BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

June 16, 2008 -

A pair of U.S. Marshals were apparently dispatched to Jack Thompson's house today.

The controversial attorney complained about the visit from the law enforcement officials in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Miami. Among the U.S. Marshals' duties are providing security for federal courthouses.

Although the purpose of the marshals' visit is not entirely clear, judging from Thompson's tone, it seems that they carried a warning of sorts. In wake of the visit, Thompson charged that he is being harassed by the Justice Department. The embattled attorney wrote to Chief Judge Federico Moreno:

I was visited today by two U.S. Marshals who were nice gentlemen, and very professional and courteous in their dealings with me.  My complaint is not with them...

 

I have been asking the Justice Department simply to meet with me about [the video game industry's] criminal targeting of me for harm...  Our US Attorney here has obstructed that effort... Instead of being afforded the Justice Department investigation to which I am entitled, I get today harassment from that same Justice Department...

 

When you and the Justice Department dispatch U.S. Marshals to my home because of a letter I wrote you last week complaining about misconduct by District Court Judges here in the Southern District, the purpose of that visit was  to intimidate and harass me...

 

The notion that I pose some sort of physical threat to you or to the judiciary or to anyone else down here is a cruel joke.  The two Marshals said, “If you had actually hand-delivered the letter to Judge Moreno, we would be concerned.”  To that I said, “But I did.  I did that last week because the gentlemen at the metal detectors would not deliver it, and THEY TOLD ME TO DELIVER IT TO YOU.  I buzzed into  your inner offices on the thirteenth floor, and I politely handed the letter to your clerk, who politely took it.

 

If I were a danger to anyone, that would have been the time for me to have proven it, right?  In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life, and you know that, and the Marshals said they knew that.  They were apologetic about being dispatched to my home.  This is outrageous, Judge.  Simply outrageous.   

As GamePolitics reported in April, Thompson complained that the FBI would no longer take his calls (see: JT+FBI=LOL).

 

UPDATE: What seems to have prompted Judge Moreno to dispatch the US Marshals was a letter written by Thompson to Moreno on Friday in which he alleged that al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay have more rights than he:

 

We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point...

 

I demand a hearing.

Thompson's anger with the U.S. District Court apparently stems from a string of failed attempts to gain federal judicial relief in his ongoing struggle with the Florida bar. The Bar, as we've been reporting, has recommended that Thompson, 56, be disbarred for a minimum of ten years.

UPDATE 2: Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.

UPDATE 3: Thompson has filed yet another document with the federal court, this one containing a copy of a Freedom of Information Act request which Thompson sent to the Attorney General's office. He is seeking any Justice Department records relating to him since 1992.


Comments

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Hehehehehee...

I am not a gamer as such, though games are fun!

Jack Thompson was brought to my attention through my interaction with gamerboiz, and I gotta say, this guy is the most pitiful sod I've ever witnessed. It's like he has a superiority and an inferiority complex warring together in a gigantic cluster**** within his mind and soul.

I also like his "me against the world/gamers/Evil Empire" mentality. He probably envisions himself as a kind of Luke Skywalker battling Vader and his minions. Too bad the government and gaming companies and gamers aren't quiiiiite as easy to take down as storm troopers.

Dude probably has a collection of those freaky barely legal dating games from japan in his secret bunker.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Actually, he fancies himself to be Batman.

Dude probably has a collection of those freaky barely legal dating games from japan in his secret bunker.

Hmm, ignoring his Pearl Harbor comment, it would explain why he hasn't gone after places like B&N and Suncost(Haven't gone into one for DVDs in ages, are they still around?) for selling kids "sexually explicit" "comic books"/"cartoons"....

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"Dude probably has a collection of those freaky barely legal dating games from Japan in his secret bunker"

*shudder*

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

To hear Federal authorities actually come knocking on his door for real after years of threatening to do the same to others is irony in the finest!

It's even more ironic to me personally because when he threatened me, it was because he thought I had made a death threat agains him which couldn't even be remotely construed as a death threat (unless you consider the phrase "must be stopped" a death threat, which only he in his twisted mind could).

By comparison, making a stament about killing 3,000 people is a lot less vague.  I could certainly see U.S. Marshalls coming to his home for that.  Oh, teh irony!

So Jack, was your wife once again inconvenienced to come to the door this time?  I can just imagine her and his son both doing epic facepalms when Jack opened the door.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Perhaps he should spend a year in Gitmo and get the same rights they get there. I'm sure that would be fun for him. And should we start taking bets he'll end up in an asylum? I know little kids with more common sense than JT.

Jck Thompson: Reaping what he has sown for 50 years.

I find it both hilarious and sad that this man is so humble in his communications when he is in trouble yet comes on here and is so proud and strong. It truly shows the duplicitous nature of this sociopath.

Additionally, for him to suggest running for office I am now assured that he only considers it because he's only failed at it once.

 

. . Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates . .

. . Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates . .

Jacko against the world...

First the videogame industry conspired against him

then the Alabama legal system

then the media for covering up the VA tech shooter's obsession with CS

then the Florida Bar

then the Florida Judicial system

and now the US Justice Department.

Jacko is clearly the most persecuted and conspired against man in the world!

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Someone really needs to tell John Bruce, that when you are a whistle blower, you shouldn't CC your correspondance with every media outlet, the people you are blowing the whistle against and every dog in America.

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

It does have a certain counter productive quality to it. Kind of like standing in the shadows in a ninja outfit screaming "LOOK I'M A SNEAKY NINJA!!"

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

you reminded me of Order of the Stick comic #90

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I would say that the marshals were a bit much, even if Thompson sarcastically misspoke about 9/11.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"A bit much"?

He. Said. He. Should. Kill. 3000. People.

Wouldnt you be a little freaked if someone walked up to you and said that?

The real disturbing factor is...

 

The fact that he was visited by US Marshals is pretty obvious given Jack Thompson's track record of borderline and blantant underhanded, headstrong, and aggressive tactics.  The Truth of the matter as we've discussed before that Jack Thompson did infact say something that caused this action.

Seeing how it was merely a visit, it could be an attempt to make him realize he's going down a path that is getting more and more desperate.  Not even necessarily a direct response to a direct action, but more of a pre-emptive measure as a result of his current progression of desperation.

His comment about the killing, while horribly not PC, reflecting his attitude and self views.  He regards himself as harmless and just, while saying others who have done rather unspeakable things seem to get more rights than he does.  It's a typical snarky angry comment you would expect from Jack Thompson.

However, while I don't think he's gonna go off on a killing spree any time soon.  The fact that he's viewing everything is against him he is going to resort to more aggressive tactics, especially now that he put an analogy that Enemies of the Country get more of a voice than he does.

The unfortunate thing about the US Marshals visiting him, is that this is only going to fuel that inner fire of self-righteousness, desperation, and paranoia.  This will only drive him further- I don't know how further or how close he will be to the breaking point until authorities take real action. 

What we should find disturbing is, we don't know how close he is to this breaking point or what will happen if and when he does.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

So John Bruce writes a letter in which he says "I guess my “mistake” was not killing 3000
people to make my point. Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a
hearing on something. I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard.
" and he wonders why the US Marshals came knocking at his door. He says that he should kill 3000 people and that he will let the judge know how that works out.

And he wonders why the US Marshals came knocking at his door.

John Bruce said he should kill 3000 people. He said he will let the judge know about his efforts in that regard. And he wonders why the US Marshals came knocking on his door.

Sorry for the constant repeating. It is just absolutely mind boggling how he fails to see the connection.

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I am asserting to you now that the judges of this district have gotten together and decided that anything with Jack Thompson’s name on it is to be treated as the equivalent of bathroom tissue. That is quite an assertion, and it is certain. I believe it can be proven.

 

Don't worry, Jack, I can disprove that for you.

(*holds up a posterboard saying JACK THOMPSON'S CAREER IS DOOMED*)

Happy now? ^_^

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Jack really has entered the "Sitting naked in the basement wearing a tinfoil hat" phase now, he's been close for quite a while but I think he's finally earned the xp to go up another level in nutjob.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Just chiming in to laugh at jack-jack since he's clearly reading these. HAW HAW HAW. I look forward to seeing him on CSPAN addressing an empty hall.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Just chiming in to laugh at jack-jack since he's clearly reading these. HAW HAW HAW. I look forward to seeing him on CSPAN addressing and empty hall.

He's a cyborg. Obviously.

I get it! I finally get it ! Jack Thompson is a CYBORG! He's a cyborg created by R* to hype their games! It makes perfect sense! I mean, come on, no actual living person could really be THIS STUPID, RIGHT?

-If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we'd all be livin' large. For information on games and psychology, look up:

Jonathan Freedman (2002)

Block and Crain (2007)

Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: He's a cyborg. Obviously.

then again, nobody's ever invented artificial stupidity either

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: He's a cyborg. Obviously.

Why would anybody *need* to invent artificial stupidity?  There's quite enough natural, authentic stupidity to go around in the world.

Re: He's a cyborg. Obviously.

exactly, if Thompson was a cyborg like Grizzam said, then he'd have more intelligence than he has now. Let me rephrase that: ...he'd have some intelligence.

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point..."

Oooooh... swing and a miss!

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"the game industry's targeting me for harm"? OH NOEZ TEH CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!1111oneelevenone

Enjoy the last few months of your legal career JT, september is getting closer

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point.  Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a hearing on something."

Gets my vote Jack!

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Of course, what would really be great is if Walker, Texas Ranger paid Jack Thompson a 'Visit', as only Chuck Norris can... ;)

 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Sorry, Chuck is a fanatical Christian ....look on YouTube for "Chuck Norris" and "Christianity" and you'll see what I mean.  If he visited Jack-o they would prob be best buds...

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

True, but he's also made a living attempting to remove peoples kidneys via their nostrils with roundhouse kicks ;)

I don't have a problem with conservative Christians stating their point of view, just with lawyers who abuse their position and insult everyone and everything that doesn't agree with them.

Something tells me that, regardless of my own opinions on the whole matter, Chuck Norris' version of what Christianty is, is not the same as Jack Thompsons', who seems to see it as a tool, rather than a belief.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life"

Well I can think of atleast 5 people that you have publically threatened, plus the other people you have probably threatened in private.

Well, Jack Thompson is lying, what else is new?

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I would expected an episode similar to the "don´t tease me, bro" guy, in that John Kelly conference. That would be pure WIN.

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Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

That was me, damn, really got to sort out my login again.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

To be honest, that comment alone probably wasn't all that inspired the reaction, the sentence then goes on to say..

'Maybe I need to be placed at Guantanamo in order to get a hearing on something. I’ll let you know about efforts in that regard. I’m sure Judge Jordan can oblige.'

So, not only did he suggest that he kill 3000 people, he also implied that he was making an effort to get thrown into Guantanamo.

Individually, dumb, but not dangerous, together, certainly dangerous.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

IMO, without the rest included it's even scarier sounding. He just says "Maybe I should've killed 3000 people" and curtly ends with

"I demand a hearing."

 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I was visited today by two U.S. Marshals who were nice gentlemen, and very professional and courteous in their dealings with me.  My complaint is not with them...

 

Well at least Jack Thompson knows the difference between others and him.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

If they had really been out to get you, they would have sent ninjas.

As for being nice to you, I've seen videotape of law officers being polite and apologetic to aboslute nutcases that should have been locked away if they're ramblings had been illegal. They weren't nice to you because you were right. They were nice to you because when you wear a gun, it's not smart to lose your temper at every jackhole that curses your mother's name.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Hmmmm... From the latest update, we can add the FBI to the conspiracy list...

I just hope this isn't the end-of-season cliffhanger...

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

  

    "I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point"

 This is a poorly veiled threat, I'd have called the cops to if someone said they made a mistake not killing someone to make a point. First thing that comes to my mind is, "WTF, so you are going to fix that mistake than?".

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

And the ironic thing is, if somebody had posted something here about ol' Jack with that kind of 'figurative' language in it, Jack would've been up in arms all bloo blooing and accusing Dennis of letting people threaten him here. But when he does the same thing, it's totally OK.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"But when he does the same thing, it's totally OK."

Of course it's ok. Jack's a narcissist. The rules don't apply to him.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

So wait, I'm really confused here... JT wrote a letter saying that says his mistake was "not killing 3000 

people to make my point." and that he maybe he should be placed "at Guantanamo in order to get a hearing on something." and that in order to be put in guantanamo/kill people, "Judge Jordan can oblige."

 

Makes sense in a "hi i just threatened to kill a judge" kind of way, which explains the US Marshalls, but then he writes a letter and it says:

 

"Today I was paid a "visit" by the US Marshal's office in retaliation for my blowing the whistle on the illegal activities of two of the largest campaign cash bundlers to the Bush-Cheney campaigns. Two Bush-appointed U.S. Disctrict Court Judges are now in on this abuse of federal power to silence a whistle-blower--me."

 

So now Bush wants to silence him because uh, video games, um, 9/11

 

What?

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Am I reading correctly that his email address is 'amendment one'?

*head 'splode*

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Yeah, you think he would have fixed it to "Amendment NONE" by now...

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"I have never threatened anyone in my entire life"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

How long is your nose getting, Mr. T?

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Raise your hands, anyone who would have actually paid money to see Jack do the 'lightning dance'.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I am asserting to you now that the judges of this district have gotten together and decided that anything with Jack Thompson’s name on it is to be treated as the equivalent of bathroom tissue. That is quite an assertion, and it is certain. I believe it can be proven.

Who says Jack is out of touch with reality?

 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

What they actually do with Jack's filings is dissolve the ink and pour it back into the toner cartridge on the Fax, that way they can at least make up for some of the wear and tear ;)

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Toner carts don't have ink in them...

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I wasn't actually being serious, believe it or not.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Sorry, meant to add a :p to denote that I'm not taking it personally.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

So through all of this his response is to send Judge Frederico Morino ANOTHER letter...

*sigh*

JT I suspect you will have one of the two grace your door next time:

A) US Marshalls again.

B) Men in white coats who want you to come with them and discuss your conversations with "Jesus".

 

JT you make no sense and obviously can't learn a damn thing.  If you put your hand down a hole and have something try to bite you typically the smart thing to do is NOT put your hand down the hole again...

Emphasis on "smart thing".

-Loudspeaker
"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

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