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acceptable 'abatement' of a public nuisance

"...please know that California Civil Code Section 3495 enables and authorizes each and every law enforcement officer to walk into any video game store, without a court order, to seize and destroy each and every copy of 25 to Life. California law treats this as acceptable 'abatement' of a public nuisance by parties particularly endangered by such a nuisance."

http://www.livejournal.com/users/gamepolitics/175835.html
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/01/12/jacko-wants-cops-to-seize-and-destroy-25-to-life/

I'm so happy that the law allows the police to protect me from the nuicanse of video games.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
Must be a lot of sex in it.
Permalink Philo 
January 12th, 2006
Mmm sex and violence. I wonder what the in-game soundtrack will be like.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
I don't think Jack Thompson even believes in Jack Thompson. Look for his memoir in a couple of years, which he'll retire on.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 13th, 2006
Umm, yeah, read the link.

"Miami activist attorney Jack Thompson" is the guy making the statement. An attorney. A FLORIDA attorney. Not a cop, not a governer, not any elected official of California.

Even the LINK says his claim that "cops can walk in and seize copies" is bogus. He's giving advice (bad advice) to the State of California.

So please don't treat this like it's an established routine, or even a "if this goes on..." kind of situation. It's one nut, making a nutty assertion.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 13th, 2006
Um. I think you read wayyy too much into my one sarcastic sentence.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
Yeah Allan does that A LOT.
Permalink Generic Error 
January 13th, 2006
He probably has ass burgers.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006

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