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Friday, December 28, 2007

Now Here is a New Angle: An FOI Request for Video Games!

A national crusader against violent video game is suing Omaha's police chief in connection with the Von Maur shootings.Attorney Jack Thompson said he wants to find out whether Robert Hawkins, 19, played any violent video games.Hawkins shot eight people to death, then killed himself at Von Maur on Dec. 5.

Within hours after the Westroads Mall shooting, police searched Hawkins' residence and seized computer equipment, including a laptop, two computer towers and a hard drive, search warrants show.Thompson, who spoke to KETV NewsWatch 7 by phone from Florida, said he wants to know what kind of video games are on the seized equipment."The public has a need to know, has a right to know, what's on his computer hard drive," Thompson said.

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