Will County, Illinois State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow is urging parents not to buy Grand Theft Auto V as he continues to push a boycott of Rockstar's latest action game. Recently Glasgow met with around 50 Mokena Junior High School parents and showed them a six-minute clip from the game to make his point.
According to the Southtown Star, many of the parents in attendance covered their eyes or looked away as the clip played. The report claims the clip showed various gruesome scenes from the game including an innocent woman's head being blown off, as well as several police officers and a dog being killed. Other scenes showed players running down NPCs with a car.
"Violence is the No. 1-selling entertainment that we have,” Glasgow said at the event. "Our culture embraces violence. We have to say, ‘We don’t want it anymore.'"
While Glasgow is strongly against the game made by Rockstar, he does not plan on engaging in any kind of legal action or government regulation. Instead he has vowed to push for an economic boycott.
You can see Glasgow in action in the news below, but it should be noted the game is not intended for children – it's rated "Mature" by the ESRB.
Source: Southtown Star