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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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

While your statement is certainly true, I should point out that Jack has not taken any of them down.

Howard Stern -- making $100 million a year on Sirius

Norm Kent -- still active as a lawyer

Tew & Cardenas -- still active as a law firm

Blank Rome -- still a very successful and large law firm

2 Live Crew -- verdict was overturned.  They use $100 bills to light cigars.

Take Two -- still a large firm (though the recession has hurt them)

RockStar -- made the largest selling game last year

The Florida Bar -- still not wiped off the face of the earth

The SCOFLA -- currently not in a bombed out building (figuratively)

The entire Utah State Government -- LOL.  Just when you think you have a good definition for "full retard," Jack Thompson trumps it.

 

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In all seriousness, at what point can he be declared a public nuisance?  At what point can he be locked up, or issued a general restraining order preventing him from wasting the time of politicians with his BS?

I just don't like humoring him anymore, at all.

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

Not to say that legally they can't, but there is a serious issue of appearances with the Utah Legislature and/or the Utah Attorney General taking legal action to block Thompson's continued harrassment. After all, it was the Legislature who willingly got into bed with him in the first place. Their hands aren't exactly clean. Beside, as a matter of poetic justice, it serves them right. They're only getting what they deserve for being criminally stupid.

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

How close is he to actually being arrested/prosecuted at this point?

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

I would say not long now, more likely a few weeks

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.

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

i think it's longer than that...

with his level of INSANITY does ANYONE, save from the men from the white jacket company,  want to touch him at all!?

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

I wonder what colour the sky is in his world?

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

Knowing Jack, he'll start writing requests for it to become green on paper airplanes, then threaten to sue it (along with clouds, birds, and sunshine) when it doesn't submit to his demands.  I think he'd sue his own pants if the cuffs started fraying.

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

He really is living in a completely different world to the rest of the planet, isn't he?

'I've taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world"?

Maybe in ThompsonLand this is true, but it sure ain't true here in reality, Thompson can't even take down organisatins that he himself alone has dubbed 'pornographic'.

He really has lost it totally, I'm genuinely worried that my joke about him wandering the streets of Florida with a gun, 'doing Gods work', might become a terrifying reality, after all, he certainly seems to think that the ends justify any means he can dream up, and that's frighteningly close to the attitude of spree-shooters.

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

three words aboiut the article: what the F***

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.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

Even if a unanimous proclomation ordering that the binary digits 0 and 1 were converted to 0 = H and 1 = A and, erasing every other piece of data on every single form of data storage, temporary AND permanent, and even somehow erasing every bit of biological data storage (brains) all over the planet....

It would STILL only be a microscopic fraction of the needed storage space to fill up to represent the true level of "HA"s necessary to express how I truly feel about the Traitor John Bruce's continued "efforts" in this issue.

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

....wow...thats alot of HAs...

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

No one can beat Jack in the crazy department.  Even a guy who bathes in feces, lives with 9000 cats, eats human flesh, thinks Hillary is sexy and tries to bite off his own face is more sane than Jack Thompson.  But I guess Jack needs to win at something once in awhile so he wins at crazy.

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

All-Time, Undisputed, Perfect Record, Won All His Fights by KOs, Heavyweight Champion of the Crazy World. And certainly destined to retire his belt undefeated.

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I just had the dumbest idea for a video game...

Jack Thomson's PUNCH-OUT!!!

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

Nah, we don't need a version where you can't even beat Glass Joe.

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

It'd be funnier if he was the final boss, or the replacement for Glass Joe.

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

In Jack's version there'd be no opponents. He'd just whup his own ass with a variety of punches to his own face.

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If I renember from my government classes, the right to petition the government does NOT mean one can spam them with emails. Thaqt would be harassment, which is continued unwanted attention, and since Utah oviously wants no more of his "help", then this is harassment.

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If I can remember correctly my American Government classes, the right to petition the government vests only in those who are subject to the government. Jack's not a citizen of Utah, elected officials of that State do not represent him. Jack has no right to petition them for redress of anything and they have no obligation to hear his petitions.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

I was wondering if someone was going to point that out.   The right to peition only applies to one's own government, and Utah is not his government.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

I don't really understand: does this mean that he can post whatever the hell he wants, or does this reinforce the notion that he could be tried for harassment?

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

There can still be restrictions/protocols, but even if they were unconsitutionally restricting his right to petition his government, since Utah is not HIS government, he would not have standings to complain.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

The latter.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

Ah, alrighty then. Proceed.

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

"An e-mail circulated by Thompson on Sunday"

"Thompson on Sunday" sounds like the worst weekly tabloid rag ever

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

To be fair Charax, that would be an insult to tabloid rags everywhere.

Atleast they can contain the occasional interesting story.

I'm surprised he doesn't have an actual weekly newsletter by now though, given the regularity with which he sends all those emails and the number of people they are sent too.

 

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

Let me take this in fra second.......

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Your not gonna win jack.

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

I missed Jack glad him and his craziness are back. :P

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

What.

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Wow, just when I think the man can't get any crazier.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

Wait... he's threatening to sue people for threatening to sue him? Wonder if they'll threaten to sue him for this...

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And when the two threats collide near the center, the massive amounts of energy will result in a black hole that will destroy the earth...

But that's entirely improbable.

 

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

Ahhh and to think I was feeling a bit down today, he always knows how to put a smile on my face does our Jack.

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

While this is certainly on a bigger scale than most of his threats, its still just as unjustified, irrational, empty and friggin insane as the rest.  Let's see how many threats he has made to 'take down group X' we can remember.. and then compare that to the list of 'Group X's that have actually been taken down..

Judge Tunis - Still practicing judgery

Florida Bar - Still up and running

Take Two - Still up and running (even though he claims their stock trouble as caused soley by his actions)

Game Politics - More popular than ever

Penny Arcade - Ditto

ECA - Still up and running

Fax machines - One casualty

 

I know I'm forgetting some, there are just so many threats, from petty, small time 'cease and desist'  demands to larger, crazy-guy-on-the-street-corner-with-a-tin-foil-hat conspiracy theory take down threats, and not a single one of them has he followed through with.  The only thing that surprises me still with JT is that -anyone- would take him seriously.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

Let's have a moment of silence for the one casualty in this war.  But then again the fax machine may well have commited suicide.  More investigation is needed before we can declare that a victory for Jack.

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

Or maybe the real problem here is that unnamed anonymous studies, as a recent study proves, are among the first clues that the speaker is lying or spewing bullcrap. This may explain why none of the Utah legislature are willing to listen to Jack Thompson ramble. Unlike much of the gaming community, who have this morbid fascination with watching Jack Thompson self-destruct.

On that note, please do prosecute the Utah legislature, Mr. Thompson. We're quite anxious to see how that plays out for you.

 

(He loses, twelve to one.)

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12-1 he loses!? are you daft, man!?

it's at least 10k-1 and higher!

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You're right.

It should be:

 

X[12X(X+4000)] to X.

 

Simply put, my wager is your wager multiplied by twelve times your wager multiplied by the sum of your wager and 4000.

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

To be fair, that study actually exists, I believe. It had its day in the blogosphere a couple months back.

It's worth noting, however, that it measured internet porn subscriptions, not internet porn consumption. It is possible that Utah residents are just really bad at tracking down the free stuff.

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But he didn't name it, meaning he only knew it existed, but didn't actually research it to get the actual numbers, or even the name of the study and any parties involved. That, or he did research it but didn't want to run the risk of someone picking it apart and disproving it.

Either way, he's not telling the whole truth on the matter. He's only threatening retribution for DARING to prick his ego. As he has done many times before, to varying degrees of (negative) success.

I'm just sittingback and awaiting the inevitable crack when Jack's last shred of sanity goes.

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Wait a sec, he loses 12-1?

Where did you get that 1 from?

Re: Jack Thompson is delusional

No.

My bet that he loses is whatever bet made that he'll win times twelve.

Re: Jack Thompson is delusional

His fax spamming killed a fax machine.

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Jack Thompson is delusional

lol, you win good sire.

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Just when it was too quiet on the Miami front, does JT come out of the woodwork and go all batshit crazy on us. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

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Who has he beaten when all he's done since 1990 is a big pile of nothing.

Pathetic. Thompson is the perfect example of what happens to a person when they do not practice what they preach about growing up and getting a life.

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

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

Huh.  It's almost like he wants politicians to stop associating themselves with him.  What legislator in their right mind would want to back one of his bills after this?

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

"I've taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world."

The internet doesn't think so

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with

yeah, seems vivid, naughty america, hussler, penthouse, playboy, brazzers and the numerous other big names in porn are still alive and well, as is their constitutional right.

 
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