shotgun you love to discharge at your own foot with double-"0" buckshot? I think you’ll find it to be a most effective choice of ammunition. 

  40. 0
    GONK. says:

    one small problem with your statement, Smacktard Jack… EVERYTHING YOU SAY AND TYPE IS NOTHING BUT A MORONIC, SICKENING, REPEATEDLY PROVEN LIE. EVERYTHING.

    YOU are one one trying to destroy the 1st Amendment, not people who play games.

    YOU are the one ***, not people who play games.

    YOU are the one trying to get ***, not people who play games.

    YOU are the one using *** on grieving families who just lost a loved one, not people who play games.

    YOU are the one actively taking pride in ***, not people who play games.

    YOU are the one ***, not people who play games.

    but no, your crippling retardation you try and pass off as "faith" prevents you from seeing that your utter inability to function like a normal human being is what permanently (forever, for life) cost you your career as a (mal)practicer of law. i would say something about lifetime disbarment being far too merciful for an *** like yourself, but that would go pretty far against the comments policy that you violate every single time you spam this site with your badly written junk mail.

    AE: Let’s pull back on the insults a bit.  I deleted most of your accusations too as they’re unsupported.  If you can support them with relevant examples I will probably leave them up next time.

  41. 0
    NovaBlack says:

    Jack use your EYES there is a massive post a bit above this one. THAT is where he posted it.

    Its the size of an entire page.  Is being legally blind the only link you still have to the legal profession? 

    what post? geez.

     

    as for the ‘bathroom stall’ comment, i sometimes wonder wether you just pick random words out of a hat to make a random sentence.

  42. 0
    Kerane says:

    If this is about the case i read about on JAABLOG then the guy JT is talking about is a rapist. And he was found guilty.

     

    As a woman, i feel the need to use words like Rot in jail, throw away the key, stuff like that.

    Trying to spin it into a videogames made him rape a woman spiel is utterly disgusting, mister Thompson.

     

  43. 0
    Mr.Pat says:

    Apparantly Jack’s a bigger coward than I remember, else if he were so confident he would be accepting my $50 bet right now.

     

    He’s also a bigger moron than I remember since he can’t even follow the posting rules here, either that or, as per usual, he thinks rules don’t apply to him, only everyone else.

  44. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    No, they aren’t.

    As for your "temporary" disbarment, I believe the jduge ruled that as dibarred for life, meaning you cannot re apply, ever.

    And reuinign the judge’s career will not overturn it.


  45. 0
    dennisthenazi says:

    I’m sorry, what rules are those?  Is there a rule that says I can’t write an inmate whom I have known for years and tell him that I will try to get him a lawyer?  Is there something about "practicing law" that you don’t understand?  Do you think writing someone and saying, "You need a lawyer" is practicing law.  What are you and the rest of the jerks here on, heroin?

  46. 0
    Kamelmann says:

    Jack I feel so sorry for you.. I really.. do..

    You need to take a step back and look back at the last few years.. you have effectively nuked yourself.. and it seems you are suffering from an OCD-esque problem.. now before you jump up and down I personally suffer from it so no running around like a child..

    You quite clearly are obsessed with this board, with the fact you are seemingly always right and everyone else is wrong, obsessed about games for some bizarre reason.. have you even played gta4 may I ask?

    Your paranoia has made you self destruct and while i’ll admit at the time it was funny in the fallout you running around still thinking your right, still a lawyer and that games will destroy the world is.. sad..

    Please get some help before it gets worse and you end up hurting yourself, or worse a nerd..

    (because then people wont love you and see you as a monster even though as we all know ”nerds” arent real people.. right? </sarcasm>)

  47. 0
    dennisthenazi says:

    Actually, the letter I provided Dennis McCauley says they do have an obligaiton to me.  Funny, so funny, that you would disagree with The Bar on that.  Maybe Dennis will get out of his fascist high chair and share their letter with the throngs of morons here. 

  48. 0
    JDKJ says:

    @Jack "Careful What You Ask For" Thompson:

    Thanks, Jack, for not changing even one crazy hair on your crazy head. Ever consider the possibility that, as you’ve requested, the Bar and Court will indeed reconcile the discreperancy but that they’ll arrive at a new cost amount greater than the larger of the two discreperant amounts? If there’s a God in Heaven, that’s exactly what’ll happen to you.

  49. 0
    JDKJ says:

    As a matter of fact, Jack-O, I do think that you telling someone they need a lawyer and otherwise advising them on a legal predicament is offering legal advice. Offering legal advice is practicing law. Practicing law without a license to do so is, I believe, the unauthorized practice of law. You don’t see it that way, I know. But you didn’t see a permanent disbarment coming your way, either, did you?  

  50. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    Actually I was speaking the site rules you love to preach about but ignore yourself.

    We’ll just let the actualy justice system deal with amoral jerks likw yourself.

    And thank you for trying to get a possible murderer free.


  51. 0
    dennisthenazi says:

    Hey, Dennis, you going to leave this up, which corrects your grossly erroneous and fraudulent early reporting, or do I just add another count in the lawsuit against you and Hal Halpin? 

    AE:  Completely off topic letter deleted.  Post it in this thread’s comments section where it belongs.

  52. 0
    Mnementh2230 says:

     Wow, more immaturity from Jack.  How predictable.

     

    You’re more the nazi, Jack.  This site is not a public playground, and enforcing certain standards of behavior is perfectly acceptable.  YOU, on the other hand, are a FACIST.  You want to completely BAN media – games of dubious violence.  Who’s the nazi, Jack?  Who’s the facist?  You are.

    Go back in your hole, you dirtbag.  Go back and your hole and die quietly.

     

  53. 0
    sortableturnip says:

    I’m suprised more people aren’t outraged by the fact that he refers to the family he was with for thanksgiving as a "Jewish" family.  I mean, you do it enough here with "gamers", but why do you need to stereotype your friends?

    Very bad sign, JT…

  54. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    Giving who you really worship, I’m not surprised in the least that you enjoy hot weather. Better get used to being in hot places.

    I was with my family as well, enjoying the various home made things they made, like my dad’s mac and cheese. And was enjoying a rather pleasant snowfall.

     


  55. 0
    NovaBlack says:

    oh and dont use the terms ‘nerd’ and ‘dirtbag’ after you just recently went crying to dennis and EZK when you felt somebody had insulted you and broken the comments policy.  Although i guess selective application of the rules sums your attitude up to many aspects of life Jack.

  56. 0
    DavCube says:

    We know enough that the court docket isn’t the place where you submit evidence. Let alone that of the pornographic variety…

    Besides, why did you just yesterday, say here that you’re still a lawyer? Answer me that.

  57. 0
    DavCube says:

    You also spent a good amount of time here spouting your usual bile. Hypocrite.

    It was 50 or so here in New Hampshire. What does that have to do with anything?

    Oh, and ‘dirtbag,’ nice, that’s totally befitting someone your age. Except it’s not. It’s not at all.

    David Gagnon, Mature Human Being, and You’re Not (Yet i’m less than half your age… strange, isn’t it?)

  58. 0
    DavCube says:

    " My only issue is very simple: Mature games should not be sold to kids under 17 when their parents are not there to participate in the purchase."

    Says the person who wants everyone here to be legally executed…

    "That is what the freaking ESRB label is there for–to warn both parents and retailers. Period."

    Then why push for other legislation to push for something that’s already on the damn box? IT’S A WASTE OF MONEY.

    "I’m in the game industry’s face, and now I don’t have The Bar to harass me in doing so."

    Yeah, you also can’t do crap on your own anymore, since you’re not a lawyer.

    "You all certainly are paranoid about a guy who supposedly is irrelevant and is not listened to by anyone anymore."

    Where did you get that idea when there were a dozen or so people here willingly asking to be put on the list of defendants in your new GP case? Stop being delusional. When we’re up and willing to prove you wrong, we’re not paranoid. We’re confident. We know we can and have taken away every lie you’ve smeared across our face and doubled it back with truth out the yin yang. You’ve lost this. Unless you have someone who can represent you, you’re done, and no one is going to want to waste their time and money on a lost cause like you.

    David Gagnon, Resident of Reality, and You’re Not.

  59. 0
    Adamas Draconis says:

    Nah, I figure he got beaten up by a "nerd" and has been on a vengance kick ever since.

    Let it go Jackie boi, you will never succeed.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  60. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    All I see is yet another pathetic attempt at trying to stay relevant since being exposed by various sources as a liar and a fraud.

    I have been asked to submit a video game bill to a western state in a few weeks. 

    Let’s see, Washington state and California’s out since both already lost in the courts and the latter’s under an appeal that looks likely to fail. That leaves Utah(most likely scenario, as they’ve tried before), Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada.

    I am working with the people in Germany regarding EA’s Godfather. 

    How ironic that a guy obsessed with calling people here Nazi epithets is working with a group of Neo-Nazi politicians.

    I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game. 

    Name names if you have the testicular fortitude.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

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    Erik says:

    Paranoid?  We weren’t paranoid about you before your disbarment.  Really name one law you’ve penned which hasn’t been ruled unconstitutional.  Name one game you’ve prevented from coming out.  Name even one video game website that you have successfully shut down.

    As for your lie regarding your "one issue", really get a clue.  The MPAA has lasted a long time without force of law behind its ratings.  And when you look at the most recent FTC study you will see that the video game industry hands down beats the long standing movie industry in keeping such material out of the hands of children. 

    So John boy.  Why should the video game industry sales have force of law where movie sales have not for quite a long time?

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

  62. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    So you’re really saying that you want another Holocaust to justify your lies.

    Go to hell more quietly and practice what you preach: Grow up and get a life.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  63. 0
    NovaBlack says:

    Jack please.. calling dennis… that ‘n’ word..

    and using the holocaust of all things, as a tool in your cheap immature playground insults.

    Seriously.. get a life, that is low even for you. Im disgusted quite frankly.

  64. 0
    dennisthenazi says:

    Nope, I was with my family at the home of a family of my Jewish friends and their lovely family.  We spoke a bit about the Holocaust and how nazis like the people who run sites like this would like to see another Holocaust.  We had a fine time, in 75-degree weather too.  How about you, dirtbag?  

  65. 0
    dennisthenazi says:

    Nope, I wrote him, told him I’m not practicing law anymore, and I told him I will try to get him a lawyer in his home state.  Are you mentally ill all the time, or just on the holidays?  Nice try.

  66. 0
    Mr.Pat says:

    Thank you so much Jack for admitting to continuing to practice law without a license. I will be reporting your violations to all that need to find out to have your life further punished.

     

    How was your thanksgiving by the way? All alone I’d bet.

  67. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    Oh, and thanks for WASTING more taxpayer money during a recession.

    As for callign us all nerds, thank you for further proving you didn’t grow up past grade school.

    Let me guess, you used ot beat up nerds, never got tired up it, and decided to try and eliminate any "nerdish" hobbies.


  68. 0
    jkdjr25 says:

    Yet you’ve repeatedly tried to stop such games from even being released. Such actions show, objectively, that you don’t want anyone to even own them regardless of their age. So far you keep losing because we have the First Ammendment in this country.

    You don’t seem to understand that the very limitations that you seek can, and would, be turned around against you.

    As has been repeatedly stated before, and repeatedly misunderstood by you, none of us want to see little kids playing games like GTA or Manhunt it’s just that we feel parental involvement is what should be emphasized and not govenmental involvement.

    We’ve caught you in lies, bullying and other reprehensible behaviour only to have you claim that anything you do is right because you’re on a "moral crusade". That sounds disturbingly familiar to other tyrants and villains from history don’t you think?

  69. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    Your disbarment isn’t temporary, it’s FOR LIFE, PERMANENT, and ruining the life of the juidge who ruled it will not get it overturned. Get over it.

    And claling Mr. Halpin anti-free speech is ironic, since you have actively and repeatedly tried to have speech(and yes, despite your pathetic attempts to prove otherwise, video games are speech) and have wanted the ESRB destroyed so a rating system controleld by you could be put in place.

    As for parents not being present when a game is being sold, you have yet ot answer two things, where did the minor get the 60 dollars for a game, and how is it Take Two’s and not the retailer’s or parent’s fault IF the game is sold to a child?

    As for your little "bill", it will be no more than a bird cage liner.

    AS for the young man you’re supposedly working with, regardless of what he did, you now endorse it, just like you endorse bullying, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, murder, and terrorism. Very anti-patriotic of you.

    Enjoy prison if you keep it up.


  70. 0
    Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    This is such an utterly pathetic attempt, yet again, by Dennis McCauley and this site’s owner, Hal Halpin of the ECA, to turn a news story into yet another lame excuse to trash me.

    You love attention. You are getting attention. Stop whinning.

     

    Read the above, gamers, and tell me what McCollum has done now that is inconsistent with what he did before, and that is somehow some sort of backing away from his concerns because I was not involved in this?  Dennis, we’re waiting for you to explain to the readers here why you would suggest that McCollum has back down one iota.  All he is now saying, which he said previously a year and one-half ago, is that parents should not allow their kids to play these Mature games and to use the ESRB rating system.

    Anything concerning to you is inconcistent with almost any reality. You can´t blame Collum (even if he is still as retarded as you) to not use the same tactic you used. The same stunt that at the end destroyed your law career.

     

    Instead of reporting the truth, Dennis McCauley, as he always does, misrepresents what I do and have done on these game issues.  My only issue is very simple:  Mature games should not be sold to kids under 17 when their parents are not there to participate in the purchase.  That is what the freaking ESRB label is there for–to warn both parents and retailers.  Period.

    Misrepresent? You favorite tactic, I said.

     

    Instead, we have this site, yet again, suggesting that I have some agenda other than that, that McCollum has backed away because I have been temporarily disbarred, blah, blah, blah, blah.

    You don´t have any agenda? Temporaly disbarrement? You are delusional, Jack.

     

    The fact is that McCollum has repeatedly written me and thanked me for educating him on this subject. 

    Oh, you crazy ex-lawyer. Evidence, or didn´t happened ever. And a new one.

     

    He would not have been educated otherwise.  And despite the wishes here expressed to the contrary, I am all over this same issue now and until I die. 

    I hope this happens some time soon. I hope a Tretris block drops on you.

     

    I have been asked to submit a video game bill to a western state in a few weeks.  I am working with the people in Germany regarding EA’s Godfather.  I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game.  Your own anti-free speech fascist, Hal Halpin, has told you knuckleheads to get used to the idea that Jack Thompson is not going anywhere.  I’m not.  I’m in the game industry’s face, and now I don’t have The Bar to harass me in doing so.

    You forget your medicaments again? That´s not good…

     

    You all certainly are paranoid about a guy who supposedly is irrelevant and is not listened to by anyone anymore. 

    Are you talking to yourself? You need help. Medical and psychiatric help.

     

    Well, you ought to be afraid.  I’m on track to accomplish my goals, and there is not a freaking thing any of you nerds can do about it.  Jack Thompson

    You are on track of a new Super Failure, as you always have been.

    Don´t you get it? YOU HAVE LOST ALREADY. Even the guys who were really agree with you don´t want anything to do with you. You are alone, Jack, and you deserved it.

     

    The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com/

  71. 0
    HarmlessBunny says:

    Hey Jack, you don’t get the hint very often. Your "crusade" the idea behind it we support. Your practice of it is deplorable. You are also a PERMANENTLY disbarred lawyer, and a court proven liar. If you hate us so much…go else where? You have a choice, you choose to be a despicable person who lies and harasses others. Don’t blame us for your behaviour.

  72. 0
    Neeneko says:

    We do not have to be afraid.

    We do not have to do anything.

    We don’t want you to go anywhere.

    While amusing, you are ultimatly harmless.  Your time has passed, just as the culture warriors against things like D&D, comic books, and rock music are now footnotes of history and little else… who’s only real impact was to become the next generation’s joke.

  73. 0
    NovaBlack says:

    ”Dennis, we’re waiting for you to explain”

     

    err who is ‘we’ ?

    im genuinely worried about DisbaaredGuy’s sanity tbh. It is genuinely worrying.

  74. 0
    MaJeStIc_12_x says:

    "Instead of reporting the truth, Dennis McCauley, as he always does, misrepresents what I do and have done on these game issues.  My only issue is very simple:  Mature games should not be sold to kids under 17 when their parents are not there to participate in the purchase.  That is what the freaking ESRB label is there for–to warn both parents and retailers.  Period."

    So where does having police officers take copies of "25 To Life" from stores and destroying them fit into this? While you’re working with the real fascists in Germany, don’t forget to give a Sieg Heil after every meeting. I don’t think it will take long for them to accept a man of your credentials into their inner circle.

    Seriously though, whatever you say flip-flop.

     

  75. 0
    Kincyr says:

    My only issue is very simple:  Mature games should not be sold to kids under 17 when their parents are not there to participate in the purchase.  That is what the freaking ESRB label is there for–to warn both parents and retailers.  Period.

    your actions prove otherwise, you’ve been blaming videogames for things adults have been doing too. Remember VTech?

    BTW jacknazi, the context of the word "freaking" you’re using is technically an obscenity and therefore against the Comments Policy

    岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

  76. 0
    halfascist says:

    This is such an utterly pathetic attempt, yet again, by Dennis McCauley and this site’s owner, Hal Halpin of the ECA (email Hal at *SNIP* to complain), to turn a news story into yet another lame excuse to trash me.

    Here are the facts, which John Adamas said are "stubborn things," which this site routinely chooses to ignore:

    What McCollum is doing now is totally, 100% consistent with what he did previously, per my urging, which was to use his office to express concern and a warning that kids should not be allowed to play Manhunt II on the Nintendo Wii system.  Here is what GamePolitics itself reported back then on June 6, 2007 because of my letter:

       UPDATE: GP has received the following comment from A.G. McCollum’s Press Secretary:
     

    Attorney General Bill McCollum is concerned about any games which may instill violence in children, particularly games that encourage children to engage in violent behavior, even in simulation. He believes it is important to help protect children from influences which may introduce violence into their lives and stresses the importance of parental involvement in the efforts to keep these influences out of our homes and away from our families.

    Read the above, gamers, and tell me what McCollum has done now that is inconsistent with what he did before, and that is somehow some sort of backing away from his concerns because I was not involved in this?  Dennis, we’re waiting for you to explain to the readers here why you would suggest that McCollum has back down one iota.  All he is now saying, which he said previously a year and one-half ago, is that parents should not allow their kids to play these Mature games and to use the ESRB rating system.

    Instead of reporting the truth, Dennis McCauley, as he always does, misrepresents what I do and have done on these game issues.  My only issue is very simple:  Mature games should not be sold to kids under 17 when their parents are not there to participate in the purchase.  That is what the freaking ESRB label is there for–to warn both parents and retailers.  Period.

    Instead, we have this site, yet again, suggesting that I have some agenda other than that, that McCollum has backed away because I have been temporarily disbarred, blah, blah, blah, blah.

    The fact is that McCollum has repeatedly written me and thanked me for educating him on this subject.  He would not have been educated otherwise.  And despite the wishes here expressed to the contrary, I am all over this same issue now and until I die.  I have been asked to submit a video game bill to a western state in a few weeks.  I am working with the people in Germany regarding EA’s Godfather.  I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game.  Your own anti-free speech fascist, Hal Halpin, has told you knuckleheads to get used to the idea that Jack Thompson is not going anywhere.  I’m not.  I’m in the game industry’s face, and now I don’t have The Bar to harass me in doing so.

    You all certainly are paranoid about a guy who supposedly is irrelevant and is not listened to by anyone anymore. 

    Well, you ought to be afraid.  I’m on track to accomplish my goals, and there is not a freaking thing any of you nerds can do about it.  Jack Thompson

       

    EZK: IF you are going to complain about us not following our comment policy, you could at least follow it yourself and not post other people’s contact information.

  77. 0
    HarmlessBunny says:

    So you didn’t try to stop the sales of GTA games, Halo sequels, and that infamous Bully incident? Jack, I think genuinely believe your lies now. It is hard to believe after someone would get into that much trouble with lying and slander, that they would continue. Signs of a dellusional mind, an idiot, or just a compulsive liar.

  78. 0
    DavCube says:

    Public nuisance claims do more than that, Mr. Thompson. It stops them from being sold AT ALL. Or do you not read the fine print of anything? Hell, you can’t even read the miniscule comments policy here to follow it, yet call out others who don’t. Hypocrite.

  79. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    Um, no.

    When Bully was getting read to be released, you tried ot make sure the game didn’t come out, period, even going so far as to threaten the current CEO of Take Two interactive.


  80. 0
    dennisthenazi says:

    No, wrong again, gamer idiot. Sorry to be redundant. I have tried to stop the sale of Mature-rated games to kids under 17.  You understand the difference, right?  You haven’t played so many games that all of your frontal lobes are gone, are they, or are they? 

  81. 0
    JDKJ says:

    @Jack "Inmate No. 10946253" Thompson, who wrote:

    "I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game."

    It sounds as if you’re also working your way towards a jail cell on a charge of unauthorized practice of law. You never learn, do you, Jack? And that’s the part I love about you. Don’t you dare go changing on me.

  82. 0
    NovaBlack says:

    ugh cant edit for some reason so sorry for the double post.

     

    ”Instead, we have this site, yet again, suggesting that I have some agenda other than that”

    No , we have YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS SITE indicating that you have some agenda other than that. Is your memory so short that you cannot remember stating that all gamers should legally be put to death? (for which you still have NOT apologised) Hardly sounds like the opinion of somebody who is only concerned with preventing parents from buying games for underage kids. Sounds like somebody who is bitter and twisted against all gamers, and anyone who has any link to the industry, no matter how weak. You have said PLENTY of things that have shown your true agenda Mr Thompson. Regretting it now, not so nice having to backpeddle up the sh*t creek that you left behind is it? IN THIS VERY LATEST POST YOU SAID ”Well, you ought to be afraid.  I’m on track to accomplish my goals, and there is not a freaking thing any of you nerds can do about it. Jack.. this is FURTHER proof that you have a strange vendetta. There was no need for that statement.

     "I am working with a young man in prison to get a new trial because he copycatted a violent game"

    ok firstly.. dont spout BS. you are not working with a man in prison jack. You compulsive liar. WHY would anyone, unless insane, want a disbarred lawyer working with them on legal matters. Its like hiring Rosie O’donnell to be your fitness coach. (no offence meant there, its the best comparison i could think of).

    secondly, the only believeable aspect, is that you would be supporting the killer rather than the family of the victim, because thats the kind of low human being you are.  ‘working with the young man’ is definitely the right way to put it, youd be working with him to make sure you concocted a BS story, that may have a chance to get him a retrial. Because you wouldnt care if you got a killer released, as long as it got your name out there for a few minutes. You are egotistical. You have severe narcissistic personality disorder (hey i have as much training as you, so its only fair can make claims ). 

    You are lower than the lowest. seriously Jack.  you arent gamers ‘worst nightmare’. You are humanities worst nightmare.  A selfish disgusting person, who would do anything (no matter how maorally corrupt) for personal gain, no matter what the cost. you’d backstab anyone in a heartbeat if it meant you gained something. If the whole world was dull of people like you, then i wouldnt want to be a part of it.

     

    ”Well, you ought to be afraid.  I’m on track to accomplish my goals”

    WHAT… PLANET.. ARE .. YOU.. ON?

    seriously , pray tell, what is this master plan you have jack..

    step 1) – propose failed legislation and waste tapayer money – CHECK

    step 2) – destroy any credibility you might have had by lying at every opportunity – CHECK

    step 3) – further destroy any credibility, by voluntarily trolling forums, posting childish insults – CHECK

    step 4) – in case a shred of credibility still remains as to my agenda, troll forums and wish death upon all gamers – CHECK

    step 5) – continue to piss off the florida bar by filing gay porn and picture books – CHECK

    step 6) – make sure to have more complaints filed against you by acting unprofessionally wherever possible – CHECK

    step 7) – harass clients of other parties, ensuring more complaints, and destroying further credibility (double win) – CHECK

    step 8) – ensure disbarrment proceedings lead to permanant disbarrment, by rejecting the offer of temporary suspension,  ignoring rules stating i cant file motions without another attorney’s signature, and make wild accusations about judges and conspiracies.  – CHECK

    step 9) – pay fine of $43,000- CHECK

    FUTURE STEPS:

    step 10) – use my remaining respect and credibility, to single handedly destroy the game industry,  with support from all those who want to be seen with a disgraced disbarred lawyer, get license back, save world. 

     

     

     

    … WTF.  

     

  83. 0
    Neeneko says:

    Personaly I take it as a good thing when someone changes their tune for the better.  If we didn’t have people willing to change when the situation does, well, we would have nothing but JTs.

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    JDKJ says:

    McCollum’s unwillingness to have Numbskulls’ name escape his lips may also have something to do the fact that, as Attorney General, his "client" is the State of Florida and every Monday at 5:00 p.m., regular as clockwork, Numbskull files a lawsuit against his client. And, bogus or not, his Office has to then spend time and money defending those lawsuits. I wouldn’t mention his name, either, unless it was paired with " . . . is a complete idiot." 

  85. 0
    NovaBlack says:

    of course he didnt want to mention jack thompson in public.

    I mean come on.. do that and kiss your career goodbye.. ”Hey, i got this from a recently disgraced, disbarred attorney, who has been proven to have knowingly made false statements with no other purpose than to decieve”. Lol JT is like a bad smell. Nobody wants to be linked to him!

    Why not go on tv , wearing your pants around your ankles, a tin-foil hat, and for no apparrent reason scream loudly that you have an embarrassing skin condition in the underwear region caused by evil video game gnomes from the 32-bit dimension . Itd probably have the same effect on your career. Wait… scratch that.. if i actually had to choose between the two statements..

  86. 0
    Austin_Lewis says:

    Jack Thompson tricked an uninformed politician into believing what he said although its backed up with no fact and no research, and as a result the politician said or did something stupid?  No…

    Really, its funny to see his turn around now that JT is a disbarred lawyer.  Hilarious, really.

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