Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

September 9, 2008 -

British tabloid The Sun has laid the blame for a string of sexual assaults at the feet of Grand Theft Auto.

Under the headline Sex Beast copied Grand Theft Auto, the newspaper spins the tale of 19-year-old Ryan Chinnery (displaying his bling at left). In true tablod style, The Sun's prose is lurid:

A TEEN sex beast attacked four women in an imitation of violent computer game Grand Theft Auto, a court heard yesterday.  Ryan Chinnery, 19, prowled streets in his car targeting females he thought were prostitutes after becoming obsessed with the video nasty...

 

And the court was told he may have been influenced by the virtual reality game, in which a character drives around on “missions” — including approaching prostitutes who can be beaten up. A copy of Grand Theft Auto was found at his home by police...

 

Prosecutor Eleanor Laws said Chinnery’s love of Grand Theft Auto “may go some way to explaining his attitude towards women”. She said: “Prostitutes in it can be subjected to violence. “There may be some connection with the defendant admitting spending a lot of time playing that game.”


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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Imitating GTA? There's no mode in GTA where you can sexually asssault teh hookers? but if this whitey runs over hookers or beat em up with the basebal bat, yes, that can be said as GTA inspired.

 

Media is looking for a scapegoat OTHER THAN bad parenting and school

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Dear GP Readers and Posters:

I actually received 17 apologies and e-mails of encouragement from people identifying themselves are GP readers stating that I appear to be on to something--that video games may indeed modify behavior in young people.

I wish to express my appreciate for the support, and I encourage others to continue to make the case that adult products are to be sold only to adults.  What a concept.

Jack Thompson, Attorney

 

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I don't think so much that it's that adult products be sold to adults. It's that adult product be sold to people who would respect them, play them responsibly, and not use them as a scapegoat for the misbehavings. Having a terrible childhood where their parents don't give a sh*t about them and stick them in front of masterpieces like GTA and wish them the best of luck while they go to the gym and have an anti-family life doesn't necessarily aid the situation.

What really pisses me off is that video games are always the culprit. Nevermind that we're showing blood and guts during primetime and in a comedic fashion, tits all over FX, and just overall idiotic, brainless, zombie inducing BULLSH*T on public television. NO NO NO! It's those damned video games! You know, the things you have to pay like 500 bucks just to get into your house and play, yeah that's it... They're so full of violence and sex and bad stuff! Gosh, I better hide this porn under my bed, or all these gore movies in DVD rack.

Who gives a sh*t if it's interactive. I hit 'Play' to watch Cary Elwes cut his own leg off, or I hit 'X' to watch some virtual dood cut off a virtual mafia member's limb. What don't need people prosecuting people for doing bad things on behalf of video games, what we need is people prosecuting these dumbass retailers for selling video games to inelligible idiots who are suceptable to the content and INTEND to get ideas.

 

I remember when I was a kid, I couldn't even ask salesman at Sears to pick out a game from the case, these days those people practically hand kids stuff with tits all over the cover without asking. Idiots.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Proof or it didnt happen Jack, Hell will freeze over before you ever get an apology from a gamer, we all hate your guts because you hate the first amendment, unless it applies to you and only you

oh by the way its "my appreciation" not "my appreciate", kinda ironic since last time i saw one of your posts you were whining at someone because they forgot to capitalize Hell, hypocritical, just like everything else you do

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

oh and by the way, enjoy the last week of your law career, you filthy excuse for a human being

Oh, so the bully wants an apology?

let me put this in all caps so even spastic jack can read it; I AM SORRY THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR CONSTANT SLANDER, YOUR FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS, YOUR LOVE OF MASS MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE, YOUR DEATH THREATS, AND YOUR COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE LAW, THAT REAL LAWYERS AND REAL CHRISTIANS WILL BE STRUGGLING FOR DECADES TO LOOK MORE NOBLE THAT PEDOPHILES. I AM SORRY THAT YOU ARE OFFICIALLY TOO DANGEROUSLY STUPID TO BE ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR A HUMAN BEING. I AM SORRY THAT CUTTING YOUR HANDS OFF IS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP YOU FROM MOLESTING THE BODIES OF SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMS WHILE FALSELY CLAIMING TO BE 'SAVING LIVES.' there, is that a good enough apology? now go to Hell more quietly, troll king.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

'and I encourage others to continue to make the case that adult products are to be sold only to adults.  What a concept.'

 

you mean like the 19 YEAR OLD IN THE STORY?

yeah im glad that you continue to make the case that adult products be sold only to adults beacuse it gives me a chuckle every time you use a story that has NO relation to what your saying to back you up.

 

Dont let ANYONE tell you you need evidence or facts Jack, a bit of spin, a few lies and donwright deception, will get you everywhere. Well done. gold star.

 

 

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

John, I just spoke to the people handling your case. You're disbarred. Sorry.

 

 

 

See? See how that works? Without proof you can do so so much more! Proof is such a useless burden.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Are we really believing a yellow journalism newspaper that craves finding fat celebrities sunbathing naked in their backyards? C'mon man gimme a f###ing break...

Besides, what whore in their right mind would get into a car with this douche, let alone even talk to him. Is that even real gold?? Damn man, climb back into your crib and watch the star mobile go around a few more times...

100 bucks says the ESRB and other groups are targeting games like this to get them taken off store shelves.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I thought that the prostitute missions in the newer GTA's tended towards beating the crap out of people who beat up your comrades prostitutes. Protecting them, not beating the crap out of and killing them?

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

but take into account the sun managed to get an expert to "confess" the 11/9 pilots used MS flight simulator to train, but the actual expert was someone from a game developer who actually said something along the lines of "the game is as close to actual flight training simulators as you can get without the proper cockpit plugged in" basically this newspaper prints a lot of bollocks that people with more than a few brain cells read for entertainment the same reason that people watch satirical news comedies such as "mock the week" and "have I got news for you" because sometimes its funny, the shame is other than said mentioned people, some others do believe what this paper says.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

 Not to put the situation lightly, but they should've chosen better words than "teen sex beast" If anything, it sounds like a compliment. I know I'd love for the newspaper to call me a sex beast! that sounds sexy. but it doesn't fit the context of the article. just stick to sex offender.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I agree, he's going to drop the soap QUITE a bit.

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When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Wow, what a wannabe. This kid has to rape get laid. Well I hope he likes getting raped in prison.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

“There may be some connection with the defendant admitting spending a lot of time playing that game.”

Admitting? Was he actually accused of playing gta 4, how in the world did they even get the idea that gta4 had something to do with the investigation?

"Sir, were yoy at the time under the influence of drugs alcohol or videogames? Answer me truthfully."

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I'm sick of people saying "Cue Jack Thompson" ect ect ect. The man isn't a threat anymore.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

You know just because someone says "cue Jack Thompson" it doesn't mean he is a threat.  We all know he isn't a threat.  It is equivalent to saying "Send in the clowns!"

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

with the addition that clowns are scary

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Doesn't make his antics any less hilarious

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

okay, what some people on this thread dont seem to get is that this is from a tabloid. tab.loid.  as in a self proclaimed newspaper that does nothing but lie

no one takes them seriously, with the possible exception of JT

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

gimme dat grip!

 

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Makes me laugh that this was even put in a newspaper or whatever it is. But hey that's an island nation for you.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

The fact this country is an island has what to do with anything??

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

But hey that's an island nation for you.

The Sun is bad, but no worse than anywhere else. Or shall I start bitching at at all of the USA when Fox News says something stupid?

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Touche'

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Ya know, what would be an interesting bit of investigation by authorities would be to check the computers of these criminals who blame, directly or indirectly, video games and other media for their crimes.

But not search the computers for the media they are blaming bur rather search the computers for their exposure to individuals such as John Bruce and Keith Vaz, among others, who blame video games for criminal acts.

That way, we can prove conspiracy by those individuals, such as John Bruce and Keith Vaz, to incite individuals to commit criminal acts and blame the media for their acts.  After all, they aren't learning to BLAME those media products for their acts from the media products.  They're learning it from the folks like John Bruce, Keith Vaz, and others.

So, in fact, it may very well be the likes of John Bruce, Keith Vaz, and others who are actually responsible for exposing people to the idea that they can commit various criminal activities and not worry about being held responsible for their actions.

Remember that website John Bruce wants to create?  Further evidence of a conspiracy to incite individuals to commit criminal acts.

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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

PLEASE SEND ALL OF YOUR APOLOGIES TO ME AT JACKTHOMPSONISAFREAKINGGENIUS@AOL.COM.  THANKS.

JACK THOMPSON, ATTORNEY AND YOU'RE AN IDIOT 

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I'm sorry Mr. Thompson, but that was not the correct answer. Try again next time on "LOSE YOUR LICENSE"!

(Cue Candid Applause)

Next time, try using all fs (ffffffff). At least then, we'll know that you recognize that you're one string of failures.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Come on, if you are going to troll, at least deliberatively misspell "you're" as "your" or something....

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

This post fails for two reasons:

You want to use an AOL account.

You say "you're an idiot" to all the readers in the website. But "You're" can only be directed at one person.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

"You're" is perfectly fine being applied to multiple people. The REST of the sentence doesn't flow properly for multiple targets, though. If it's targeted at a group audience, it should be, "You're idiots," or, "You're all idiots," or something along those lines.

If you're going to correct someone on something, especially grammar, you'd best make sure that YOU'RE exactly right with what you're saying.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

You know what?  I actually will apologize if you can give me one good reason why I should.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Hey Jacky. No one else here is using all caps. Only you. Guess that says a heck of a lot about your own maturity, doesn't it?

David "DavCube" Gagnon, 21 Physically and Mentally, and you're not.
(You're physically 50-something, but only about 10 mentally)

PS: Sorry ,I don't remember your exact age. I'm not obsessed with you like you are with this website.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Problem is, that AOL account won't work, as AOL has a limit of 16 characters for their user names. I know this as I have AOL still (yeah yeah, I know), and my screen name is the maximum 16 character length.

So, if this is Jack, as I doubt, he really is delusional. If it's a fake, which I suspect, making things plausible makes it easier to swallow junior.

 

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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I have AOL still

I won't hold it against you. I still have 3 screennames (including my AIM) that I use purely to host pictures and stuff. Also, AOL users get free McAfee.

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」

FAKE JACK ALERT!!!

1. No way in hell he'd make an e-mail like that, even if he thinks he is.

2. Jack doesn't use caps where not needed.

Dennis, or EZK, get rid of this guy.

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Re: FAKE JACK ALERT!!!

The way John Bruce has been acting lately, I will not remove any posts that could be from him. Even if this is an impersonator, John Bruce has not complained. I will however remove any posts from impersonators that make derogatory comments.

It does not surprise me at all if this is the real deal. He has acted this way before.

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Re: FAKE JACK ALERT!!!

In compliance to what you said in the shoutbox, we'll let Dennis decide what to do with him.

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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

So you want an apology eh?

Let me put this as elegantly as I can.

FUCK NO!!!!

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

1) Turn off your caps lock, stupid!

2) The Sun is reporting the story this way to SELL NEWSPAPERS.  Why in the world would they have topless women on page 3?  To promote breast cancer awareness?

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Searched for other articles on the case and most are pretty much the same except that they are reporting the facts of the case, not manipulating the facts.

In other words, they are reporting the comments of the prosecutor, not passing instant judgement.

One such article is here:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kol08/article/default.asp?article_id=47865

Tried to do a search for info on the Prosecutor to see if she commonly tries to create sensationalism, like the one that John Bruce claimed contacted him in the Cody Posey case, but all I could find was a US author by the same name.  Oddly enough, she writes about law, including sexual offenders.  Not sure if she's the same person.  I really don't think so but it's a pretty funny conincidence.

At any rate, the kid has to go through a psychological exam.  Everyone knows that John Bruce is hoping it will be a biased exam like the psychological evaluation he received or those biased, incompetent research studies that he always touts.

If anyone has any info on the prosecutor's past efforts and actions, I'm sure we'd like to hear them and see any of the research you may have done.  As well as any research on the kid's attorney as well.

Nightwng2000

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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Wow, what an excellent point. (serious) How the hell did this get flagged by the filter?

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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Spam filter always flags everything that has a link in the body of the post.  At least everything -I- post with a link in it.  :)

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Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

The ONLY way I see GTA being involved in this is that this stupid kid thinks he's "gangsta" because he plays GTA.

This is just another ignorant boob wanting to be "ghetto"

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Like I said, he likely fancies himself a pimp.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Well, Thompson has ONE legacy. He's made it perfectly ok to commit heinous acts, as it's never your fault, a video game always makes you do it.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

*sigh*  Well it could of been the idiot who first used the "Video games made me do it." defense.  Or maybe lets just blame lawyers in general and not give Thompson all of the credit. 

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

T_T  America land of the free and home of the idiotic who believe the "Violent video games made me do it." defense gets people who are criminals out of their responsibility for what they did.

 

 

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

Don't be bad about the Americans. They are our friends.
There are arsehats in every country.

Re: Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto

I love how it's become fashionable to talk shit about America, especially because its a quick indicator that someone is a knee-jerk jackass. 

It happened in the UK, a country that, when I was there in May, wasn't doing to well crime-wise to start with.  To be fair though, I only heard this from the Peele Center.

 
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