Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

January 10, 2009 -

GamePolitics received a press release from disbarred Miami attorney Jack Thompson this morning in which he claimed to be "working with" state officials in Utah to pass video game legislation.

Regarding the supposed legislation, Thompson writes:

Thompson will be in Utah this coming week to work with Utah state officials to pass a new state law that will stop, dead in its tracks, the continuing marketing and sale of “Mature” video games to kids. Utah’s new approach to this problem will be constitutional and it will become a model for other states to follow.

A bit of digging shows that Thompson is scheduled to be in Utah next Saturday, where he will be the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the ultra-conservative Utah Eagle Forum. Indeed, the group appears to be a significant part of Thompson's ongoing connection to Utah. A convention agenda mentions that Thompson:

...will be talking about the research proving exposure to graphic violence leads to violent children and this year's legislation to prevent it.

We also note that, despite his disbarment, Thompson remains listed as an attorney in the program.

Via e-mail, we asked Thompson if he was talking to any specific legislators about a game bill and whether he could elaborate on what he meant by "working with." So far, we have received no response.

Still, given the local clout wielded in Utah by the UEF and its president, Gayle Ruzicka, we wouldn't doubt that some type of Thompson-authored legislation will surface there. Indeed, four state legislators are also scheduled to serve as speakers at the UEF convention.

To be sure, Thompson has quite a history with Utah:

In 2006, then-State Rep. David Hogue (R) tried - and failed - to pass a bill equating violent video games with pornography. Language used by Hogue during legislative hearings mimicked Thompson's frequent comments on game violence. Gayle Ruzicka spoke out in favor of the bill.

In 2007, Rep. Scott Wyatt's Thompson-authored bill failed as well, but not before Thompson called for the impeachment of Utah's popular Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Shurtleff's offense? He had the temerity to offer a legal opinion that Thompson's bill was unconstitutional.

In 2008, only weeks after a referee recommended to the Florida Supreme Court that Thompson be disbarred for life, the controversial anti-game violence campaigner was honored with a Freedom Award at the annual America's Freedom Festival in Provo. Given the circumstances, we found his selection a curious choice.


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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

I'm gonna segue for a minute.  I'm not going to talk about Jhompson, we all know he's crackers. If Dennis and EZ want to sanction me for getting off-topic.  (shrug) Well, that's certainly within their rights.

As I sit and think about this, it isn't Jhompson that annoys me, so much as these "Utah Eagles".  Pro-family.  Huh.  Anything suspicious about that strike anyone?  Like maybe there's a certain degree of hypocrisy in a state that's semi-infamous for polygamy leading the charge for so-called, "family values"? Didn't Warren Jeffs come from Utah?  To remind anyone who might have forgotten, he actually made the FBI's top 10 most wanted list for marrying off underage girls in forced marriages.

I used to consider myself conservative.  To an extent, I still do. But I'm starting to wonder.  Over and over, I see this kind of hypocrisy among conservatives and it's really starting to tick me off.  How many times have you seen conservative groups work themselves into a lather, trying to protect the "sanctity of marriage" against gay couples, when those same groups don't lift a finger to do anything about, what's the divorce rate at now?  50%??????? (That's just an example)

Frankly, as if following Jhompson wasn't proof enough - I feel fairly seriously compelled to question the integrity of such an organization that feels it necessary to police violent media. Especially if it's not uniformly applied.  Last time I checked my satellite TV gets HUNDREDS OF CHANNELS and guess what,  some of them have violent media on them!   GASP.

OK, I'm gonna stop, because now I'm just getting ticked.  Bottom line is Jhompson's hit bottom of the barrel, he's not getting any lower.  Never heard of these eagles though, and if I never hear of them again methinks it will be too soon.

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Not to mention real life tends to get in the way. This state, like many, is dealing with major budget short falls this year and the governor has proposed major cuts across the board. Let them talk this thing is low on most people's agenda.

 

 

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Thank you GP for covering this story, as a UT resident it's nice to know this will probably be coming down the line.  Please post any updates if you get them.  If there is a law drafted I will be writing to my representatives.

I have complete faith in the courts to kill this if it passes, I'd just rather it dies before Crazy Jack has a chance to piss away any of my tax dollars.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

The fact that ANYONE AT ALL takes him serious enough to be included in the process of forming actual legislation, sort of makes me feel like the law matters less.

I feel like since he's persistent that people will let him have his way.  WTF, I'm not following some stupid rule just because a stupid person was persistent.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Doesn't Utah have the largest percentage of practacing polygamists?

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"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

And that has what to do with the topic at hand?

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Methinks he is calling JT a polygamist.

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

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Homer : Chop, chop, dig, dig, chop, chop, dig, dig, chop, chop, dig, dig ...
Marge : You know, Homey, there's so much more two wives could do for you ...
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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Jack hasn't commented in here yet? I'm surprised.

Any game legislation proposed can not be air tight just for the simpe fact that 1) games are protected free speech, and 2) a majority of stores are self-regulatory, so it makes the whole thing moot.

As it is, I argued a point in my Writing Workshop class tthis past week that we can actually learn a lot of skills from video games that we can apply to the classroom.

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

But he is our little douche, And 2, too him, if a gamer ever did decide to speak their opinion in utah against the hypocrite (Honest,Secretly, He actually does cares more about gaining fame and money than god), Thompson would be ready to bite like a doberman, To him like always and stereotypically, We'fe fat, Stupid,Drug-induced psychos who waste their "babble" on this and that and blah blah blah and so on.

Magic Taco

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

It says in the bible that you Cannot serve Both god and Money

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

So even though he was disbarred, he still acts like a douche? Wow, I never would have guessed that would happen!

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Having seen how he acts here, how he acts on jaablog and any place where someone might have a different opinion, I think its safe to say John Brucey's law/bill/whatever will not go far.

Not to be off-topic, but after this is done and the JBT is done and in a mental hospital(most logical outcome) can we get a collection of all his posts and press releases? It would make for a great collection of works, in the same vein they collected Bloom County strips to make a TPB out of it. Throw in GP's disbarrment coverage, you could have a best seller. I wanted to use 'You Don't Know Jack' as a title, but there's copyright issues from sierra and I don't think JDKJ would think kindly of me partially deriving something from his SN. Remember when they had a You Don't Know Jack show and Pee Wee Herman was the host?

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

I plan on doing such, but naming the Title In-Freaking Sane: the Real, Uncensored and Unbiased side of the Story of the Metropolitialn Moron of miami(With Foreword by GP owner Dennis Macauly)

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

ironic thing about the ultra-conservative Utah Eagle Forum is that their god sees eagles as an abomination

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

This guy is like herpes. He never goes away....

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

That comment is full of win!

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

I feel sorry for Utah Gamers, as they have to deal with this creep and the ultra conservative group.

Although they are not as bad as the 'other groups in America that I would not mention' it is clear that these people are trying to use the "Ban violent videogames and protect the kids from becomming murderes" as an excuse that they are just 'Offended' by violent videogames or anything else that they are not used to.

 

Does anyone agree?

TBoneTony

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Oh, I wholeheartedly agree.  Harlan Ellison once described Phyllis Schlafly as "a mischeivous woman who does terrible things."  Jack could be considered the same.  Ellison also said that if she walked into the headlights of his car, he would "knock her into the next time zone." (I'd do the same to Jack.)

The following quote from Florence Kennedy I think also applies to them both: "I just don't see why some people don't hit [Schlafly and Thompson] in the mouth. I don't think [they] would be damaged seriously, but I don't think it would hurt if somebody slapped [them]. We're arguing with people like [Schlafly and Thompson] who obviously aren't speaking from a rational perspective. Instead of so much argument, people should slap."

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Tweedle ta, toodle doo.

Let the old man stroke his ego. That's all he got these days.

Utah gamers have nothing to worry about. Jackhole's batting .000, after all.

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

AE: Fixed it for you.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

 

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

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There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

There is one, and only one, way to have video game regulation pass constitutional muster.

I'm surprised even Jackie Boy hasn't figured it out and tried it yet (Hint Jack: It's not whatever you're proposing in Utah)

 ETA: Whoops, two, although the second probably doesn't technically count.

 

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

He tries to use a banhammer for legislation, but it seems he hit himself with it.

The only legislation that would get passed would be overly broad, then struck down by a judge. There is harm to minors coming from this, but compared to our public schools, it's nothing.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Be careful about trying to read anything between the lines on Thompson's posts, he know people do it and deliberately lies in his communications in order to try and convince people he is winning.

 

Most of his victories only really take place insidei his head, and by making other people see his own delusions, he thinks that make them real.

 

As for the Eagle Forum, I laughed, there's a group dedicated to stopping freedom of thought and spreading ignorance and superstition, but, let's face it, there's hundreds of little crackpot covens llike it all over the US, from the Westboro Church to the Larouchites.

After certain areas of the Middle East, America is probably the most famous countries in the world for its crackpot religious groups.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

It's absolutely amazing that someone can take what westboro does from the new testament. A huge number of the points about treating others are "Don't screw others over" and teaching through peaceful means.

He admits to this 'emotional terrorism' that is so common amongst organizations that would see him ostriocized for his beliefs. You can't tell me that america doesn't cater to the extremist views and doesn't ignore the people doing good in the industry.

How often do you hear about the westboro nutjobs? How about the counter-picket group that picketed westboro at one of westboro's infamous gay pride parade picketings, and got arrested for sitting in a circle with signs that said "god loves all" and "christ died for everyone", and singing amazing grace, right across from the 'god hates fags' people.

This whackjob makes the news, but people that say they want opt-out options in every gory game, or that they want a more diverse M+ rating system that'll put games like left 4 dead and such off of front shelves, they're the ones that get ignored and laughed at.

 

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Personally, I've always thought an unavoidable weakness of the First Amendment is its coverage of 'compelled' speech. People who are compelled to speak are protected, but people who are compelled to listen as not so well covered, that's how groups like the Westboro Church appear, not by simply giving their opinion, but by forcing it onto people, much like Thompson does.

Unfortunately, it has to be that way even though low-lifes will, undoubtedly take advantage of it because, on occasion, someone will speak up with something that actually matters. The downside is that people like Thompson, Westboro etc are actually convinced they are saying something that is important and relevant, and not simply being as offensive, spiteful and vicious as possible, they are actually convinced that God considers sexuality and game-choice as more important than lies, deception, hatred and the celebration of other people's loss.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Sorry, wanted to add:

One of the funniest part about this, I always feel is, had Thompson several years ago started expressing a concern about Video Games and the short-term effects of them, if he had come in using such foreign concepts as 'manners' and 'respect', he might have found a certain degree of support even from Gamers themselves, I've certainly found my driving affected after playing a racing game at a Service station, but then, it was affected in much the same way after watching 'The Fast and the Furious', so it's more complex than simply computer games having an affect.

Instead, he had convinced himself that we, who post on Forums such as this, consist solely of members of the 'Video Game Industry' (if you consider a large collection of industries that are competing for profit as some kind of unified force in the first place). He didn't stop to think that the 'great unwashed' as he considers them, actually stooped to taking in interest in Politics, maybe he judges the public by the intelligence of the people who hire him, I'm not sure, but he's too arrogant, even now, to accept that a very large percent of the people who are posting here are consumers, not producers of computer software.

Thompson has, by his own actions, manouvered himself into a position where he's trying to tell both sides what to do without any support from either, in other words, he's looking like exactly what he is, a small minded control freak who lacks the most basic of communication skills.

I suspect he was bullied at school for having a camp voice to be honest, that would explain a great deal about his behaviour and motivations.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Agreed. The delusional weirdo has done a big pile of nothing since 1998.

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

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

1998? You're being generous, off by at least a decade.

 

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Because what we all need during an economic crisis is to waste money on one fool's vendetta.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

I hope said fool Dosen't bankrupt The country on arrogant Pork-barreling of the state goverments (The founding Fathers must be Rolling in the grave right now)

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Actually there's probably nothing left of the founding fathers to roll, although if there were I think they would've started rolling a long time ago.

Hell it could be perpetual motion by now.

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Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

There's an idea! We could hook up turbines to harness the energy of the perpetually spinning corpses of the fathers of the country. Free energy for all!

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

The friction from alternatingly being rolled one way and the other is where global warming comes from, and is what'll eventually knock the earth out of orbit into a passing meteor (Which scientists predict will have an austrailian accent, and be wearing a giant purple fedora.)

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Is it possible to be addicted to failure?

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Yes, they actually call it 'Chronic fail syndrome', someone in the midst of one of the 'fail fits' this syndrome comes with is said to be 'jacking off'.

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Working on New Game Legislation in Utah?

The monkeys and the beatles were pornography according to thompson-esque people back in the 60s They ranted and screamed and only served to accelerate it.

They have to live out the rest o ftheir days watching violent rap, death metal, and other really heinous 'music'. Instead of fixing a minor social problem and defining clear boundaries that let people have any bit of leeway, they helped sharpen the spearhead of the movement that led to the filth in music today.

Thank you Thompson, for being the beast that is extreme media violence's whetstone. You have done nothing but sharpen its blades and strengthened it as a sparring partner. Now my generation will have to deal with games that actually DO harm people by playing.

I guarentee you, as the force feedback games take off, there will be a game that gives you the ability to strangle someone, full sounds included, with full force feedback of the person choking and struggling, then the life slowly leaving them.

That kind of violence right there, that's what'll lead to video games training killers and murderers. And that's what's coming, because thanks to you, you've strengthened the beast to where no one can stop it until it's far too late to prevent fallout. I certainly know you're proud of yourself.

 
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