Skip to comments.'Grand Theft Auto' Makers Blamed For Triple Killing
Posted on 09/29/2006 9:14:45 AM PDT by steve-b
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Family members of three people slain by a 14-year-old on newsman Sam Donaldson's New Mexico ranch sued the makers of the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" on Monday, claiming the crimes would not have occurred had the teenager never played the violent game.
The $600 million lawsuit names several companies and Cody Posey, who it alleges played the game "obsessively" for several months before he shot his father, stepmother and stepsister in July 2004....
The games and others in the "Grand Theft Auto" series depict police killings and other acts of violence. The lawsuit calls various editions of the game "virtual reality murder simulators."
"But for Posey's use of these products ... he would not have killed," the lawsuit claims.
The game trained him "how to point and shoot a gun in a fashion making him an extraordinarily effective killer without teaching him any of the constraints or responsibilities needed to inhibit such a killing capacity," according to the suit.
According to the suit, plaintiffs' lawyer Jack Thompson was told by a sheriff's deputy that the game and a Sony PlayStation 2 were found at the ranch....
Oh boy. Jack Thompson alert.
Hey, Jack! Pick me for the jury!
I played alot of Mortal Kombat when i was a kid but i never became the kung fu master i wanted to be.
Posey killed because he had an extremely abusive family.
I know because Slaughter Ranch is on the same road as my familys and my family knew him.
If the murder weapon had been an anvil or a ball peen hammer they'd be suing MGM for The Three Stooges.
That's the sound of personal responsibility flying out the window...sheesh.
Shakespeare was right. And he gets right-er every day.
Well, I blame Henry Waxman for the killings.
I blame Clinton.
I see the search for "the deepest pocket" has ended.
But for Posey's psychotic nature and/or the abusive environment he was in, these products would have simply been harmless fun.
I blame the makers of "Whack-A-Mole."
man, I must be a ticking timebomb then. I'm playing America's Army as I type this. (stupid sniper got me :-( )
Find the deep pockets, I guess.
I've been jumping on mushrooms and grabbing at stars a lot lately.
Too much Mario?
I blame Pac-Man for my compulsive eating disorder.
Too much Mario?
Watch some Japanese late night game shows if you want to see how well Mario would do in real life.
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