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Jack Thompson helps Boston's Mayor Menino draft legislation

Game Politics reports that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino requested help from Jack Thompson in drafting a bill, to be presented to the Massachusetts legislature, placing some video games in the same category as porn.

The legislation, which currently has no primary sponsor, would prevent minors from buying games that are:
  • Depicting violence in a manner patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community, so as to appeal predominantly to the morbid interest in violence of minors.
  • Is patently contrary to prevailing standards of adults in the county where the offense was committed as to suitable material for such minors.
  • Lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value for minors.

If all of this seems familiar, it's because similar legislation has been shot down or bounced around in one state or another and eventually declared unconstitutional. Not to mention this is just the latest spectacle from Jack Thompson. Let's see if Tom and Jack can stay civil, unlike what happened between Thompson and his Louisiana allies.

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