Monday, June 16, 2008

For real?

If this GamePolitics post is to be believed, the following occurred:

1. Jack Thompson hand-delivered a letter to Chief Judge Moreno.
2. That letter said in part: "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."
3. After receiving the letter, Moreno sent U.S. Marshals to Thompson's house.
4. Thompson then wrote this letter to Moreno, which said in part:
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.

5. Thompson then sent this letter to the House Judiciary Committee.

Is all this for real?

Thompson always manages to weave in to his letters and motions the current event of the day and then somehow make those events about him. He has material from the Supreme Court Guantanamo case, the Kozinski stuff, and other current events. Sorry for ruining the next half hour of your day as you go read this stuff. You won't be able to turn away....

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

S L O W. MOTION. TRAIN. WRECKKKKKKK.

Anonymous said...

Sending the Marshals there to intimidate him is abusive...I wonder who foots that bill.

Anonymous said...

God bless Jack Thompson!

South Florida Lawyers said...

Oy veh, that is quite a letter. Still, what is the point of a visit from the Marshals?

John Cavicchi said...

I read Jack Thompson's letters. I am not a fan of Mr. Thompson's and I do not approve of his methods. However, what would the Founding Fathers say about sending the US Marshals to his home?

Anonymous said...

Why the hell would this guy send a letter to a federal judge implying that he should kill 3,000 people. Mr. Thompson is clearly not well. When a nut like him starts talking about killing people, we need to stand up and take notice. Its simple prevention.

Anonymous said...

3:28 must be a prosecutor. How can you say that he implied that he should kill 3,000 people?

Anonymous said...

So,suddenly because 3:28 PM supports the considered actions of the chief judge of the district, he must be a prosecutor?

Maybe 3:28 PM is simply another judge who is merely concerned that a man who is capable of such disturbing statements and well known erratic prior behavior may at some point stop writing letters and start taking dangerous actions. A simple knock-and-talk to assuage those concerns is prudent, not heavy handed. Imagine if such limited precautionary measures were not taken and Mr. Thompson took violent action to get the attention he wants and feels he deserves. Then the critics would argue that a judge with such a disturbing letter sat on his hands and did nothing. No, no one is saying Thompson is going to fly into a building and kill 3,000 people, but with words like those he chose to put in a letter to a public official, far less violent actions are not beyond the realm of possibility.

Anonymous said...

Before you post you should learn how to read. The previous poster took issue with the monumental leap in logic that caused 3:28 to believe thta Thompson implited that he should kill 3,000 people.

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Rumpole said...

" MEEESTER THOMPSON! We have rules for filing papers. You are a lawyer. You should know that. You have Meeeester Markus for the defense. He is a veeeeeerrrrry good lawyer. You should listen to him.

What say you Meeeester Markus?

Anonymous said...

This ic classic Freddy (corleone) Moreno. Its not for nothing that his favorite movie is the Godfather.

You come to my chambers with an insulting letter?

I visit your house with US MArshalls. Your move JT.

Its a good thing JT doesn't live in Davie on a horse farm. We all know what happened to the horse in the movie.