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NY's Racist Games Bill

GamePolitics reports a new bill that's been proposed here in New York to create a state law to prohibit the sale of video games using racist language or stereotypes. The text of the bill seems to be missing, but here is the summary of Bill A01474: "Prohibits the sale to minors of certain rated video games containing a rating that reflects content of various degrees of profanity, racist stereotypes or derogatory language, and/or actions toward a specific group of persons."

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18. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 14, 2009, 19:33 Charlie_Six
 
You had me at "nation of pussies."  
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17. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 14, 2009, 12:57 morose
 
Read the article people. This is just to minors, though the post WAS worded poorly. I have no issue with prohibition of sales of certain material to minors. We've been doing it for decades. I DO think it should apply to all forms of media if they are going to do this though... films included.  
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16. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 14, 2009, 12:56 Prez
 
It's sad that people still view this nonsense along political lines. C'mon guys - democrats, republicans, independents - they are all elitist, arrogant, hypocritical, power hungry morons who care nothing for the Constitution.

The real enemy here is not politicians, but rampant and out-of-control politically correctness brought about by a nation of pussies who think the worst crime in the world is to hurt someone's feelings.
 
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15. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 14, 2009, 00:29 Fang
 
Sure they have. Including this on. The only Wright in the NY state assembly is Keith L.T. Wright. Who is a democrat.

You missed my sarcasm. Historically, its the Democrats who propose these types of laws. It's their way of trying to appeal to the older crowd.
 
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14. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 14, 2009, 00:25 dubfanatic
 
Sure they have. Including this on. The only Wright in the NY state assembly is Keith L.T. Wright. Who is a democrat.

I think he was being sarcastic. (the poster, that is)

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13. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 14, 2009, 00:11 MTechnik
 
Traditionally, dems were the "we'll take your rights away to protect you" bunch.. the republicans were the "less government infringement" group... until about 8 years ago. Then the republicans saw the joy in infringement. Now they're both as bad, and they'll pander to this "to save the children."  
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12. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 23:37 raz-0
 
Oh yes, because we know that Democrats haven't ever proposed laws against video games...

Sure they have. Including this on. The only Wright in the NY state assembly is Keith L.T. Wright. Who is a democrat.
 
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11. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 23:25 Kedyn
 
Ah yes, it's just the beginning of the kind of bullshit our new socialist dictator has in store for us. Soon they'll add "unless it hurts someone's delicate feelings" to the first amendment, right after they completely destroy the second amendment.

Good times.
 
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10. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 23:13 Sencho
 
Is this "get in all the stupid laws before Obama gets into power" season?

Never underestimate the power of legislatures to make dumber laws.

That said, it's good to see the state of New York is able to create new costs to their agencies even though the 100+ new taxes proposed won't even cover their projected deficit.

It's not that the left hand isn't talking to the right hand. Neither hand realizes the torso is missing.
 
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9. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 22:33 UttiniDaKilrJawa
 
Hmmmmm....now let me see.....where did I leave that ....1st Amendment ...hmm it was just here a second ago......<searches through filing cabinets and is devoured by a grue.>  
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8. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 22:11 KilrathiAce
 
LOL, if you go into most public school in NYC you will be hit with beprofanity, racist stereotypes and derogatory languagemore than in any video game ever created. How about doing something about that? Oh yea even the police guards around many schools are afraid to say or do anything to kids.  
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7. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 21:51 Riker
 
If the summary is correct, than this is merely banning the sale of such games to minors. I don't really have a problem with that, but I'm not sure the government should be parenting children.  
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6. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 21:14 Fang
 
Oh yes, because we know that Democrats haven't ever proposed laws against video games...  
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5. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 21:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
Is this "get in all the stupid laws before Obama gets into power" season?  
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4. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 21:02 Kxmode
 
Must be voting season  
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3. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 20:56 DrEvil
 
Wow, blatant censorship. Not even disguised.  
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2. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 20:47 Hump
 
"Prohibits the sale to minors of certain rated video games containing a rating that reflects content of various degrees of profanity, racist stereotypes or derogatory language, and/or actions toward a specific group of persons."

*Face-palm*
 
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1. Re: NY's Racist Games Bill Jan 13, 2009, 20:32 skyguy
 
How about we change the bill to:

Prohibits the sale to minors of certain rated video games and motion pictures containing a rating that reflects content of various degrees of profanity, racist stereotypes or derogatory language, and/or actions toward a specific group of persons

that'll change their mind pretty quick. No more Eddie Murphy family movies kids!
 
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