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Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 16:13:39 Reply

Justice has been served.

As of 30 Days from today, Jack Thompson is to no longer practice law.

In the words of Destructoid Editor Jim Sterling.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 16:16:52 Reply

ooooohhhh YEAH!! Although, I'll miss his hilarious bullshit!


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 16:16:53 Reply

"Thompson has been ordered to reimburse the Florida Bar fees amounting to $43,675.35. Ouch."

Ouch indeed. He deserves what he gets though, over-sensitive prick.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 16:17:13 Reply

I saw this. I didn't think he was that bad of a guy though, just a bit annoying with the shit he pulled sometimes.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 16:21:56 Reply

You bastard, I just came here to make this exact thread.

Except with less laughs.

As funny as it is...

it kinda sucks.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 16:52:18 Reply

yay!


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 17:05:28 Reply

What's the big deal? Did he ever do anything to hurt the video game industry. I recall him trying to ban every Rockstar game the second they were announced, but I don't think anyone ever took him seriously. If anything we're going to have less of his antics to laugh at. He was a hilarity machine sent down from heaven to amuse us and now he's gone.

I hope you ass-fucks are happy.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 17:23:50 Reply

That kind of sucks, since I used to laugh at his bullshit

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 17:50:20 Reply

This is a lesson. Don't fuck with videogames. Do you want to know why Hillary Clinton isn't the leader of the Democrats? She wanted to help ban violence in videogames. Don't fuck with videogames. I'ts like the mafia, piss 'em off, and your dead


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 18:11:48 Reply

That's neat, on the bright side for him though it does mean retirement in a way. The old fart needs it.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 18:56:02 Reply

He is a funny person, but he is a baby. I am glad he's getting his power taken away.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 19:11:10 Reply

Hum...

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 19:30:07 Reply

As of 30 Days from today, Jack Thompson is to no longer practice law.

YES! YES! YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS SSSSSSSSSS!!!


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-25 20:04:21 Reply

Well this is just delicious isn't it! For years he's been the mouth piece for every kind of silly lawsuit against games that had no kind of actual basis or merit and he got widespread coverage of his rants and ravings against the games industry. Whilst it was amusing to hear about how wrong he was about certain games sometimes, and ramble away that they were twisting and corrupting the young nations's minds, this is long overdue.

Didn't he try to take a judge to court as he felt the way he was treated during a trial (where he acted like a complete asshat may I add) was unfair. And he lost.

Good riddance

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-26 23:37:01 Reply

Quite frankly, does this really do anything for the gaming industry as a whole?

There was that Brit that killed another in a heated internet fight, and the Halo kid killing himself from stupidity.

I don't know. I still think that the gaming industry might still have problems in the future.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-26 23:40:37 Reply

At 9/25/08 07:11 PM, VenomKing666 wrote: Hum...

HOLD IT!

Did you do that yourself?

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 00:14:38 Reply

Wait, Wasn't that done in May? If so, he's back in action.


What a shame, Mister Jensen.
I never asked for this, Mister Denton.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 00:20:35 Reply

At 9/26/08 11:40 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
At 9/25/08 07:11 PM, VenomKing666 wrote: Hum...
HOLD IT!

Did you do that yourself?

I'll admit that no.

I saw it on some website and it made me laugh.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 01:01:42 Reply

i never though I'd see the day.and such a glorious day it is.video gamers around the world rejoice!

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 02:27:44 Reply

At 9/26/08 11:37 PM, SniperWolf1564 wrote: Quite frankly, does this really do anything for the gaming industry as a whole?

There was that Brit that killed another in a heated internet fight, and the Halo kid killing himself from stupidity.

I don't know. I still think that the gaming industry might still have problems in the future.

Videogames are fine.
It's people who have problems.
^^Notably, this is also my view on gun control.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 07:30:55 Reply

"but JUUUUDDDGGGEEEEE how ma gonna get the money when i can't file frivilious lawsuits aganist people?"

"quiet crazy cracka (the judge is a bruther) ya'll shoulda thought about that b4 ya'll went afta mah main man fiddy cent."


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 07:43:30 Reply

but seriously, in response to everyone who says:

"but he was so funny! who are we gonna luagh at now!?"

or:

"damn, that seems really harsh."

listen to this, the job of a lawyer is to defend peoples rights and the law, you have a strong responibility to uphold the law and defend peoples rights, and you have a responibility not to abuse your power.

jack thompson did not defend any laws, he tried to make his own, he did not defend anyones rights, he just tried to take them away.

and most of all, he abused his power and used it as a soapbox for his viewpoint.

when you mess up as bad as he did, you have to face the cosicinous, and he did.

thats the way the laws work, you try to play by your own rules, your gonna be thrown out of the game.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 08:16:15 Reply

At 9/27/08 07:43 AM, homor wrote: jack thompson did not defend any laws, he tried to make his own, he did not defend anyones rights, he just tried to take them away.
thats the way the laws work, you try to play by your own rules, your gonna be thrown out of the game.

Bingo. It was only a matter of time until he was disbarred. It sucks that he's losing his career, but really...he wasn't that good a lawyer to start with. He got his attention by being loud and obnoxious. I say good riddance to bad garbage.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 08:45:35 Reply

At 9/27/08 07:43 AM, homor wrote: listen to this, the job of a lawyer is to defend peoples rights and the law, you have a strong responibility to uphold the law and defend peoples rights, and you have a responibility not to abuse your power.

jack thompson did not defend any laws, he tried to make his own, he did not defend anyones rights, he just tried to take them away.

Pretty much everything you said here. He may have been a joke for gamers but to the criminal justice system he was a fool who wouldn't cooperate and I'm sure if he'd kept practicing law he surely would've been found in contempt of court multiple times.

Either way the joke is over, the law has won, we can all go home now.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 09:21:00 Reply

homor summed it up nicely.

i wonder where he's going to go now.


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 14:47:28 Reply

This is great news.

By the way, anyone want to make a "Kill Jack Thompson" game and submit it?


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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 14:54:42 Reply

At 9/27/08 02:47 PM, ixfd64 wrote: This is great news.

By the way, anyone want to make a "Kill Jack Thompson" game and submit it?

Hating Jack THompson is soooo 2005.

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Response to Jack Thompson Disbarred 2008-09-27 17:49:45 Reply

At 9/25/08 04:17 PM, SlipperyMooseCakes wrote: I saw this. I didn't think he was that bad of a guy though, just a bit annoying with the shit he pulled sometimes.

Some of the thing's he's said about video gamers tend to get pretty offensive, so alot of people wanted him gone, this is a major victory.


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