Jim Morrison To Be Pardoned
"I've decided to do it, for the pure and simple reason that I just think it's the right thing to do," Crist told The New York Times. "In some ways it seems like a tragic conclusion to a young man's life to have maybe this be a lasting legacy, where we're not even sure that it actually occurred. The more that I've read about the case and the more I get briefed on it, the more convinced I am that maybe an injustice has been done here."
Morrison, by many accounts, was drunk during a Doors concert in 1969, during which he gave a wild and unruly performance. After the show, the singer was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, a felony, as well as several misdemeanors. In 1970, he was convicted of profanity and indecent exposure and was sentenced to six months of prison time with a $500 fine. The rock legend never served the time though. He was still appealing the ruling when he died in Paris in 1971. - more on this story
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