Thursday, July 10, 2008

Justice is Served

Well, the recommendations of the court in the Jack Thompson bar trial were handed down today. The Judge disagreed with the Florida Bar's recommendation of a 10 year disbarment for Jack-O. Her Honor instead said that Mr. Thompson should be permanently disbarred, and fined $40k+ for the costs the Florida Bar incurred in litigating the trial.

I'm sure Jack will try to contest those recommendations in some way, but wow, permanent disbarment. I agree with it, and whole-heartedly support it, but that's a heavy bat the Florida court is swinging. I didn't think they had it in 'em.

Violent games can be a little over the top sometimes, but Mr. Thompson often took his crusade against violence in video games five steps too far. His personal attacks on Gabe and Tycho over at Penny Arcade were especially heinous. I think gamers everywhere will chalk this one up as a win for freedom in gaming, and one less nutjob trying to kill our fun.

2 comments:

Pike said...

He deserves it...

Joshua said...

They should have made him do a few months of gaming community service as an Penny Arcade intern too...