The Bar Trial of Jack Thompson (Part 6): Bully Case Judge Testifies

March 25, 2008 -

Whatever you think about Jack Thompson, there are times when he can play the media like a Stradivarius. And so it was that he managed to hold the attention of both the mainstream and gaming press for several weeks in 2006 while he sought to block the release of Rockstar’s Bully in Florida.

Thompson’s unusual suit, which charged that the T-rated Bully was a public nuisance, came before Judge Ronald Friedman on the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. In an early-round win for Thompson, Friedman ordered Take Two to produce the game for an in-chambers viewing prior to its retail launch.

That would be Thompson’s only victory in the case, which quickly turned contentious (anyone surprised?). Thompson blasted Friedman endlessly following the judge’s ruling that he would not grant Thompson's petition to block Bully’s release. Thompson upped the ante by announcing that he would run for Friedman’s seat in 2008. We note that Thompson does not appear to be following through on that claim.

For his part, Judge Friedman wasted little time in filing a complaint against Thompson with the Florida Bar. The Friedman complaint was one of several on which the Bar opted to take Thompson to trial last November. In this multi-part series GamePolitics has been publishing excerpted transcripts from the video game-related portions of the Thompson Bar trial. Today's edition covers the direct testimony of Judge Friedman. Due to the length of Friedman's testimony, Thompson's cross examination of the judge will appear in the next installment.

( In the excerpted transcripts that follow, RF is Judge Ronald Friedman. JT is Thompson, TUMA is prosecutor Sheila Tuma and DT is Judge Dava Tunis, who is presiding over the case…)

TUMA: Can you tell us what Mr. Thompson asked you to do to make the determination of entering an injunction [to bock the release of Bully]?

RF: He wanted me to review the game and prohibit its distribution, which was scheduled a few days later, maybe a week later.

TUMA: Did you entertain his request?

RF: I did... I heard arguments from both sides. The counsel for the defendants [Take Two] did not think it was necessary to do any of this because under the First Amendment, they had a right to make the distribution.



Mr. Thompson believed this video was so bad that it should be prohibited from distribution to teenagers; and as bad as he made it sound, I indicated that I would in camera view the entire game. I ordered counsel to provide the equipment as well as somebody who could operate the equipment - I wouldn't know how to do it - and have him come down from, I believe it was New York.

They met - Mr. Thompson was present as well - in my chambers and proceeded to play the video. Now, even though I indicated that I would watch the entire game, they had I think what they call a cheater. They can skip from one spot in the game to another spot, etc. So it wasn't necessary - they indicated it would take about 200 hours to view the entire game, which of course would have been day and night for a long time.

I viewed somewhere bewteen and hour, and hour and a half of the video from spot to spot to get an idea of what the game was and, hopefully, the worst parts of the game. I made the determination - and I set a hearing for the following week - but I made a determination while I was watching it that it did not rise to the standard that would be required to prohibit the game under the First Amendment, which would be a standard of something that would incite to immediate violence.

While I found the game offensive... I wouldn't want my granddaughter watching it and it probably should have a different rating, that is, a mature rating rather than a teenage rating. That's not my call. That may be for the legislature or Congress or some other body, but under the First Amendment, they had the right to make that distribution...

TUMA: I would like you to look at Exhibit 48... Can you identify that letter, please?

RF: This is a memorandum from Jack Thompson to myself by e-mail and it is dated... October 13th, 2006... "Now that you have consigned innumerable children to skull fractures, eye injuries from slingshots and beatings with baseball bats without a hearing as to the danger, let me tell you a few things, with all respect for your office and with no respect for the arbitrary way in which you handled this matter-"

JT: Let me object, as I did yesterday [during Blank Rome attorney Rebecca Ward's testimony] to reading portions of the letter. Obviously, the full context is the letter itself... Of course, the fact that Ms. Tuma is doing this underscores the reason why she's doing it. She's trying to highlight some portion of this out of context. It's improper. It's also reversible error [on appeal].

DT: Do you have any response, Ms. Tuma?

TUMA: No, Your Honor, the same response as yesterday [that the full letters are submitted as evidence for Judge Tunis' review].

DT: Okay. The objection is overruled and Judge Friedman is available for cross examination. The Court is not going to limit your questions regarding these documents that are in evidence.

JT: Your Honor, I don't like to argue with you, but just to protect the record. The opportunity for cross examination has absolutely nothing to do with what the prosecutor is doing and what's improper that she's doing. And that is she can't have this witness or any witness testify to anything out of context... So having said that... Can I have a standing objection?

DT: Yes, sir...

TUMA: If you can go to the third paragraph...

RF: "What you conducted in your chambers, Judge, was the equivalent of Iran leading U.N. weapons inspectors around the country, taking them to places where the illegal activity was not occurring... I couldn't care less what you did to me. What I care is that you, through judicial arrogance, have hung countless kids out to dry at school that will now be meaner and more dangerous. Next time you promise a hearing, I'll bring a parent with me whose kid is in the ground because of a kid who trained to kill him or her in a violent video game. Try mocking that person, I dare you."

TUMA: Can you tell the Court who that letter is copied to?

RF: Defense counsel, the media and the Florida JQC [Judicial Qualifications Commission, i.e the agency that monitors judges].

Tuma: ...can you move to Exhibit 49? ...Can you tell the Court what that document is?

RF: "Verified motion to recuse presiding judge."

TUMA: And that was to recuse you in the case of Mr. Thompson?

RF: Yes, ma'am.

TUMA: Can you go to page two of that Exhibit, please? ...In paragraph 10, can you read the sentence...?

RF: "The late respected Dade Circuit Court Judge Reah Pincus Grossman, when she returned to the practice of law could not abide appearing before this judge, and now the undersigned [Thompson] knows why."

TUMA: Do you know Judge Grossman?

RF: Very well.

TUMA: Is she deceased?

RF: Rumors of her demise are greatly exaggerated.

TUMA: Is that a no?

RF: She is not deceased.

TUMA: Can you tell me, have you had a conversation with her regarding the statement that Mr. Thompson has made in this pleading?

RF: I was shocked to learn she had died. So I called her office, only to find that she had not. I spoke with her and she was just as shocked as I was about these pleadings.

TUMA: Can you tell the Judge what she told you if she ever spoke to Mr. Thompson?

RF: She said she didn't know Mr. Thompson, she has never spoken to Mr. Thompson, and she certainly didn't agree with anything alleged by Mr. Thompson.

TUMA: Thank you. Can you now read paragraph 11...?

RF: "The behavior of this judge was abominable, which was made all the worse by the fact that he engaged in these childish antics in front of the media in the courtroom."

TUMA: Thank you... can you please go to Exhibit 50...?

RF: This is a letter from Mr. Thompson to myself dated October 17th, 2006... "When the victims start contacting me, I'll tell them how you prevented the hearing and didn't review the entire game before you unleashed it upon them. I have never run into a more discouraging abortion of justice than in your courtoom. But it's not about me, Judge Friedman. It's about these kids. You think the riot in the OD -" that's the Orange Bowl - "was bad? Just wait."

TUMA: Thank you. Can you look at Exhibit 51 and identify that for the Court?

RF: A letter from Mr. Thompson to myself dated October 18th, 2006... "Gee. Care to go for violating 10 of your own orders in one week, Judge Friedman? How about your oath of office? We can count that as one... I'm wondering where this judicial misconduct is going to take us all... I have a pretty good idea, even if you don't. The great thing about our system of law is that it was spawned in the crucible of throwing off the yoke of a tyrant."

TUMA: Can you look at the next Exhibit...

RF: This is a [Thompson] pleading in the same case... "The Court then unethically and improperly then proceeded to enter his ruling in contravention of its own order... He then denied Thompson's request to cross examine and the Judge then violated his own order to view the game to completion, topped off by his childish and unethical refusal to conduct a hearing the next day as he had ordered... If this [Friedman's] Court is so foolish as to enter a show cause order [for contempt, against Thompson] as Take Two requests for trying to remedy this Court's unethical misconduct... then the aforementioned federal civil rights action will be amended to add this judge."

TUMA: Thank you. Can you please look at Exhibit 53?

RF: ...This is a news release entitled, "Dump the Bully Judge." ..."Thompson has chosen his opponent carefully, incumbent Ronald M. Friedman. Friedman is the man... unleashing upon America's preteen and teen children the extremely violent Columbine simulator video game Bully."

TUMA: And if you could go to the last of the media news release?

RF: ..."Circuit Court Judge Ronald Friedman is the embodiment of what more and more citizens understand to be the greatest domestic threat to liberty, a tyrannical judiciary that thinks it is above the law."

TUMA: And if you now look at Exhibit 54 and identify it for the record.

RF: This is a letter from Mr. Thompson dated October 24th, 2006 to the Attorney General of the United States... "Now [Take Two's law firm] Blank Rome is at it again, having enlisted a pliable Circuit Court Judge, Ronald M. Friedman, to abuse his contempt power to try to throw me in jail for for blowing the whistle on the judge's incredible misconduct and Take Two Blank Rome's as well. Judge Friedman... has improperly paved the way for a Columbine simulator video game to be sold to children. Interestingly, this game also contains gay sexual activity. Real cool stuff for 10-year-olds, no?"

TUMA: And this letter was also cc'd to Blank Rome, the media, congressional Democrats and yourself?

RF: That's correct.

TUMA: Can you please look at Exhibit 55?

RF: ...It's a letter from Mr. Thompson dated October 24th, 2006 to myself... "Dear Judge Friedman: Transmitted herewith is my application for [your] recusal... If you cannot decide whether or not to grant it, then I would suggest flipping a coin. Heads I win, tails you lose...

TUMA: Can you look at the next exhibit 50 and identify that for the Court, please?

RF: ...This is a pleading in the Bully case [from Thompson]... "Defendant's [Take Two] position - and it appears to be this Court's position as well - is that it can order secrecy worthy of a Star Chamber in order to shroud its misconduct from any review of any kind, judicial or public... However, this court has indicated that it looks with favor upon the notion that it can use its contempt power to cover up from judicial and public scrutiny its misconduct... Judge Friedman has even drawn his pleasant judicial assistant into this cover-up, the Judge's misconduct charade... This court now appears to be in full court press to abuse its contempt power to keep the lid on how thoroughly it botched its duty to have a real judicual inquiry into whether... the sale to school children of this Columbine simulator, poses a safety risk as the Miami-Dade School Board found unanimously that it did."

TUMA: "Thank you. Can you now look at Exhibit 60?"

RF: ...A [Thompson] pleading in this case... "...This is not acting like a judge. It's acting like a Bully. How ironic. How appropriate. No wonder this [Friedman's] Court had no problem with hundreds of fists landing on students' faces. He [Friedman] beats up lawyers for fun himself..."

TUMA: Can you please look at Exhibit 62 and read that for the record?

RF: ...A [Thompson] pleading in this case... "Judge Friedman was hoodwinked by Take Two employees who sat there in his chambers and presented to Judge Friedman with unsworn testimony with no cross examination by Plaintiif [Thompson], to which Plaintiff objected on the record, by falsely stating this [Bully] is not a violent game and that violence is uniformly punished in the game. These were lies which this Judge swallowed hook, line and sinker... Is this Judge [Friedman] going to admit to the whole world that he was taken for a ride by Take Two; that he violated his own orders in not reviewing the game to conclusion; and that his own misconduct was a travesty that explains why we are sitting here with tens of thousands of these [Bully] units sold abd played by minors?... Does a single sane person... think that this judge... is going to prove himself  to have been fooled by a porn to kids video game company that is now know to have placed homosexual acts in this game sold to 10-year-olds?"

TUMA: ...If you can look at Exhibit 64...

RF: This is a transcript of proceedings before myself on October 25th, 2006 in this [Bully] case... My recollection is that there were two matters that were supposedly to be heard. One was the matter of contempt that the defendants [Take Two] were seeking  [against Thompson] and the other was the [Thompson] issue of recusal [of Judge Friedman].

TUMA: Did you recuse yourself in this case, Your Honor?

RF: I did... Because I filed a complaint with the Florida Bar... As the Court has heard... I thought that the conduct of Mr. Thompson was unprofessional and violative of his oath as a lawyer in the state of Florida. I thought, number one, while I found it offensive and I, like everyone else, don't like to have my name besmirched; nevertheless, even if everything he said about me was true - and it was very hurtful to me - it was an abuse of his oath because it was demeaning to our system of justice and the court system, and I couldn't tolerate that.

TUMA: Thank you. Can you now look at Exhibit 65...

RF: That's a letter from Thompson to myself, October 25th, 2006... "Here's a tip for you, Judge. I don't just practice law. I save lives from reckless jurists like you... I serve those broken-hearted people, not arrogant tyrants like you... I'm a lot of bad things, but I'm not a liar. You are. You promised and ordered hearings that never occurred and you even told the nation that you reviewed a video game that you didn't even see but for one percent of it. You then came out before the cameras and pronounced the game perfectly safe. You're the kind of guy who would wave into the intersection a child to be run over by a semi. I'm looking forward to my judicial race against you and win or lose, you're going to be exposed as the prevarictator and a facilitator of violence and porn to kids that you are. You will never agree to a debate in our race because you can'yt control that situation. You won't have a Sheriff to shut me up. America's a great place where citizens get to cleanse the public dole of thugs like you. I'm looking forward to doing just that..."

TUMA: If you can look at Exhibit 66, Judge...

RF: This is entitled, "An open letter to the Florida Bar about the Bully judge," dated October 27th, 2006... "There's a transcript of the bizarre seance he [Friedman] held in his office with Take Two employees giving him testimony, not under oath, and preventing cross examination by me. I call it the Kim Jong Il guided tour of North Korea to find where the nukes are not..."

TUMA: I just have one last question. Can you explain to the Court the effect that Mr. Thompson's conduct and sending you these letters have had on you?

JT: Objection, relevance.

DT: Overruled.

RF: Well, I think I previously said it hurt me to see in writing or even hear somebody demean me the way he has. But I was even hurt more for our judiciary because I wear the robe - and it's not about me. It's about our system of justice and the respect that's due to the judiciary.

NEXT: Jack Thompson cross-examines Judge Friedman... 

WHILE YOU'RE WAITING: Check out this amazing video of Thompson's appearance in Judge Friedman's court, filmed by Niero of Destructoid.


Comments

I like how Jack's disposistion changed when he was interviewing Ms Ward (the female lawyer from part 5) and then back again afterwards (assuming these parts are in chronological order). He seemed to tear into her harder than any of the male witnesses. It was almost like he was pouncing on, what Jack could have percieved as, her moment of weakness after Ms Ward started crying.

So much for "exalting" women. Jack is more of a bully than he would probably like to admit to anyone but himself.

He doesn't get what he wants so he throw a tempter tantrum. He's such a little baby. When in this guy going to grow up and act his age? Hopefully this is the end of his legal career. We have more important issues that we should be seeing in court.

Every time I read a Jack Thompson story i feel exceedingly violent. Could it be that Thompson himself and not GTA is the cause of Violence?

man, if i could, i'd PAY dennis money, so he could get the whole thing typed up quicker

Thanks to those who let me know the video links were bad. Here's a link that will work. Amazing stuff.

Man this one was boring. I was expecting them to bring up his conduct in the hearing that's depicted in the video.

"I’m a lot of bad things, but I’m not a liar."
Ah, that's just funny, since Jacky's the biggest liar I know. Then again, I suppose he believes every word out of his mouth, so I guess he's technically not lying, just wrong.

This is a fun read -- mostly because we get to see Jack reap what he's sown.

I remember reading most of these mails/press releases/etc here the last several years thinking "how does he get away with this..?"

Well, he isn't -- its coming back to haunt him, and it is BEAUTIFUL to watch (figuratively).

k ive read both laws and my reading skill has increased by 1 yay me!!

Jab,
So he isn't supporting Jack as much as he is wanting someone to beat the FL Bar? It must have been very frustrating to know the right things that should be said and having Jack always say the wrong things. He might have just left in frustration.

It is funny Jack trying to spin that the balliffs were threatening the man so he left. Do you really think the Judge would say "You can stay" then have the balliffs grab him and drag him out?

lol i knew you were being sarcastic, every now and again i just have to speak up (specially when "train-wreck" thompson is involved)

@blackice

see he still has alot more digging to do!!!!

I truely hope that when Jack is disbarred he finds the time to seek some inner peace and takes the opprotunity to enjoy the good things in his life. Spend some quality time with his wife and son (or other family members he may like.) Pick up a hobby, just take time to cool off and enjoy whatever timehe has left in this world. Life is too short for this much hate.

(If you are reading Jack, that last bit is not a threat. It is merely an illustration of the short time any of us are here on this earth per lifetime and how we should enjoy what we have.)

Ok, got back and finished reading it, and I have to thank GP for making this series. The irony and hypocrisy is just amazing, and those opposing Jack pick out the best examples...

"RF: [JT]... The sale to school children of this[Bully, which in no way is a...] Columbine simulator, poses a safety risk as the Miami-Dade School Board found unanimously that it did.”"
And we sure know how well that turned out... Not like kids were bullying others or using such devices as sling-shots for ages before video games existed...

"RF: [JT]…This is not acting like a judge. It’s acting like a Bully. How ironic."
Darn, what would one call this bit of double irony?

"RF: [JT] I save lives from reckless jurists like you… I serve those broken-hearted people, not arrogant tyrants like you… I’m a lot of bad things, but I’m not a liar....[SNIP]"
Again complete BS, Jack has NEVER provided anyone with such evidence he is anything but a MASSACRE CHASER!

"RF: [JT] You will never agree to a debate in our race because you can’yt control that situation. "
Sheeet, maybe I need to stop pointing out all the irony and hypocrisy....

"TUMA: Can you explain to the Court the effect that Mr. Thompson’s conduct and sending you these letters have had on you?
"JT: Objection, relevance."
... Although I do find it funny Jack hasn't said a word/objected until now(assuming it would have been noted). Does he really think having the letters in full context helps his case?

"GP: NEXT: Jack Thompson cross-examines Judge Friedman… "
Oh boy....

I just went here:

http://groups.google.com/group/Lawmen/browse_thread/thread/c85497d93b4bc6a3

to read Jack's attempt to get the FBI involved. After reading the big page o' lies, shouldn't the FBI be arresting Jack for filing a false report?

Additionally, his call for mediation is equally hilarious. Jack has been all full of bluster, piss and vinegar for 4 years while this is going on, and now that the Florida Bar and the SCOFLA has him by the short and curlies, he wants to mediate. And even in his request to mediate, he still manages to hurl insults.

That dude ain't right in the head.

To Rauggo:

Sorry: I mean "too crazy"...

@Chuck

You're thinking of part 5, part 4 was with Jim Smith. THAT was funny.

The good news is that, as you pointed out, he sure 'nuff loves the fact that he's an attorney. Too much to let it go -- even when to do so is prudent and wise. So his Bar number and professional address are all over his court filings in the Bully case. And it doesn't matter that he's his own client. All Bar Counsel needs is prove that he was an attorney (easily done -- the Bar number's a dead giveaway) representing himself as his own client (also easily done -- he brings his suit against Bully, in part, on his own behalf).

Lulz. That's all I can say.

Also, sorry for the double post, but nice Stradivarius reference.

Honestly, the things that JT have done go beyond the pale of what a lawyer can do. Lawyers used to have to take classes on courtroom civility, so that they don't turn the court into a place of ad hominem attacks and shouting matches. Obviously, he was too busy out finding the quick buck and chasing an ambulance to go to class that day.

What a Jerk this is guy is. I don't see how he gets away with calling people names like this. Hope this is the end for him

Still reading the log -- just wondering how recent that pic of JT is. He's looking more frazzled than I remember.

GP: Pic is from a 2006 protest outside T2 HQ in NYC... with the Peaceoholics community group to protest Bully.
---
Fangamer

Jack, Jack, Jack (shakes head). Did you skip the entire chapter on hearsay? In addition to the one on the rule of completeness? Because you always make the objections you can't win. And never make the ojections you can.

BTW, apparently former Dade Circuit Court Judge Reah Pincus Grossman is respected but not late.

GP: Yes, Judge Friedman made it clear that Jack completely got Grossman's death wrong... Jack explains that - sort of - in the next segment.

@Simon Roberts
Well, to be fair, he was completely slammed by every question asked by Tuma in this preceeding. Just look at it. I don't know if I would be doing as well after that crap (which may be why I don't act like JT)

RF: …A [Thompson] pleading in this case… “…This is not acting like a judge. It’s acting like a Bully. How ironic. How appropriate. No wonder this [Friedman’s] Court had no problem with hundreds of fists landing on students’ faces. He [Friedman] beats up lawyers for fun himself…”

Uh oh. Jack forgot to put in the magic word "figuratively" in there. Hes gon get it naw!

This is quite possibly the funniest one yet. Not because of JTs antics in court, but reading all the e-mails. Honestly this just keeps getting better and better. And yeah, this is probably the end of his florida legal career, though he may try to get a license in another state. I don't know if he is prohibited from doing that or not...

OMG. The more I read this the more I believe Jack needs his own I Love Myself jacket! It's ironic that a man who was trying to prevent the sale of the game Bully is acting like one. But, of course, it's for the children.

I also have to wonder if they can introduce the fact that his e-mails turned out wrong, ie No increase in slingshot injuries, no increase in fist fights, etc.

Let the record show that Exhibits 48 through 66 show the defendant being a royal douchebag, in addition to violating Bar rules regarding codes of conduct.

@Rabidkeebler

As amusing as that would be, him being a faulty prognosticator is not the issue before the court.

Was it Dr. Wunderman who found Jack to be of "above average intelligence?"

@ Dr Wunderman:

Wanna re-test Jack? Your initial results appear just a bit off.

Wow this was a long one. I never realized just how many letters, press releases, etc Jack sent to and about Judge Friedman. I wonder if he broke Friedman's fax machine, too. :P

I now feel very sorry for every judge that has had to put up with Jack. He wasn't "speaking truth to power", or bringing a corrupt judge to the people's attention, or any like that. No, this was harassment. No wonder Friedman filed a bar complaint.

@ GP

So will the cross-examination be up tomorrow? Or will it be part of Jack's closing argument? Are we looking at seven or eight parts now?

GP: I'm hoping for the cross-exam tomorrow, Thursday at the latest. Yeah, I didn't plan on breaking Friedman up into two parts, but it was really too long for just one. So, I guess 8 parts...

Hard to pick a favourite out of this one, but Friedman's "rumors of her demise are greatly exaggerated" is pretty classic, given that this whole case feels like something that Twain would've written if he lived in this millennium.
---
Fangamer

"Thompson upped the ante by announcing that he would run for Friedman’s seat in 2008. We note that Thompson does not appear to be following through on that claim."

Of course not. Everything he's done in court when the tables turn has been nothing but stalling tactics. Deny everything, blame everyone. Do anything possible to try to discredit or remove anyone in his way.
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

It's obvious JT thinks he is on some kind of Crusade to defend and protect the children. I am pretty sure he thinks he is 100% right and justified when he goes through his antics, but I still can't help laughing at him and staring at the trainwreck of the JT express.

I wonder how much different things would be if he tackled something else like the RIAA/MPAA or maybe even went on an campaign to educate parents about the ratings system.

I find it funny how Jack Thompson goes about the emails being 'out of context' but that what he does every time he goes in the courtroom, on TV, interviews, etc.

GP: The links you have to the videos have been taken down by youtube.

GP: really? I wonder why... Hmmm...

I haven't read the whole thing yet, but two things really stand out:

“Now that you have consigned innumerable children to skull fractures, eye injuries from slingshots and beatings with baseball bats"

Slingshots? Really? When did we go back to 1951?

"Now I don't like to argue with you, Judge"

Did he really say that?

As I said in the last part, I'd love to get the opinions of JTs Law Professors on his conduct/behaviour/antics over the last few years...

I love how Thompson tries to cover up his blatantly disrespectful and demeaning way of treating people by saying his words are "out of context."

I also love how he subtracts a few years from the intended audience of videogames. If it's rated M (17+), it's for 14 year-olds. If it's rated T (13+), it's for 10 year-olds.

By the way, the two videos at the end of the article are no longer available.

Jesus Christ that's a lot of evidence.

Wow. I really can't see how context would make those emails any less insulting. Or does each letter begin with "the following is a joke, ha ha, pay no mind, they're coming to take me a way ha ha"? ;)

And yet there's more? *boggle*

As usual, JT is going to try to turn the tables on Friedman, try to justify his pathetic behaviour, by somehow blaming it all on the judge...

"I di'int wanna have a tantrum, but he, he... he's a big meanie!"
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

Pwned, with a capital P.

If someone referred to him as the late Jack Thompson, he'd consider that a death threat. Heck, he'll probably consider this post a death threat (which it's not, don't get your hopes up Jacko. I want you to live a long life in a wonderful facility).

That was amazing to read. I mean the stuff he said to the Bank Roman lawyers was bad but I'm stunned at the stuff he released to the press etc about this judge. He's completely hammered the guy because he didn't get his own way and when the judge quite rightly took offence he threw a paddy! I always knew JT was a massive tool and a not particularly nice a guy, but in reality he's actually a really, really, really nasty piece of work. You really get the sense from this piece that the means always justifies his twisted and sick end.

1. If I tried even a tenth of this nonsense in a Texas Court, I can be certain two things would happen. One, my ass would be sitting in a cell for contempt and Two, my ass would be forking over a large amount of money in sanctions. Whats really amazing is that he has gotten away with it for this friggin long. Do Florida judge lack spines? truly incredible.

2. Standing objections DO NOT preserve error, must still make the objection adn receive the ruling everytime.

"violated his own order to view the game to completion"

JT keeps bringing this up, that the Judge didn't play the game to completion. Thing is, has JT EVER played a game to completion? He's so quick to lambast everyone for not playing these 200 hour games, but then he bases all of his accusations about them being murder simulators on what?

Seriously...you can see his hypocrisy from the Moon.

When will all these injuries caused by Bully start? JT promised that emergency rooms across the nation will be full of children with slingshot wounds.

So, having read this now, It only confirms those things we already knew about Jack - That he's a liar, a bully, an egotist, and self deluded fantasist.

But really? Lying about a Judge's death to scare someone? How much lower can he get?

"... I’m a lot of bad things..."

Only smart thing Jack said the entire time.

@Captain Sensible

I believe that quote was pointing out the different methods of inflicting injury within "Bully".

And another thing - JT deriding a Judge for not playing the game.

How many of these Violent, sadistic murder trainers' have you played through Jack? Oh yes, that's right. Zero (to my knowledge).
 
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Andrew EisenLikewise, only two of Xbox One's top 12 are exclusive: Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome (if you ignore a PC release later this year).09/01/2014 - 4:34pm
Andrew EisenNot to disrespect the current gen of consoles but I find it telling that of the "12 Best Games For The PS4" (per Kotaku), only two are exclusive to the system: Infamous: Second Son and Resogun.09/01/2014 - 4:30pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/01/beyond-two-souls-ps4-trophies-emerge-directors-cut-reported/ MMM MMM, nothing quire like reheated last gen games to make you appreciate the 400 bucks you spent on a new console.09/01/2014 - 4:24pm
Andrew EisenThat's actually a super depressing thought, that a bunch of retweeters are taking that pic as an illustration of the actual issue instead of an example of a complete misunderstanding of it.09/01/2014 - 4:20pm
Andrew EisenObviously, the picture was created by someone who doesn't understand what the issue actually is (or, possibly, someone trying to satire said misunderstanding).09/01/2014 - 4:10pm
Papa MidnightPeople fear and attack what they do not understand.09/01/2014 - 4:04pm
Papa MidnightWell, let's not forget. Someone held their hand in a peace sign a few weeks ago and people started claiming it was a gang sign. Or a police chief displayed the hand signal of their fraternity and was accused of the same.09/01/2014 - 4:04pm
SleakerEither people don't understand that what the picture is saying is true, or the picture was created out of a misunderstanding of what sexism is.09/01/2014 - 3:52pm
Sleaker@AE ok yah that's where the kind of confusion I'm getting. Your tweet can be taken to mean two different things.09/01/2014 - 3:51pm
Andrew EisenSleaker - No. No, not even remotely. The pic attached to my tweet was not made by me; it's not a statement I'm making. It's an illustration of the complete misunderstanding of the issue my tweet is referring to.09/01/2014 - 3:13pm
Papa MidnightIn other news, Netflix states why it paid Comcast: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/29/technology/netflix-comcast/index.html?hpt=hp_t209/01/2014 - 3:10pm
Papa MidnightAndrew Eisen: Sites like Tumblr make things seem much bigger than they are. A vocal extreme minority start complaining and things go as they do.09/01/2014 - 3:09pm
SleakerAre you trying saying that specific costumes are sexist simply by being included in the game?09/01/2014 - 3:03pm
Andrew EisenSleaker - Seems completely cut and dry to me (of course, I wrote it so that's not surprising). What about it do you find confusing?09/01/2014 - 2:25pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/01/icewind-dale-enhanced-edition-now-available-for-pre-order/ Third time's the charm, right guys? Right? Surely Icewind Dale EE can't suck as much as Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 EEs can, right?09/01/2014 - 1:37pm
Sleaker@AE I don't even know what you're trying to say in that tweet.09/01/2014 - 1:28pm
 

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