November 18, 2010
Jim Morrison to be Pardoned?
According to Florida governor Charlie Crist…maybe.
Crist is calling for a state pardon for Jim Morrison’s 1969 arrest and conviction for indecent exposure at a concert in Miami, FL. Jim Morrison, the lead singer of 60s rock band The Doors, had been in the process of appealing the conviction in 1971 when he died in Paris.
The Florida governor stated his intention to submit Morrison’s name to the Florida clemency board because he had been researching and reading up on Morrison’s case, and he was apprehensive to believe that there was a significant amount of evidence proving Morrison’s guilt in the matter. Whether this is a publicity stunt or something else, no one’s really sure.
I say, sure, pardon him! Whether or not he would have been successful with his appeal in 1971 is irrelevant at this point.
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am