In-fucking-credible. Personally, I don't really have a dog in this fight about prisoners playing D&D--other than it just seems phenomenally dumb and likely counter productive to reducing prison violence--but now, amazingly, there is a Circuit precedent for supporting a rational link between D&D and gangs.
Prison isn't supposed to be fun.
That's why they call it prison.
Admiral Haddock: Will America's war on nerds never end?
In a December 6, 2004 letter to Singer, Muraski informed Singer that “inmates are not allowed to engage in or possess written material that details rules, codes, dogma of games/activities such as ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ because it promotes fantasy role playing, competitive hostility, violence, addictive escape behaviors, and possible gambling.”
they have “demonstrate[d] that [they] could rationally have seen a connection between the policy” and their ultimate penological goals. Wolf v. Ashcroft, 297 F.3d 305, 308 (3d Cir. 2002) (quotations omitted). Singer’s affidavits and briefs were unresponsive to this evidence, and we cannot make his arguments for him. See Vaughn v. King, 167 F.3d 347, 354 (7th Cir. 1999) (“It is not the responsibility of this court to make arguments for the parties.”).
What would you rather have the inmates doing?
Reading all the books they want.
He wasn't drunk driving, he didn't murder his family, he wasn't out to get revenge on a fellow D&D player; he murdered a guy that he probably knew was treating his sister wrong.
I don't know the details.
I have to say I'm amused by an appeal to authority using Penny Arcade as the authority.
So we've got a devoted D&D player who was likely under some sort of impression that his sister was being abused so he killed the guy doing it. You're going to sit here and continue to tell us that this nerdy (and potentially otherwise gentle) guy doesn't deserve the only thing he has left in his life, Pogo [...] He wasn't drunk driving, he didn't murder his family, he wasn't out to get revenge on a fellow D&D player; he murdered a guy that he probably knew was treating his sister wrong. I don't know the details...
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