Disbarred-for-LIFE former anti-video-game lawyer Jack Thompson is at it again, threatening people about violent video games.
Jack has sent Gabe Newell, the managing director of Valve Software, a nasty-gram stating just what he thinks about the Half Life 2 mod called “School Shooter: North American Tour 2012”, calling it a “Columbine Massacre Simulator” and telling Newell that the mod can not function without his company’s cooperation.
He (naturally) also referred to Half Life (once again) and a murder simulator and training aid for aspiring mass murderers.
The full text of Mr. Thompson’s letter is below.
Dear Mr. Newell:
You either know or should know that the more moral midgets who run Checkerboarded Studios have created a mod for your company’s Half-Life which they call School Shooter: North American Tour 2012. This mod is a full-blown Columbine massacre simulator which cannot function without your company’s assistance and acquiescence.
Attached herewith is a letter from FHE-ASAP that expresses their, my, and others’ concerns about this Columbine massacre mod. As you either know or should know, your Half-Life murder simulator was obsessively played, and thus became a training aid, for a) teenaged Robert Steinhauser, who authored at Erfurt, Germany, the worst school shooting massacre in European history, and b) Seung-Hi Cho, who authored at Virginia Tech University the worst school shooting massacre in world history. As to the latter, the sources of this information are the Washington Post and the New York Times. Now some sociopaths have made reprises of Erfurt and Virginia Tech far more likely.
Given the fact that your company has the technological ability to stop the operation of School Shooter, you must undertake steps immediately to do so.
Speaking for myself alone (for now), you have until five o’clock pm Eastern standard time this Friday, March 18, 2011, to shut down this public safety hazard I predicted years ago this school massacre game would arrive. I hate being right all the time.
GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.
Regards, Jack Thompson
One has to wonder just what Good Old Jack is going to do now that his pleas have been ignored. I’m guessing he’ll have a nice long cry about it and then write me a nasty letter for posting this article, since he can’t sue me…