Jack Thompson is attempting to connect video games to violence again. It seems as if even his own legal difficulties won’t stop his tireless crusade against violent video games.
This time around, the target of Thompson’s ire is Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren, who is currently refusing to release the records of the recent shooting rampage at Omaha’s Westroads Mall. Thompson contacted GamePolitics to issue his statement against Warren, saying that “[rampages] have occurred, in part… because of the advent of extremely violent interactive media (video games) consumed by adolescents and teens who use these murder simulation devices to rehearse and prepare for these murderous assaults.”
As the police in the case are apparently unconvinced in Thompson’s theories, they’ve refused to release the “the inventory list of items taken, by search warrant, from Robert Hawkins’ residence” which, according to Thompson, “puts at public safety risk residents of Nebraska and elsewhere.”