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Games on Trial

Jack is back, as Lawyer aims to take over murder case (thanks HomeLAN Fed) is a story reporting that lawyer Jack Thompson, outspoken in previous efforts at correlating violent crimes with the use of violent video games, is back in the news. Here's a bit:

Jack Thompson of the Miami suburb of Coral Gables said he will ask Medina County Common Pleas Court today for permission to defend Dustin Lynch, now 16, in the November slaying of JoLynn Mishne.

Thompson, in communications over the last seven months with the families of Lynch and Mishne and with the courts and lawyers, has continually raised the possibility that Lynch was driven to kill by his excessive playing of aggressive games. Thompson has urged Lynch's current lawyer, V. Lee Winchell of Rittman, and a previous one, John Dolatowski of Medina, to consider video games in Lynch's defense, but neither did so.

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23. Violent Video games May 30, 2003, 00:19 Zareh
US isn't the only country exposed to violent video games... what about Japan, or Korea... how come they dont have kids shooting up schools or killing each other like they do here in the US...

They play the same games we do... they watch the same movies that we do... they listen to the same music that we do... so why is it that here in America we have so much violent crime being commited by young people...

hmmm... he played video games alot?? no way... you don't say... wow... thats so weird huh... OR maybe its because mom and pop are TOO BUSY working their 2nd jobs just to keep a roof on their house and dont have enough time to be with their kids...

``Whatever happened (in JoLynn's death), it was not murder,'' Thompson wrote in a news release. ``The American video industry must share the blame.''

To that I have one thing to say...


His parents need to wake up and accept the fact that they F'ed up raising their kid, and share the blame... rather than hire some scumbag attorney and have him come up with some crap about playing 'Violent Video Games'... my god... I just want sit in front of all of them and bitch slap them into reality...


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