Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue U.S. Marshal

July 9, 2008 -

 

Embattled Miami attorney Jack Thompson filed yet another federal lawsuit against the Florida Bar yesterday.

The far more interesting development, however, is Thompson's allegation that he was denied entry to the federal court building in Miami by U.S. Marshals. In an e-mail court filing this morning, Thompson says that he intends to file a federal civil rights action against Chief Judge Federico Moreno and U.S. Marshal Christina Pharo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Here is Thompson's version, which also includes additional information on the cautionary visit paid to his residence by a pair of U.S. Marshals last month (a story broken by GamePolitics):

The [US Marshal and the Chief Judge] have undertaken to surveil me and then harass me because of my whistle-blowing...  The two Deputy Marshals who came to my home on June 17... told me that they have been monitoring me for quite sometime because “we have been told you are at the end of your rope and might be a danger to the physical safety of others.” 

 

...When I showed up at the federal courthouse yesterday... the harassment intensified.  When I presented my [ID] I was immediately (not after checking any list) informed that “You have been disbarred.”  I pointed out to the Deputy Marshal that that was news to me...  It is absolutely patently clear that these people were waiting for me.

 

The Deputy Marshall, Willie Bell, then proceeded to berate me when I asked why I was not allowed to enter a public place, the Clerk’s Office, after passing through all of the security scanners, etc.  He told me, “You just want an audience Mr. Thompson.”  I informed him, “No, I simply want to file a civil complaint in the Clerk’s Office.”

 

Mr. Bell, who apparently was instructed to harass me rather than just accompany me... continued to berate me personally, and he trapped me in the elevator to further harass me, which detention constituted a false imprisonment. 

Additional details of the incident (from Thompson's perspective) are to be found in a document filed with the U.S. District Court by Thompson yesterday:

When plaintiff showed up at the federal courthouse today... he was met by federal Deputy Marshals who... informed him that he could not enter the building alone because “Mr. Thompson, you have been disbarred.”

 

...Deputy Marshal (or whatever his title might be) Mr. Willie Bell told Thompson that he would be escorted to the clerk’s office for security reasons...

 

Mr. Bell then proceeded to berate Thompson... but in doing so Mr. Bell made it clear that his job was not just to escort Thompson... His job was to harass Thompson and make the filing of this complaint just about as difficult as it could be... 

 

...the incredible rudeness and extra-legal assigned duties of the US Marshal’s Mr. Bell makes it clear that some communications of some kind have emanated downward from the Chief Judge to the US Marshal... which has “poisoned the well” of this entire federal district court. It is not paranoia to assert such a thing... somebody who is in charge of this federal district court wants to mess with Jack Thompson...

Thompson writes that he is seeking $10 million dollars for the new claim.

GP: Thompson is playing a dangerous hand. While he claims that a conspiracy against him is afoot, it now seems clear that his behavior has some officials concerned that he is a potential security risk. In this regard we note Thompson's own version of a comment he claims was made by U.S. Marshals who paid him a visit last month: We have been told you are at the end of your rope and might be a danger to the physical safety of others.

Funniest Line: Since Mr. Bell apparently had to share an elevator with Thompson while escorting him to the 8th floor, Thompson claims this is "false imprisonment."
 


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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

In my expert opinion, that if he thinks people are out to get him he would not pass the Psycological test as he claims.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Sounds like JT is perfectly capable of going on a rampage without training on murder simulators.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Wow, about a 1/3 of the way through the comments I threw my hands up and said "Enough!!!!"

BTW:

 

"Funniest Line: Since Mr. Bell apparently had to share an elevator with Thompson while escorting him to the 8th floor, Thompson claims this is "false imprisonment.""

 

Yea I noticed that too as I read the story, pretty freaking hilarious; though overall given my compuncture about lawyers, pretty spot on to what I would expect (no offense! It's just that laywers seems to be able to turn anything into a court-recognizable offense!)

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

We have been told you are at the end of your rope and might be a danger to the physical safety of others.

Heh, irony you are a callous, heartless bitch.

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

When he finally snaps you just know he's gonna blame the violence on video games

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

People let's focus on what he has done in the past to deserve this. A federal building is not like a county or state building and you can be escorted out of a federal building if you are not a welcomed (or suspicious) individual. And since Jack's record with the feds is not exactly a squeaky clean one I don't see anything wrong with the Marshal's actions.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

I think it's ironic that Jack Thompson, of all people, is complaining about being harrassed. Not only is simple harrassment, it's a nefarious plot that constitutes his undoing. In classic Jack Thompson form, his actions, words, and beliefs are characterized by complete immoderation and lack of thougt.

Is it not the case that he is being disbarred for his own forays into the world of professional harrassment? As always, apparently hypocrisy and childish arrogance go unnoticed by Jack Thompson, though thankfully not the world or our legal system.

Paranoia, paranoia everyone's coming to get me!

He told me, “You just want an audience Mr. Thompson.”  I informed him, “No, I simply want to file a civil complaint in the Clerk’s Office.”

LOL, ain't that the truth, and Jack is only fooling himself if he thinks his "simple" complaint isn't a pathetic grab for even more attention!

Mr. Bell, who apparently was instructed to harass me rather than just accompany me... continued to berate me personally, and he trapped me in the elevator to further harass me, which detention constituted a false imprisonment.

Again LOL, and just how exactly did he trap you in an elevator?  Would that be by following someone who was denied entry or possibly given such with conditions like "Fine, but I'm going to have to escort you then."?  Oh wait, you just confirmed the obvious in your next rant!

And even if he was silent the whole time, why do I get the feeling that above quote would still be the same....

What a load of BS, he made it clear his job was to harass?  Ignoring the conspiracy BS and rudeness irony, it is more like "BAWWWWWWWWWW they are picking on me, and won't let me disrupt things & make a scene!"

Dennis is right, that is the funniest, as well as absurd, line in there.  And you have to question how stable someone who preemptively gets a sanity check, by someone they know in order to get out of having one, is...

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

The best bit of irony out of this is, if it's true, this constitutes the closest thing to a legitimate lawsuit Thompson's had in years. It's definitely not right for US Marshals to try and brush off somebody trying to access a public building.

Of course, at this point, who's going to listen to him? After lashing out at so many people and government officials just for doing their jobs and filing so many ridiculous documents, this likely looks like another wild charge fired off to make Jack look like the victim being persecuted by the cruel, manipulative conspiracy of VG companies, the government, and webcomic artists.

I often wonder how he gets around after having shot himself in the foot so many times.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

The Fed's actually took his ravings about killing 3000 people, and Judge Tunis being the first to know, with a certain air of serriousness. He published a terroristic threat to a judge. The judges findings to permanently disbarr him came out today. Obviously all Courthouse security both State and Federal in the general area was briefed to treat him extra special today.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

maybe this plan of violence has to do with his GTA 4 evidence photo. We know he has a copy of the game and he calls it evidence. the and the marshalls seem to think he may turn violent. He may be already planning a defense for a crime he intends to commit. a defense that would not hold up of course.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Jack should be glad that it was a security guard in the elavator and not me, he wouldnt have made it to the second floor

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Also, i have to get this off my chest. ahem...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACK YOU FUCKING RETARD, YOU WERE IN AN ELAVATOR WITH HIM, THATS NOT IMPRISONMENT, THATS WHAT AN ELAVATOR DOES, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, THE LAST SHIT I TOOK IS SMARTER THAN YOU, AND IT LOOKED BETTER TO. WILL YOU JUST FUCKING ACCEPT THAT YOUR CAREER IS OVER. YOU ARE A FAILURE AT YOUR CAREER AND LIFE, ALSO, 10MIL FOR WHAT, I BET HE CALLED YOU JACK INSTEAD OF MR THOMPSON. SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thank you, god that felt good, i hope i didnt break any posting rules, i just hope that that shit for brains jack reads my comment

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

*sits back, sips his Mountain Dew, and watches the fireworks celebrating the end of Jack Thompson*

I AM A LOST SOUL, CONDEMNED TO HAUNT THE DREAMS OF JOHN BRUCE "JACK" THOMPSON UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS. SOMEONE, PLEASE! END MY SUFFERING!



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I AM DOOMED TO HAUNT JACK THOMPSON'S DREAMS UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

I have never heard of someone that digs there own grave so fast. And it's going deeper than the legal hight of six feet. He's going about 20 feet and dropping fast.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

So, does this mean the entire US government is now part of the whole Anti-Jack conspiracy?  Ladies and gentlemen, I belive we are seeing a new Francis Dec in the making.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

"at the end of his rope" sounds about right.  his filings are sounding more and more like my schizophrenic aunt's government conspiracies.

at this point, i honestly fear for the safety of his wife and child.

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Karma karma karma. After decades of harassing others (he was doing it long before this video game crusade) he's had this a long time coming. Too bad his own harassment is completely in his own crazy head.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

MY Dad has a habit of talking to me while I'm safety-belted into my car. Can I sue?

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Hahhahhaha. This is awesome.

So will be the response to his lawsuit.

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

*sighs and pinches the bridge of his nose* I eagerly await Dennis' reply to that one...

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

I asked why I was not allowed to enter a public place...

 

Mr. Willie Bell told Thompson that he would be escorted to the clerk’s office for security reasons...

Caught in his own lie. No surprise there. If the deputy's job was to prevent you from "enter[ing] a public place", and to "unlawfully imprison" you in the elevator, why admit that it was clear his job was to escort you on your way to the Clerk's office?

Just because it's a public place doesn't mean security can't follow you around if they consider you an unstable mental nutjob liable to wig out on the poor clerk...

I notice in the "official" complaint, he quietly amends it to "not allowed to enter alone", as if that's some right (which it isn't).

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Quotes from the whole court filing (which was deleted here, as per GP policy, a few minutes ago)

"It will be one in which the judge cannot be bribed, as was Dava Tunis. " -Ooh, now he's committing libel by saying that Dava Tunis was bribed! 

"You had better pray (to whom, Satan?)"  -and here, suggesting that someone is a Satanist...

"to protect the jurors’ children." -THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

 

As usual, Jacko's filings are 1% substance (though not necessarily useful substance), 5% self-promoting fluff, and 94% threats.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

The funny thing is that he threatened to sue Dennis for a user posting a comment that said JT paid off someone regarding the recent GTA copycats. Oh irony, I love thee so.

 

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

You know the Florida Bar should counter sue on the basis of frivilous law suits being filled. 

 

Also willingly entering an elevator and then having an officer of the law come in with you is not false imprisonment, as a sidenote I wonder if wacky here knows that an officer of the law can detaine you for no damn good reason at all for 24 hours, granted you can complain about it but not a damn thing is going to be done nor are you going to get 10 million dollars (though I am curious what he is claiming about that situation is worth 10 million cause I'm sure its not emotional damage)

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Really, Jack? An elevator? False imprisonment? In an ELEVATOR? And you say you're NOT being paranoid?

I know 'iron bars do not a prison make,' but you don't need to stretch the truth THAT much. Oh, i forgot, that's just par for the course for you.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Better get used to the amount of space you had in that elevator...That's the exact size of the room you're going to be in when they lock you away in the looney bin forever....

At least you'll have a jacket that allows you to hug yourself all day long...

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Wow....wotta guy!

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

The behavior of the guard does seem odd, why would he claim he was "disbarred" instead of giving a more detailed reason for needing a security escort? Then again, it might very well be that he did, considering the news comes from Jack's selective reasoning.

When you go around stepping on people's toes for publicity, demonizing people for your own benefit, and responding to insults with legal action,  the backlash that ensues isn't a conspiracy, it's understandable. When you make a career out of being a jerk, you get treated like one.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Umm didn't last time he say he didn't blame the marshals they were just doing their job? Is he now accusing those two who visited him before, seeing as how he is roping them into this grand conspiracy nya?

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Hmmmm... anyone else get a mental image about Jack's comment of being at the "end of his rope"? But knowing his ability for prophecy, it'll never happen.

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

I would consider being stuck in an elevator as cruel and unusual punishment for me and not Jack.  Sounds like Jack, seeing his cash crop of being a crappy lawyer coming to end is trying to go the American way of using a law suit to get money now.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

They are going to find Jack blubbering in a corner muttering GTA.....

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

FINAL NOTE (promise! - i cant login till i get my details back so i cant edit grr)

 

who are they going to believe.. a deputy marshal, or a man who's character has been proved in court to be one who will quite happily 'knowingly make false statement with no other intention other than to decieve or harass'...

hmm.. place your bets now.. i know who my money is on.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

oh and additionally...

Surely the fact that thompson mentioned that he himself thought he shoud 'kill people to make his point', means that him being denied entry on security grounds would be completely justified!

side note:... 10.. million dollars... wtf? for WHAT?

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

HAHAHAHAHAHA

'When I showed up at the federal courthouse yesterday... the harassment intensified.  '

 

Oh my god i LOVE JTs logic. HE turns up at the courthouse, and somehow they are harassing HIM!WTF?

lol that is awesome. Its like saying, 'so i got a taxi and headed down to the victim..er.. i mean..criminals house, and when i tried to go into his house for absolutely no good reason, they harrassed me by saying go away! This is a CONTINUING CAMPAIGN of harrassment against me , as it happens every time i go down there and try to get in!'

 

 

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

John Bruce,

Many of us old timers here, and elsewhere, predicted that you would come to a point where your actions and statements would lead to your own personal destruction.  That you would not only be seen as some prattling Tin-Pot-Dictator-Wannabe, but would finally be seen as, not as a legal threat, but as a clear and present physical danger to yourself and others.

You didn't listen.  We're gamers, of little value.  We're incapable of having interests or intelligence beyond games.  No right thinking person would listen to someone who includes video games among their hobbies or interests.  We're children, knuckleheads, idiots... pixelantes.

We know, John Bruce.  It's not your fault for the way you act and treat others.  It's everyone else's fault.  Everyone is out to get you.  Or so you claim.

People tried to talk to you rationally and because video games were a part of their overall lives, you treated them with scorn, bigotry, and disrespect.  Even those who, at least in the beginning, tried to treat you with respect, or at least rational discourse.

Your career is screaming its metaphorical death throws.  Many of your supporters are looking on you, no longer with respect or awe but with confusion, pity, and disgust.

And you only have yourself to blame, whether you want to realize it or not.

Throw all the childish temper tantrums you want.  Scream all the "Hot Sacrament" religious scriptures you can modify, interpret, and mutilate all you want.

At the rate you're going, no one will NEED to censor you... because no one of any worth will be LISTENING to the type of individual you're turning yourself into.

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

I'm not exactly an old timer here, and I've only been following JT for maybe two years, but even I foresaw his self destruction. What does that say about him?

Right now I'm just waiting for his head to implode.

 

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Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

You know... I don't know if this has been mentioned here but I'm worried about Jack.  Not for his saftey or that of the gaming industry though.

He strikes me as a man starting to enter the 'and go out with a bang!' level of crazy. That being true he might try something rediculously stupid to try and make his point or to acheive his goal. All I'm saying is if I was Take Two right now, I think I'd be hiring some extra security just incase and I'd stay away from clocktowers someone could snipe from....

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

It really is scarily easy to draw a million parallels between Jack and every single school shooter he's defended, isn't it?

You could argue, though, that him doing so proves our big defence right- we continually link said shooters with being victims of bullying, in the case of Columbine, or at least feeling like the victim of persecution, like at Virginia Tech.

Given how Thompson feels gamers are some kind of hivemind, hell-bent on humiliating and berating him at every turn, that he has some sort of belief that we're actively singling him out for abuse, it isn't surprising that he's starting to show similar behavioural patterns to the shooters...

/b

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

If we're a hive mind, is Dennis the cerebrate?  Or Kerrigan for that matter?  ;)

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

'Staring to?' He's been there for about a year already, since that entire gay porn filing fiasco.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Yes but he's running out of recourses now. Soon he won't have anything he can pull at but something crazy like I mentioned... I don't blame the marshals for watching him closely, I would too.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

The reason why I love this story is because it shows how people in the "real" world see Jack now. For years gamers have known Jack's true colours but he's been able to cover them up in court and dealing with various people such as the media. Now though, it's all fallen apart for him and the people in the Florida legal system see the EXACT same person us gamers do; a crazy old man trying to force his beliefs onto everyone else.

 

As for the issue of reporting on Jack when it's not really related to video games; let Dennis have his moments. I think he's earned it considering the amount of trouble Jack has caused him over the years. Plus a lot of people here are interested. I think the most appealing story in the world is a story about justice. We all love it when the villain in a movie finally gets their comeuppance and it's the same here. For years it looked like Jack could go around doing and saying whatever the hell he wanted and he'd always be able to sliver his way out of any repercussions. Now he's pushed it too far and is having to face the consequences :)

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Comeuppance... what a great word.  Its one of those words you don't hear enough.

I think i'll use it some time tomorrow as my "word of the day" :)

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Wouldn't the court be able to conter-sue this guy?  They'd have much more ammo against him.  I'm sure that sending gay photos, and suing everyone that says "I dont like you" is good cause to take it to him. 

And the best part is that if there really is a conspiracy against him in the court, they'd have no problem winning would they.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Courts don't really sue people.  They find them in contempt.

I've watched Federal Court a few times as a law student...they don't mess around there.  I don't think Jack realizes who he's screwing with at this point.

He makes himself enough of a pain to the Feds and they judge will hold him in contempt and THROW HIM IN JAIL.  And they can basically hold him for up to SIX WEEKS if he doesn't shape up and apologize.

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Well, maybe they cant sue him, but I think I can sue him for the brain damage that he's caused me by listening to these unbelievable stories.

DAMN YOU AND YOUR AMUSING DOWNWARD SPIRAL!

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

To be fair to Jack (as much as I don't want to) he is technically correct in saying he has not yet been disbarred.  However, the Federal Courts are their own beast and if they've decided to not allow him to argue before them, it doesn't matter if he hasn't yet been disbarred by a state

Re: Stopped at Courthouse Door, Jack Thompson Says He Will Sue

Remind me again how many strikes does it take until the batter is out?  jackie you poor sod did Janet Reno teach you nothing, trying to sue R*, T2, GP etc.   Failed, failed and failed.   If you had even a modicum of sense you would stop now and try to concentrate on (or hire a Real lawyer to) defending against your immiment disbarment.  But no, no.  Seems rather obvious you are trying yet again to daddle, distract and delay.  You have to try to bulldoze your way around crashing into whatever gets in your way that claiming it was thier fault.  

You sir are without honor.

To those that are complaining that there is yet another JBT story I would point out that this is 1 of 7 new stories posted in the same day so hardly the only thing of note.    We used to get alot more JBT stories even up to 3-4 months again, back when jackie would interact with and insult and derate us.  Alas The good ole days are behind us now. Oh well. 

 
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