Jim Morrison Might Be Granted Pardon By Governor Crist 38 Years Later

November 9th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

November 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Florida Today reports that Governor Charlie Crist is actually considering a posthumous pardon for the legendary rock singer Jim Morrison who had been accused of indecent exposure back in 1969 while performing in Miami.

The concert by ‘The Doors’ of which Morrison had been the leader had been performing at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami. It had been the 1st day of March in 1969 when their lead rocker had been charged with exposing himself.

The dual charges of profanity as well as indecent exposure were leveled at Jim Morrison who, however, never got to serve his time as he died in Paris just a couple of years later. The felony charges against him for lewd and lascivious behavior were absolved. The fans of ‘The Doors’ had been clamoring for a pardon for their leader since ages. Governor Charlie Crist only acceded to their request in 2007 when he promised to look into the matter.

Sterling Ivey, the spokesperson of Governor Crist has now confirmed the issue stating the Governor’s willingness to consider a pardon for Morrison. The pardon, if granted will come 38 years later after the rocker had been convicted.

A cable TV producer from Ohio who goes by the name of Dave Diamond had taken the initiative when he wrote to the Governor requesting a pardon. He said that his objective was to clear Morrison’s name so that the people could remember him as an artist and not only as a bad guy with a long rap sheet.

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