Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Washington Lawmakers in Video Game Madness - Washington Lawmakers in Video Game Madness
Washington's House Bill 2178 proposes that those who make and sell video games could be held liable "if someone under 17 years old commits a crime, due in any part, to playing the game." Apparently forgoing any thought of human free will or cognitive ability, the bill's supporters, among them Washington Police and Sheriff's Association member Bill Hanson, believe "kids" are playing these games and become desensitized by violence. As Hanson states,
"If you sit up and watch this and play these games over and over again... it seems that this is alright to walk up and hit a police officer over the head with a bat,"

I've ranted enough this week so I will simply let this one stand in all its beauteous glory.


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