Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with Prosecution

May 26, 2009 -

It has been more than a month since Gov. Jon Huntsman vetoed Jack Thompson's video game bill, but the disbarred attorney continues to wage an e-mail war with various Utah government officials. In his latest and most bizarre salvo, Thompson has threatened to have the entire Utah legislature - all 104 House and Senate members - prosecuted by the F.B.I. for violating his civil rights.

GamePolitics readers will recall that in April State Senate President Michael Waddoups asked Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (another favorite target of Thompson's vitriol) to look into prosecuting Thompson for alleged spam. The Senate President was offended by an Easter morning e-mail from Thompson which included a screenshot of a pair of strippers giving GTA IV protagonist Nico Bellic a lap dance. Last week Thompson wrote to the F.B.I.'s Salt Lake City Field Office seeking the prosecution of Waddoups for supposedly infringing on his right to petition the government.

An e-mail circulated by Thompson on Sunday indicates that a second legislator, Rep. Curtis Oda, apparently took objection to the anti-game activist's messages (we haven't seen Oda's e-mail to Thompson). Thompson responded with his threat to prosecute the Utah legislature:

If I get one more threat of criminal prosecution for sending you all proof, as I have, that pornographic video games are being sold to children in Utah because of the willful refusal of your Attorney General to enforce your state's pornography laws, then I will add ALL of you to the sworn criminal complaint now in the hands of the FBI in Salt Lake City.  You will be identified as co-conspirators to violate 18 USC 241 and 242...

Maybe the real problem here is that Utah, as a recent study proves, leads the nation in consumption of on-line porn.  Maybe some among you are into this stuff, and you feel threatened...

I'm not going to put up with it.  I've taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world.  Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison.

GP: This year's near-success marked Thompson's third attempt at game legislation in the Utah legislature. However, following the disbarred attorney's spectacular display of bridge burning following Gov. Huntsman's veto, we don't advise holding your breath waiting for a fourth Thompson appearance in the Beehive State.


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I think Jack Thompson should start playing videogames that allow him to have superpowers, since the ones he is trying to use in the real world aren't working.

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We have to remember that Jack basically defines everything he doesn't like as "pornography" so in his twisted mind he may have, in fact, taken down pornographers if he's ever won a case.

That being said...WTF!?

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Here's a peculiar thought, and I'll apologize in advance, because this isn't going to make any sense unless you've read Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. What do you suppose would happen if someone put Jack Thompson into the Total Perspective Vortex?  (and are we even allowed to say that, he might think we're threatening him with an imaginary device powered by a piece of cake.)

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

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I'm starting to wonder if he has some sort of bizarre "you threatened me" button. I mean he was basically fine until someone dared to suggest that they don't want to read his email. I vaguely wonder if he has any capacity to evaluate the seriousness of the threat?  I mean, did he add the girl scouts as a defendant for failing to deliver sufficient quantities of thin mints?

I have this odd, mental picture of those blowfish that puff themselves up for no readily apparent reason.

Ah well, whatever the reason, he gave me a laugh in the morning, made it easier to go to work. Shine on, you crazy diamond.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

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He didn't add the girl scouts for failure to deliver thin mints. They failed to deliver samosa.

And blowfish puff themselves for a reason: imminent threat. JT buff himselves for imaginary threats.

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Jack, the windmills are in THAT direction!

ZAR.

 

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Oh, throw the book at him already!

I don't care if the government and lobbyists of Utah got in bed with him and shamefully came out with the political form of an STD and a loud, obsessed, obnoxious jilted lover.

Even they have more dignity than to allow a crazed moralist call them out publicly like that.

The only reason Jack Boy gets to go on and on like this, no matter how mentally, legally and politically impotent and incompetent he is, is because most people who've been burned dealing with him do nothing in response to his antics.

Jack Boy has proved himself long past amusing.  Since he hasn't learned from his disbarment, failed appeal, and failed campaign in Utah, the legislature of Utah should again teach him that actions have consequences.

Utah, throw the book at him!

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If the Utah Legislature didn't have enough dignity to not allow a crazed moralist to draft their legislation for them, then it doesn't immediately follow that they'd have enough dignity to not allow the crazed moralist to call them out publicly.

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 Wait wait wait a minute!!!!

 

Isn't the FBI ingoring Jack...

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/04/10/jt-fbi-lol

 

jack - "Listen to ME!!! or i'll have someone else that doesn't listen to me get you!"

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Sweet Zombie Jesus! I know I demanded that Jack make a reply a week ago (albeit to the complete and utter failure of the LA law) but I can't believe he actually responded to my request. I wonder what else I can get him to do...

Otherwise, just about everything has already been said here.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

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"Largest pornographers in the world?"

Who? He's not referring to Howard Stern, is he?

------ Ago. Perceptum. Teneo.

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What ever happened with Quack Thompson's SCotUS appeal to get his law license back?  Have they officially turned him down yet?

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This quote from Lano & Woodley seems somehow appropriate:

"If all the village idiots, in all the villages, left their villages, and formed their own village - OF IDIOTS - in that village, YOU would be the village idiot"

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I'm not going to put up with it. I've taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world. Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison.

 

wait.. the only person you've taken down is yourself... so does that mean you're a pornographer!?

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This is what is happening on Jack´s psycho mind... Utah is doomed indeed...

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Unphantomable?

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Yeah, it should be "unfathomable".

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 Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with ...

This is Jack Thompson we're talking about here. He doesn't know how to be a competent lawyer, and he can't spell either.

When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

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Mmm... yeah! I totally mean that! xD

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Yeah, I think "unphantomable" makes an odd sort of sense when it comes to Jack.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

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Its phantom wrath! Get out! I'll hold it off! *Starts throwing cream pies at the Phantom Wrath*(Sorry, it's 3 am and I'm loopy)

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with ...

Wow.... I'm actually surprised no body has made a Ghostbusters reference here yet...

Unfanthomable, unphanthomable... It's Thompson we're talking about here since when have facts ever mattered to him?

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WHO YA GONNA CALL!?!?!?

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I always remember that screen on Ghostbuster 2 NES game.

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Sombody tell waddups to get the TSG presents: worlds dumbest crew ready to make fun of Thompson

I wonder if TSG would make fun of politians and Lawyers next(sarcasm)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

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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Jack, jack, jack...get a hold of yourself, you are now beginning your self-destruction. The FBI have bigger fish to fry. Time to bring out Judge Grady.

What we got here is failure to communicate!

What we got here is failure to communicate!

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Beginning?

Jack's been on that track since the Janet Reno incident in 1989(?). His disbarment only made him pick up steam in double-doses.

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He's like one of those small dogs that barks at you when you stop petting it.

That is not how you make people like you

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Jack, the FBI has more important things to worry about than some psychotic ex-attorney. Nice try, but you again fail miserably.

When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

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 Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with ...

Next thing he will be saying that he wont just stop at the House and Senate members and he is going to sue EVERYONE in Utah.

 

and then...THE WORLD

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Matt just won the internet!!!

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with ...

... He's lost it ladies and gentlemen, Jacky has finally lost it.

The man was mentally evaluated and they couldn't pick up on his ego and his persecution complex.

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when did he ever "had it" in the first place?

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I honestly can't think of an answer.

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I read this and all I can think is: I am The Milkman. My milk is delicious.

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He just doesn't get that there's such a thing as appearing TOO selfless for a cause. He's like a forum idiot who identifies everyone that disagrees with him as trolls, regarless of what a troll really is. If you can't join 'em, beat 'em...but Jack sucks at both so the future remains bleak for him.

And can someone please verify that Jack Thompson has indeed taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world? That is the first time I see him brag about such an accomplishment (which I have never recalled).

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Um, actually, he... really has identified everyone on a forum as trolls. Back when GP was on Livejournal, anyone and everyone who disagreed with him was labelled a troll.

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So when is Jack's strait jacket fitting?

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*jawdrops like Wile E. Coyote*

I... I...

...I give up.  What is one supposed to say to that other than "Who wants popcorn?"

Eugh, I'm sorry, I have nothing to contribute, yet I'm commenting anyway.  It's just... holy crackers... I can't even finish a sentence when I read this.

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*wheels in the popcorn cart and a portable soda fountain* There, all we need for our Jackass entertainment.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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You COULD ask if I'd pass the candy bars, but I won't, so don't bother

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Maybe the real problem here is that Utah, as a recent study proves, leads the nation in consumption of online porn.

Actually, that would be me.

Well, glad to see Jack's still crazy. We'd all be in serious trouble if he wasn't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hehehe. Not.

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Oh wow, is he serious...?

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If GTAIV IS porn, then he has sent unsolicited pornographic emails to members of the legislature. I think it's quite logical for him to be sued for harassment over this, especially after requests to stop.

If GTAIV ISN'T porn, then his email was pointless and didn't prove anything.

The 'largest pornographers' line has been discussed to death so I'll leave that be.

Man, am I glad for another one of these stories. I was just thinking a couple days ago that it's been quite a while since JT has done anything egregiously insane and now we have this. I have to say, this brought a big smile to my face during my lunch break. Thanks for brightening my day JT!

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Well, the Utah Attorney General investigated and found that GTAIV was NOT porn, so his e-mails were pointless and didn't prove anything....other than Thompson is a pimple on the ass of society.

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.

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PLease never use that analogy ever again

 

Thank you

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Wait, what?

"HEY! LISTEN!"

"HEY! LISTEN!"

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This is both stupid and hilarious, but then again what else is new from Thompson?

 
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