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Jack Thompson Faces Disciplinary Hearing 231

CoolC writes "Gamepolitics is reporting that attorney Jack Thompson is to face a disciplinary hearing before the Florida Supreme Court. The attorney faces five counts of professional misconduct, three of which are correlated with his ongoing campaign against violent video games. Thompson faces the possibility of disciplinary action up to and including disbarment."
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Jack Thompson Faces Disciplinary Hearing

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  • by giafly ( 926567 ) on Sunday February 04, 2007 @10:28AM (#17880826)

    "Moral Kombat" - comic 5 Jan 2007 [penny-arcade.com].

    "Obviously he [Jack Thompson] didn't mention anything to the police department about his "Modest proposal" in which he asks that a game be developed in which players urinate on peoples brains and murder kids who work at game stores. He never mentions that he offered ten thousand dollars to charity and then said it was just "satire." He doesn't tell the police chief that Jerry and I just donated the ten thousand for him. I wonder why he left that part out?" - Penny Arcade [penny-arcade.com]

    Tshirts > Gaming > I Hate Jack Thompson...
    Virtually every living creature hates Jack Thompson, professional scold and slavering ambulance chaser. Squirrels, policemen, sea captains, fruit bats... - black t-shirt [thinkgeek.com]
  • Re:Meh... (Score:5, Informative)

    by kinzillah ( 662884 ) <douglas.price@nospAm.mail.rit.edu> on Sunday February 04, 2007 @12:44PM (#17881540)
    Sorry, but I feel it should be pointed out, that McDonald served that lady's coffee scalding hot. 180-190 degrees, which is enough to give you 3rd degree burns in 7 seconds or less. She was hospitalized for 8 days, and required skin grafts. Had McDonalds served their coffee at the normal serving temperature of around 150 degrees, she would have been in some pain for a day or so, probably needed to go to the hospital to get checked on, but that's about it. Why did McDonalds serve their coffee so hot? So they wouldn't have to brew a new batch so often.

    So yes, it's her fault it spilled. Is it her fault she got 3rd degree burns from it? No.
  • Re:i'm hoping... (Score:5, Informative)

    by Shads ( 4567 ) <shadus@shaduBALDWINs.org minus author> on Sunday February 04, 2007 @02:07PM (#17882048) Homepage Journal
    He won't get disbarred unfortunately. That man has been to more ethics hearings and such than most attorneys every go to.

    Check out his entry on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorn ey) [wikipedia.org] crazy shit... Janet Reno, Two Live Crew, Madonna, Time Warner, Howard Stern, dozens of companies, and even the florida bar... he has a long and colorful history and has had several visits with the florida bar people to consider disbarment. They really don't like him much.
  • Re:i'm hoping... (Score:3, Informative)

    by bladesjester ( 774793 ) <slashdot AT jameshollingshead DOT com> on Sunday February 04, 2007 @02:47PM (#17882274) Homepage Journal
    Given the arteries and veins that run through your appendages, unless the bleeding was stopped, he would indeed die. Furthermore, even if the bleeding were stopped, it would be possible to die from pain and shock.

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