Jim Morrison Could Get Posthumous Pardon

  1. Press Assoc. - Tuesday, April 17
    Florida Governor Charlie Crist said he is seriously thinking about pardoning dead rock star Jim Morrison for the singer's 1970 indecent exposure and profanity conviction stemming from a Miami concert the year before.
    On Morrison, who died aged 27, he said: "That's really a kid, when you think about it, and obviously he was having some challenges. There's some dispute about how solid the case was."
    The arrest is still a part of the Morrison legend. He was drunk at the concert and police said he exposed himself, which Morrison denied.
    Morrison appealed the conviction but was found dead in a Paris bath before it could be heard.
    "Trying to clear his name and then he dies. If you have a heart pounding in your chest, that has to tug at you a little bit. It should," Mr Crist said.
    The issue came up last month, when Ohio resident Dave Diamond wrote Crist and said there were no photos or video that could prove the case, and no witnesses who could say with 100% certainty that Morrison exposed himself.
    Mr Diamond also pointed out that New York Governor George Pataki pardoned comedian Lenny Bruce of an obscenity charge nearly four decades after his death.
    He said in an email that a pardon would correct a legal injustice and bring relief to the Morrison family and the surviving Doors band members who "have had to live with the embarrassment of this botched case."
  2. I didn't realize how young he was when he died. What a sad case.
  3. Don't these politicians have anything better to do? Like maybe pardon people who really deserve/need it because they are serving sentences they don't deserve? Or maybe kissing babies or something?
  4. Thank you! I mean....who cares about Jim Morrison exposing himself, anymore? Now, CA Gov Schwarzzie pardoning Paris or Lindsay for exposing themselves---that would be news!
  5. My DH is a huuuuuuuuuge Doors fan and i sent him this news from an article about a year ago. I think it's very interesting.
  6. Normally, I'd say, "so?" But after learning this is something he had been fighting up until his death, I changed my mind.
  7. Jim Morrison is a part of history. I fully support the efforts.
  8. Pardon him already!!
  9. I'm a big Doors fan and I think JM was brilliant and super talented. His death (as well as Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix ALL AT AGE 27) was a travesty.:crybaby: BUT as far as the pardon...who cares ??? HE'S DEAD.....:shrugs: I mean, what's the point ???

    I seriously doubt what ever remaining family he has or the surviving Doors members really care. They had plenty of other notorious incidents aside from that one. If anyone is interested, read "No One Here Gets Out Alive" by Jerry Hopkins & Danny Sugerman
  10. :roflmfao:

    sorry but I sure am glad that there are still politicians that have time to deal with this kind of stuff! shows that they have no other issues in their electorate area. good for them!