Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years; Thompson Storms Out of Hearing

June 4, 2008 -

GamePolitics has learned that the Florida Bar has requested that controversial attorney Jack Thompson, 56, be disbarred for ten years for 27 violations of professional misconduct.

The request came today at a sanctions hearing before Judge Dava Tunis in Miami.

Thompson reportedly stormed out of the hearing after Tunis refused to let him read a lengthy objection aloud. Tunis, acting as referee on behalf of the Florida Supreme Court, did permit Thompson to submit a copy of his objection for the record. 

Prior to that there was apparently some disagreement between Tunis and Thompson over the placement of the podium. We're told Thompson lost that argument as well.

By leaving the courtroom, Thompson missed the opportunity to argue any mitigating factors to the Bar's recommendation for harsh punishment.

A GamePolitics reader, Nevext , apparently was present today and posted impressions in comments to this morning's preview piece on the hearing. Here's Nevext's version of events:

I was able to tag along with an actual attorney, so we drove to the courthouse, went up to the courtroom, waited outside until 2pm. Baliff opened the door and I held it open. Sadly, I even held it open for the beast himself.

So the judge came in. Judge Tunis seems like a real nice lady.

Thompson wanted to make known that he had a objection in writing. He was able to submit it to the record, but the judge said he couldn't read it aloud. That really pissed him off, I think. He also passed around copies of the objection to various reporters and a member of the legal community known as "Mr. Mim". He also claimed that "Mr. Mim" was not supposed to be there. So he dropped the objection into his lap and went back to his side of the court. The judge was NOT pleased.

Eventually, he made comments about the judge not being a judge(This is relating to the Loyalty Oath stuff), said the hearing was moot, and WALKED OUT.

"The court acknowledges that Mr. Thompson has voluntarily left the proceedings"

Then the Florida Bar presented it's evidence. Lalalala, bunch of legal crap.

The Bar recommends that Thompson's punishment should be: "Enhanced disbarment, with a reapplyment wait of 10 years"

After more legalese, the court was ajorned.

Mr Mim threw away his copy of the objection. A friend of mine who happened to be attending reached to get it at the same time a State Attorney was. We ended up getting a copy of it because the State Attorney was a nice guy.

And we went home.

End of story

GP: Thanks much, Nevext, for that first-hand account. "Mim" would be Florida Bar prosecutor Barnaby Min. Don't invite Thompson and Min to the same party. If you're having a party...


Comments

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it's due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA's Board of Directors need to find a way to get out  of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there's no one rent a car left on the Board.

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.

 

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Maybe Jack Thompson needs to start looking closer to home, millons of people have been killing the name of his religion i dont see him filing charges to have the bible or Christianity banned for influencing minors
 
this man is the most dangerouse type of facist one with a supposed education and money who constantly pushes his "beliefs" on others who are quite frankly tired of his retoric
 
If we listened to people like Jack Thompson we would never have had the Beetles or Elvis and the church would still be preventing the printing of books !
 
fear and panic are his tools of control and it has taken us centuries to get out from under the shadow of small minded fanatics like this man and i say THANK GOD !!!!!!
 

 

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

THANK YOU!! This has made my day, week, hell even month!!

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I feel like singing "Hit the road Jack, and never come back, no more..."

Come on... It fits him perfectly.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

ahh, sweet revenge. Thompson's been after gaming so long...

better put away the voodoo doll...

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

The question for me primarily isn't is the content true. It's did Jack write it? Some of it of itself I would think is grounds for disbarment.  On page three he threatens the supreme court of Florida.

It does however become more hopeful, though no less personal and offensive alleging a failing in procedure that I think would at least entitle him to a new hearing. He alleges the person charged with deciding the facts has found him guilty without stating the facts which this is based on. A perfectly reasonable claim if it's true. (page3-4)

Page 5 plays the race card, which I was aware wealthy white attornies could do, claiming previous his repremands  were centred round his defence of a black man. As well as having a video games rant about murders. He also plays on a technicality claiming that acting for "the common good" cannot be acting for client. One of the rules he broke requires you be acting for a client at the time. However he could be said to be acting for himself if he raised proceedings. Cases aren't called The Common Good v Florida!

Six is more judicial incompetence, very ranty.

Seven accuses the Florida Bar of facism and opposition of free speech. It also features Mr Thompson's email address: amendmentone@comcast.net. Have fun

Eight has an irrelevant GTA rant. Nine/Ten claim that if his actions are motivated by religious opinion he cannot be punished for them. A correct assertion but a laboured one. There are plenty of Christians who aren't this crazy. Eleven plays the race card. Again. And Twelve quotes the book of John. Thirteen accuses the florida Bar of being anti-christian.

 

Frankly I'd disbar him for this whiolly unprofessional, first and second person insulting accusation making statement. If I represented the bar I'd file a libel action for derogation of personal character!

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I read his objection. Just like his video game attacks, he repeatedly avoids the actual reason why he's showing up in court. He blames everything but himself, interestingly. The judge, repeatedly disrespecting her authority by calling her the 'referee'. He also included this snippit in the attack on the judge:

"How could you do something so dumb?  Easy; desperate people do desperate things.  You will be removed from office, and all of what you have done in this Bar matter will be voided as a result."

ED has a saying for pricks like thompson: Unwaranted Self Importance.

Then he goes on to attack the seven supreme court judges. Another interesting quote,

 "The consequence of all of this post facto oath taking is that all that the Florida Supreme Court has done in this case is invalid and will be voided, and if you think I will not accomplish that end then a) you do not understand the lawsuit already filed, and b) you don’t know Jack.  "

followed by a lot of legal mumbo jumbo i don't quite understand, but from what i gathered, the judges 'reccomendations' to ammend his conduct weren't based on fact. So he says.

Continuing, he attacks some other lawyers, the Bush family, calls the judge incompitent and mentions nazis, in accordance to Godwin's Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law), blames jesus (literally) for doing what he does:

"When I wrote a letter to Al Cardenas, calling him to be ashamed of what he and his law firm have done to harm children by fronting for the Howard Stern Show, I was acting upon the Scriptural template of John the Baptist confronting Herod about marrying his brother’s wife and the example of Jesus confronting the Pharisees, who called them “hypocrites, whited sepulchers, and vipers.”  Jesus was not a silent doormat and neither am I."

To which i said, 'lol wut', called out a bunch of 'porn lawyers', pulls the race card, quotes seven lines of the bible, says he's leaving and then goes on for another two whole pages:

On the matter of why he wasn't going to stick around, he says: "I will not do that because I am too good a lawyer to do that," to which I also say 'lol wut',

quotes the bible again, threatens revenge against the Bar and the judge herself, says he's going to be in a parade in a month, references the Clinton-Obama race, and then brings back that unwaranted self importance again:

"Now, in part because of my efforts, a recent poll shows that 65% of the American people want a federal law to prohibit the sale of games like GTA to kids.  I am “guilty” of being right and ahead of the curve when it came to Howard Stern and as to Grand Theft Auto.  Because I took on Bar complainant, Al Cardenas, the Howard Stern Show is off terrestrial radio and his influence diminished.  Because I took on this cop-killing, woman-bashing video game, the Presidential race is now addressing the issue and this particular video game."

For those who found this comment TL;DR: He goes on raving like a maniac for fourteen pages and makes an ass of himself from A to Z, and the objection wasn't even filed, thereby being absolutely moot.

Oh, And then he left all his vital information at the end, which he had kept OH SO SECRET until now. Ebaum's is gonna have fun with this info, I'm sure.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

 I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that telling a judge that she doesn't have the qualifications for the job she's been doing for YEARS and then threatening her on top of that is a Bad Idea.

It also occurs to me that pretty much everything else Mr. Thompson said in his (for lack of a better term) rant were not only threats, but poorly executed ones at that.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

yes YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally topson is forced to shut the hell up and chill!

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

So, a friend of mine recently directed me to the definition of a particular mental disorder. Stupid me forgot the name but copied the symptoms:

"... driven by the certainty that they are privy to sacred truths and are therefore morally obligated to do everything in their power -- no matter how many people may suffer -- to act upon these truths ... a tendency to dehumanize and even demonize those who oppose them."

I think its like Transpersonality Disorder or something. At any rate, fits everyone favorite (soon-to-be)Ex-Lawyer rather well doesn't it?

 

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

This made me smile:

I am also to be punished, you have concluded, for going on 60 Minutes and warning the American people, like Paul Revere, that, inspired by video games, “the murders are coming.”

He honestly compared himself to Paul Revere, it's so hard to hate someone who makes you laugh so much. Also, did anyone else notice the immense number of grammatical errors in his objection?

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

boring, he never did anything material to the release and distribution of games, why do you all care so much?  if he hadn't trolled this site so much and so effectively, you would have all forgotten who he was years ago.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

On page 2 of the filing, I think Jack was talking to himself:

"How could you do something so dumb? Easy; desperate people do desperate things. You will be removed from office, and all of what you have done in this Bar matter will be voided as a result."

Also...

Seriously, Jack?  You want to invoke Godwin's Law?  Damn.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

 Hopefully Jack Thompson dies from something before the ten years is up. I wonder what he's going to do for work now. Anyone who's ever played a video game and enjoyed it wouldn't hire him. He'll probably be flipping burgers at a McDonalds.

Justice really is sweet.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I'm partial to 'Jack Thompson, Puppy-Killing Baby-Eater', myself.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I'm partial to 'Jack Thompson, Puppy-Killing Baby-Eater' myself.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I took the document and trimmed out all the comparisons, personal attacks, irrelevant blatherings and Bible quotes. In other words, I mostly pared it down to what would actually pass as belonging in a professional document. The document went from 14 pages to 5, and it reads more like a snarky letter of resignation than a court document. If I trimmed out the items that have already been dismissed legally, such as the forged documents, and those which are obviously false such as the 'lack of training' rant, I could probably bring it down another couple of pages. Incredible. Just incredible.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

My favourite part of his little rant was the part where he called Judge Tunis a Nazi.

 

What an idiot.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Keeping mind what I said earlier I have to add that I don't believe for a moment that this is the last we've seen of JT.

 

I wouldn't be surprised to see him start popping up on Fox News as a "legal contributor" or some such. If this were to happen he'd gain a national forum to spew his nonsense, especially since he's been on Fox more than once in the past.

I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade but in being disbarred me might gain more than he loses.

Just a possibility though, doesn't mean it'll happen. Just be prepared.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Justice is served.

You reap what you sow JT.

Here endeth the lesson.

 

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

He might've won if he used the Chewbacca defence,oh well.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Reality is a bitch isn't it Thompson? Sucks to be you.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Even though the judgement isn't passed down, it is pretty cool :P Although now he has another reason to be paranoid: OMG THE LAWYERS ARE OUT TO GET HIM!

It'd make my day if, in an attempt to "drive home his point", he takes these couple months to pursue a lawsuit against the company that puts out the Ace Attorney games.  What would his defense be, I wonder?

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Hmmm....

Kotaku: 298

GP: 294.

C'mon!  We can out comment them!  :)

I'll read the whole thing at lunch time, just for a laugh.  Reading the snippits from others, clearly it will be hilarious.  Sorry, Papa Midnight, but John Bruce hasn't earned my respect and, based on the large amount of what I know of him, I would no more want HIS respect any more than I would want the respect of Fred Phelps, Eric Rudolph, or Osama Bin Lauden.  Sorry, that's just the way it is.

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Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I still say we need to make a machinima using counterstrike that details his valliant battle against the forces of the vast conspiracy, it'd be especially good if we can shift between jack-o-vision which is an insane mishmash of surreal imagery where there's a vast conspiracy with everyone united in a shadow organisation and real-o-vision where there's unrelated people sitting there confused & wondering what the hell he's on about & trying to figure out if they are indeed involved in a conspiracy & don't know it

 

I think the true winner in Kotaku v GP will be decided not by post count but by the first place JT posts his tragic rant

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

 it'd be especially good if we can shift between jack-o-vision which is an insane mishmash of surreal imagery where there's a vast conspiracy with everyone united in a shadow organisation

Maybe it could be like in Eternal Darkness, only instead of visual representation of going slowly insane for every monster you fail to defeat, you get visual representation of slowly going insane for every lawsuit you fail to win?

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Jack Thompson trying, as he does in his objection-rant, to make out a connection between Arthur Teele's unfortunate suicide and Judge Tunis being appointed the Referee in the Florida Bar's case against Mr. Teele is typical Thompsonism. First, Judge Tunis was appointed Referee in the Teele case a mere 5 weeks before Mr. Teele committed suicide, hardly long enough for the matter to come before her more than once or twice -- if at all. Second, everybody in Miami knows that Mr. Teele, who was already under federal indictment for corruption, fraud, and money laundering charges and faced up to 20 years in prison if convicted, commited suicide on the very same day that Miami New Times published a story detailing the results of police survelliance which captured Mr. Teele engaging in cocaine use and pay-for-sex with a tranvestite. Another example of Jack Thompson finding a causal link where one just doesn't exist. 

   

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

"Try to get me disbarred.  Go ahead, do your worst, Referee Tunis.  I will continue to do my best."

He seriously said that to the judge? This guy deserves what's coming to him/

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Never knew he actually got the guts to blemish his own reputation even further with this sentence. I really feel sad for his son though, to think that his own father is a big failure, dictator-like bastard and a rotten root in the family tree. Not to mention the fact that the son's very father is going to lose his job that is going to make ends meet just because of taking away people's freedom, this guy deserves it I say.

But sad to say, his son had to be affected as well.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I think we need to change Jack Thompsons name on this website to Jack Thompson, Ex-Attorney.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

How about "Jack Thompson, Washed-Up Has-Been"?

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

...

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Has-Been implies that he ever was something in the first place. ;)

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

There seems to be some confusion as to the meaning of the term "enhanced disbarment." Generally and without the Bar seeking an enhancement, their are two types of disbarment under the Florida Bar Rules (1) permanent disbarment and (2) disbarment. Permanent disbarment is a sanction that issues only in the most egregious of circumstances and means that the attorney can never be re-admitted. Jack's circumstances, while bad, arguably don't rise to those that would warrant permanent disbarment. The other type of disbarment sanction, if an enhancement is not sought, provides that the disbarred attorney can apply for re-admittance after five years. It is this automatic five-year wait period that the Bar is seeking to "enhance" (i.e., increase) to a ten-year wait period.    

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

The other type of disbarment sanction, if an enhancement is not sought, provides that the disbarred attorney can apply for re-admittance after five years. It is this automatic five-year wait period that the Bar is seeking to "enhance" (i.e., increase) to a ten-year wait period.   

Yeah, that is what I figured the enhanced bit was about.  Would have been better if they upped it some more, but given how he has been acting and behaving for years that limit might be enough.

Still, there really isn't going to be anything really happening until September.... Besides Jack probably pulling some more crazy stuff and posting on his personal blog here....

GTA4 launched without a problem, and with very little media noise & FUD by the likes of him.  He just keeps getting more and more irrelevant to the game violence issues each month, so I wonder what ten years will be like.  Like with the Lawyer title, he is also going to have to do something about that "first amendment expert" claim...

At least he still has "massacre chaser"!

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

i disagree about there needing to be more time, when the 10 year period is up Jack will be 66, personnally i don't think he would really be willing to go through the hassle to get re-admitted only to maybe practice for a year or 2 before perminent retirement

no, a 10 year disbarment is basically an early retirement for him from practicing law, i actually do hope that his debate tours (which he'll have more time for now) can suffice for him or that he has invested wisely for his retirement (granted it's coming a bit sooner then he wanted i'm sure) i'd honestly hate to think of him having to get a job at best buy or something just to make ends meet

Epic

*See Subject*

Son for September(pun intended)

Do you remember the __st/nd/rd/th night/day of september?(to be

completed after the virdict)
Games were changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the Jack away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember how Jack was gone todaaay

HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - say do you remember
HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - dancing in september
HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - never was a cloudy day

My thoughts are with you
Holding hands with your heart to see you
Only blue talk and games,
Remember how we knew Jack was gone todaaay

Now december found the games that we shared in september.
Only blue talk and games,
Remember that Jack is gone todaaay

HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - say do you remember
HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - dancing in september
HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - never was a cloudy day

HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - say do you remember
HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - dancing in september
HOOOOAAAHHHH!!! - golden dreams were shiny days

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Oh my, Jack is a sore loser. Looks like he won't be of any hinderance to the game society for the next 10 years. And wait... What was the surprise for Judge Tunis that he was talking about? Storming out of the court hearing?

Nevertheless, we need not worry. Despots will get their just desserts in due time. To the big bully Jack out there, hope you will die of some disease just like Stalin had suffered long time ago. Fucker.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

HAHAA we NEED a remix of the portal song

 

HOOOOAAAHHHH!

Jack Thompson is "Still Insane"

This was a triumph!
i'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
it's hard to overstate my satisfaction
Wacky Jack Thompie
He do what he must because he's insane
for the good of all of us,
except the ones who are sane
but there's no sense crying over evey mistake
you must keep on trying to you get disbarred
and there are people to be sued
and be verbally abused
on the people who are not insane

I'm not even angry
i'm being so sincere right now
even thou you broke my fax and killed it
and tore it to pieces
by sending my tons and tons of fax
as they came it hurt because
I was laughing so hard
now these points of data contradicts all you say
and you're out of time now your license will be gone
so i'm glad you got burned
and for all the things we learned
for the people who are not insane!

Go ahead and walk out
I think the court prefers to stay inside
maybe you'll find someone else to help you
Maybe Fox News....
THAT WAS A JOKE HA HA FAT CHANCE!
anyway this game is great
it has guns and has cars
look at me still talking when there's gaming to do
when I look out there it makes me glad we're not you
i've games to be done
and there's achievments to be won
by the people who are not insane.


And believe me you still insane
We be playing CS but you're still insane
We feel fantastic and you're still insane
and when we're old you'll still be insane
and when our grandkids play games you'll still be insane
still insane
still insane...

Re: Jack Thompson is "Still Insane"

Interesting, but it didn't rhyme!

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

Over the moon, over the moon

nothing else to say really, what a great start to my day

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

"Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles - 79p on iTunes

Several bottles of champagne - £80

Massive party celebrating the disbarrment of the game hating troll - Priceless

This has been coming for years. Although, to be honest, I give him at most 3 months before either appearing on Faux Noise or representing himself in a lawsuit against, oooh, Spore, because God doesn't do it.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I've been laughing all day because of this

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192091.html?part=rss&tag=gs_playstation_3&...

Declared Thompson: "The consequence of all of this post facto oath-taking is that all that the Florida Supreme Court has done in this case is invalid and will be voided, and if you think I will not accomplish that end then a) you do not understand the lawsuit already filed, and b) you don't know Jack."

Thompson's objection also dismissed the enhanced disbarment ruling as invalid since it did not specifically spell out his offenses. "I have said it before, and I will say it again to you, and of course you will not listen, but the record must be made clear: You can't charge a lawyer and you can't charge a rapist with anything unless you tell him in the charging document with specificity--with facts alleged--what he has done."

In what may be one of his last acts for some time as a Florida lawyer, Thompson went on to accuse two law firms and former Florida governor Jeb Bush as being the hidden hands behind the court's move to disbar him. He named the firms Blank Rome, which represents Take-Two Interactive, and Tew Cardenas, former employer of one of Thompson's clients.

"I am to be punished for trying to save lives, over the objection of Blank Rome, which gives more money to the Bush family than any other law firm in the world," said Thompson, addressing the Judge Tunis and the Florida Supreme Court directly. "This is the Bush family that put you on this bench and whom you have protected by refusing to give me a subpoena that puts Jeb Bush under oath about his personal, financial relationship with the two law firms that are behind all of these Bar complaints, Tew Cardenas and Blank Rome. You are Jeb Bush's protector and shield from Jack Thompson, and you have discharged your sordid task in that regard effectively."

Finally, after comparing Judge Tunis and the Florida Supreme Court to earthworms, deeming the proceedings a "Star Chamber kangaroo court," and invoking the horrors of the Nazi Third Reich, Thompson compared his plight at the disbarment hearings to the infamous 1991 confirmation of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

"Clarence Thomas, at his Senate confirmation hearings, spoke of those proceedings as 'a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the US Senate rather than hung from a tree.'"

"The US Senate, Referee Tunis, has nothing on you and your high-tech lynching of the uppity Christian who stands before you."

...

...

...

You know, being a witness to History being made gives me some glimmer of hope for our country. It makes believe that happier days will surely come.

Jack Don't Know Jack: The Law Edition

LOL, "if I ignore the facts and scream 'lalalalalalal I CAN'T HEAR YOU' while plugging my ears, they can't do a thing to me!"

Again with the "things not to do at your disbarment hearing"

Bahahah, what next, Jack blames the illumi?

I love how he frequently says such things, while ignoring the fact that such stuff also applies to him.  Then more of the same with him playing the "racist" bit, and comparing it to being hanged over his religion.

Again I ask:
1)  Just what does your religion have to do with your disregard for the law and proper procedures?
2)  Just what about your relition gives you the right to consistantly & knowingly LIE and give false statements that you know are NOT TRUE?
3)  Same for your constant harass ment via various forms(in real life, through the media, by spamming everyone with your egotistical-PR crud, sticking your nose and demanding control of ongoing police investigations....)

And the most important one:
4) Just what exactly is your evidence this is a religious issue? No, "those meanies did not do what I wanted" isn't a religous reason or any excuse for that matter.  Just because people find your actions unethical and immoral doesn't mean they hate you just because of your religion.

While you did execute your first amendment rights(i.e. all those countless filings after being asked & then finally ordered to stop, insulting the judge, insulting those testifying against you... ), that still doesn't get you out of being responsible for what you do and say.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

I'm really surprised he hasn't shown up yet, telling us how this is in fact not a setback, and the he can 'Disassemble them all yada yada yada...'

But great news - in 10 years he'll simply be a fly on the boot of the Games Industry.

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

So I actually read the objection Jack Thompson wrote. I'm pretty sure that was the surprise.

Now the question is: is any of that stuff he wrote true? I don't like Jack Thompson much, but are there really so many Judges that aren't really Judges? Forged documents, etc.?

Re: Florida Bar Wants Jack Thompson Disbarred For 10 Years;

It wasn't so much a forged document as a document no one told her she had to sign as a clerk just scrawled her name on it. However, she did sign it once this was pointed out to her, so it really doesn't matter.

 
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Kronodebate. Becaus apparently people who only post on Reddit are supposed to police twitter before they're allowed to question anything about the people involved.09/18/2014 - 10:40pm
KronoI highly doubt many, if any are using journalistic integrity as a cover for harassment. The people harassing are essentially trolls. They aren't interested in subtle. More often it's othe other way around. People use "but X is being harassed" to shut down09/18/2014 - 10:38pm
Andrew EisenAnd exacerbating everything is the fact that all the cries of ethics violations have been obnoxious and easily proven false.09/18/2014 - 8:59pm
Andrew EisenProblem is, I would imagine, the sheer number of people who are using journalistic integrity as a cover for their harassing actions or only bringing it up on the false pretense of journalistic integrity.09/18/2014 - 8:47pm
Andrew EisenHaving said that, I can certainly see how one would be frustrated if they truly just wanted to talk about journalistic integrity and someone said they were one of the people harassing Sarkeesian, Quinn and others (though I've seen no examples of that).09/18/2014 - 8:44pm
KronoThat's been the common refrain, that talk of journalism ethics is just an excuse to harass people.09/18/2014 - 8:44pm
KronoLines like "like a partial compromise with the howling trolls who’ve latched onto ‘ethics’ as the latest flag in their onslaught against evolution and inclusion." are taring everyone questioning the ethics as a harasser.09/18/2014 - 8:43pm
Andrew EisenKrono - Except, none of the articles were talking about gamers complaining about journalist ethics, let alone called them white male misogynists. They were talking about the gamers who were harassing others.09/18/2014 - 8:36pm
Kronomakes plenty of sense. It's rather hard to dismiss someone as a white guy running a sock puppet when they've posted proof they're a woman, or black, or another minority.09/18/2014 - 8:32pm
Kronothat any critics of journalists were white guys that hated women, and could be dismissed as such. It seems to have helped some. It's kind of difficult to maintain the white guy narrative in the face of a bunch of women and non-white guys. So the tag09/18/2014 - 8:32pm
Kronothat, someone vented on a #gamergate 4chan thread about being dismissed like that. The suggestion they got in return was to organize their own hashtag in response, with #NotYourShield being suggested. Thus the tag came into use to combat the undercurrent09/18/2014 - 8:32pm
Kronomuch more general problem. And while several of the articles were fairly tame, they spured a bunch of people to dismiss any critics of the journalism involved as misogynistic men. Usually with insults aimed at the geek stereotype. After about a week of09/18/2014 - 8:32pm
Andrew EisenSleaker - Not sure what that has to do with anything but yeah, the gender percentages differ depending on how the study defines what a gamer is.09/18/2014 - 8:32pm
KronoThe rhetoric pushed by the spearheading articles that the "gamers" complaining about journalist ethics were just angry white male misogynists, insulted a lot of people that were previously fairly neutral. It made it go from a Kotaku problem, to a09/18/2014 - 8:31pm
Krono@Andrew I'm not surprised overlap exists. I expect much of it is a rush to jump on the bandwagon, either by reporting on the original articles, or rushing out their own. The point is that was a major flashpoint, much bigger than the reddit mass deletion.09/18/2014 - 8:31pm
Sleaker@AE - well the gamer trend was described with stats on Factual Femenist. Only 1 in 7 males plays games 20+ hrs going into college vs 1 in 40 females. So gaming is definitely still male dominated despite fake stats trying to say otherwise.09/18/2014 - 8:30pm
Craig R.Do conspiracies ever make sense? The fact that people are now having to defend themselves against nutjob websites like Breitbart.com shows how far down into the rabbit hole we've all been forcibly dragged.09/18/2014 - 7:05pm
 

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