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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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26. Re: Sigh May 30, 2003, 00:43 FuriousBroccoli
 
"If we were crazy psycho killer gamers how would we take this bastard out?"

With our BFG-3000s of course! I just used mine to wipe out the whole block...

Personally I don't believe the kid was a game player. He must have been addicted to the FOOD NETWORK...that must be what drove him to use the kitchen knife on that chick after he tenderized her skull. Ban the FOOD network! Our children are being programmed for violence!

 
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