JT guilty of professional misconduct

By Gerard | 21st May 2008 at 14:45 GMT in General | 20 Comments
Posted ImageJack Thompson, the Floridian lawyer who has launched several misguided attacks against video games, has been recommended as guilty on 27 counts of professional misconduct by a Bar trial judge.

21 counts are against his attacks on GTA games, and a further 4 from his attempt to get Bully declared as a public nuisance. The Florida Supreme Court must now make a ruling on whether he is guilty

JT has repeatedly attacked publishers Take Two for the supposedly inappropriate content of GTA games, and for them being apparently sold and "pushed" to children.

After considering the arguments presented by the Florida Bar and the Respondent (Thompson), observing the Respondent's demeanor during the nine-day trial proceedings, and carefully reviewing the record consisting of four volumes of exhibits totaling 1700 pages and approximately 2400 pages of transcribed testimony, the Court finds that the facts, circumstances and evidence presented regarding the Respondent's conduct, supports a finding of guilt as to certain Florida Bar rules...

The Bar trial judge, Dava Tunis, found the violent video game activist guilty of misconduct such as "Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation." The state Supreme Court will have to make a ruling based on those recommendations, with a disciplinary hearing planned for the first week of June.

However, Thompson also has filed federal lawsuits against the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court in relation to the Bar charges and other sanctions.

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EvoLuTioN 21st May, 2008 @ 15:08 - Permalink
Ah!...The infamous CAD comic, He has done so much bitching that they Can just ban him from filling any more lawsuits and send him to Iraq or somewhere to fight violence!
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Deji 21st May, 2008 @ 15:09 - Permalink
LMFAO!!! I mean... I feel sorry for him [/smirk]


I wish I could be there. And be in the jury! ROLF. Heheheee!
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Connor 21st May, 2008 @ 15:11 - Permalink
Watch the jury be a bunch of hardcore GTA fans...

Jack: "Oh..Fuck..."
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Kitsune Inferno 21st May, 2008 @ 17:12 - Permalink

The sonuvaslut deserved it.
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TheGunslinger 21st May, 2008 @ 17:14 - Permalink
Brilliant, thats made my day. :bleh:

I dont think this will be the end of his antics though, he doesent seem to know when he's beaten.
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Urbanoutlaw 21st May, 2008 @ 17:46 - Permalink
:clapping: Thanks Gerard, that just made my day.

As a sentence he should be TT's office flunky, the one who gets sent out to pick up everybody's lunch, dry cleaning, etc.

PS: If Mommy said "never put anything up there" then why does he spend so much time w/ his head up his..........?
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Kitsune Inferno 21st May, 2008 @ 17:50 - Permalink
^ Because turds are the only ones that'll listen to him.
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Urbanoutlaw 21st May, 2008 @ 17:58 - Permalink

^ Because turds are the only ones that'll listen to him.

:rofl2: :rofl: :lol:

As well spoken as ever.
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MrLlamaLlama 21st May, 2008 @ 22:44 - Permalink
Ahhh, there it is, warm, creamy justice.
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Rashon. 21st May, 2008 @ 23:01 - Permalink
Professional Misconduct? More like Asshole Misconduct.
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hunter88888 21st May, 2008 @ 23:09 - Permalink
^ Damn straight.
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Dirty Harry 22nd May, 2008 @ 00:35 - Permalink
The smell of justice... Smells good. No, actually smells like shit, but then again it has to do wit JT.
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Ivan 22nd May, 2008 @ 00:35 - Permalink
He had what was coming to him.
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Artur 22nd May, 2008 @ 00:58 - Permalink

and carefully reviewing the record consisting of four volumes of exhibits totaling 1700 pages and approximately 2400 pages of transcribed testimony

LULZ owned. >.<
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azn 22nd May, 2008 @ 06:38 - Permalink
Haha, he got pwned by GTA
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Huckleberry Pie 22nd May, 2008 @ 06:44 - Permalink
Least Appreciated Person of The Year award to JT, anyone? :dribble:
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Hansui 22nd May, 2008 @ 07:18 - Permalink
lol, owned
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Mehhh 10th December, 2008 @ 04:32 - Permalink
Well, I do think its abit comical and ironic that first, he decides that vid games are tools of evil & destruction ... Yet what has more weight, first, doing things that yea for underage children is inappropriate content (hence reason for ratings) that is all done it a totally virtual & ficticious world or being charged for doing things in the REAL WORLD like he has

""Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation." "

Granted some things go overboard in games, IMO, like tig ol bitties and asp.. And really gorey, sickening things like something you'd see in silent hill w/ extreme deformed and twisted part human part WTF ?? creatures ... Very suggestive material and profanity that is normally reserved for adult audiences that can even go overboard ..

Otherwise, I like doing things in these virtual worlds that I wouldnt in real life. Sure in the game it loox/sounds funny runnin your vehicle into persons but never in real life, I've never ran anyone over in all my yrs on this earth & had hmm one accident that wasnt even my fault. No trouble, no jail time, no juvie time, no drugs/alch, NOTHIN, I do my damage in a virtual world ! :P
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azn 10th December, 2008 @ 07:50 - Permalink
I just wanna see the look on his face right now...

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Earthbound 10th December, 2008 @ 12:33 - Permalink
You can't say he wasn't passionate about his vendetta.

I guess Rockstar wins though. ;)

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