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St Louis Continues Pushing Violent Games Law 35

Posted by simoniker
from the ain't-over-til-it's-over dept.
Thanks to Frictionless Insight for pointing to a St.Louis Today article indicating officials have decided not to give up on trying to outlaw the sale of violent video games to minors, despite a recent tide against their effort. As a CNN article explains, ".. [the original] ordinance, passed by the St. Louis County Council in 2000, requires children under 17 to have parental consent before they can buy violent or sexually explicit video games or play similar arcade games", but this was struck down as unconstitutional on June 4th, with a judge citing the First Amendment and the protection of free speech. The County has now set a petition for review, saying the courts "set too high a standard" for proving a link between videogames and violence. The saga continues..
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St Louis Continues Pushing Violent Games Law

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  • by GuyMannDude (574364) on Tuesday June 24, 2003 @06:10PM (#6289031) Journal

    Perhaps a wiser use of our money would be to establish a national DNA database of these whackos that are spending their free time pretending to kill people...

    No, no, you've got it all wrong. "Wackos" pretend to kill people while watching a computer screen. "Whackos" pretend they're having sex with people (usually sexy women) while watching a computer screen.


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