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Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 19:12 GMT
In a community meeting after which books were probably burnt, an anti-gang leader from Wicomico County in Maryland has denounced games – and specifically GTA – for creating a “lack of respect for life”.
“In Grand Theft Auto, you score points by killing cops, stealing cars and beating prostitutes,” said Dan Dougherty, director of the Wicomico County Gang Resistance. “In the ’80s and ’90s, you didn’t have video games, you didn’t have the violence in the media, you didn’t have the Internet. It creates a lack of respect for life and makes violence acceptable.”
Wicomico County has 500 known gang members and the highest county crime rate in the state behind Baltimore. Definitely GTA’s fault.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 09:33 GMT
An American man is now facing a jury’s verdict after being tried for stamping on his infant daughter’s head after she tugged “at the cord on his Xbox’s controller, knocking it over.”
Anwar Salahuddin, who also uses the name Tyrone Spellman, is alleged to have stamped on the child’s head five times, causing fatal injuries.
Summing up yesterday, prosecuting attorney James Berardinelli said, “His entire life and daily routine is about playing the game. What do you think someone with that kind of obsession is going to do when it gets knocked over? What do you think is going to happen? The skull fractures on that baby are what happened.”
The jury is currently considering charges of murder and endangering the welfare of a child.