"Lawsuit claims "Grand Theft Auto" Trained Teen To Kill." 60 Minutes. Bradley. CBS, 06 Mar 2005.
This transcript from the television show 60 Minutes discusses the video game Grand Theft Auto and the lawsuit filed against it for its overt violence and supposed “instruction on how to kill”. An 18-year-old named Devin Moore played Grand Theft Auto day and night for months prior to gunning down three Fayette, Alabama cops. The interview that takes place is between the host Ed Bradley and his guest Jack Thompson who is the attorney suing Moore. The transcript outlines the activities that lead up to the deaths of the three officers. Moore was brought in under suspicion of stealing a car. In an interview with Moore, he explained how he snapped and grabbed the cop's gun and shot him in the head. Then when another cop rushed in he was also shot in the head and then shot the dispatcher in the head on the way out. The article later cites a psychological study done on why children interact the way they do with violence. It explains how the child brain has not fully matured and thus cannot make the rational decisions such as 'killing is a bad idea'. The doctor explains that not every kid who plays this game will go on rampage though, because there are a number of factors that would lead to such actions. Moore was from a bad upbringing, moving between different foster homes, so he had many additional factors leading to his ultimate actions.
This transcript directly relates to the thesis regarding violent media affecting its viewers and causing them act violently. This claim is made, but cannot fully be substantiated because there are tons of other kids who are playing this game and not acting out. In this one instance, it is not the game that caused him to act out; he was clearly a deranged individual who would have acted this way whether he had played the game or not. Just as The Warriors caused a public dispute regarding whether it was the cause of fatalities, the video game Grand Theft Auto also has.