Jack Thompson Threatens To Sue Northern Illinois University
Unfortunately, I have more Jack Thompson news for you guys. Apparently, he has provided GamePolitics with a copy of the fax he sent this morning to the university’s public safety department in Dekalb, Illinois. I find this interesting considering he offered to help NIU just the other day. At the same time, this move isn’t exactly surprising. As I have said before, NIU has a lot more to worry about than the silly video game violence debate. It’s a real shame they have to deal with things like this in addition to what they have already been through this week. Here’s a quote from what was sent to the university:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request production of copies of all documents that reveal Steven Kazmierczak’s play of violent video games, including but not limited to the use of his computer to play Counter-Strike, which he apparently, according to the New York Post, used to rehearse for his Valentine’s Day Massacre at NIU. The killers in the two worst school massacres in history—in Erfurt, Germanay, and at Virginia Tech University—similarly trained on Counter-Strike to rehearse for their killing sprees.
If I am not provided with this information, I shall bring a civil action to secure these documents.