Governor Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned For Exposure Conviction

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami.

Crist said Wednesday he's convinced that prosecutors at the time were trying to make an example of The Doors lead singer rather than try a legitimate case.

Crist said, "We all have a responsibility where appropriate to seek forgiveness."

Crist will need the support of at least two other Cabinet members to approve a pardon, which may be more ceremonial since Florida doesn't have procedures for posthumous pardons.

Morrison died in 1971 in Paris while appealing his conviction.

Crist, a Republican-turned-independent, lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat earlier this month.

Crist said Wednesday he's convinced that prosecutors at the time were trying to make an example of The Doors lead singer rather than try a legitimate case.

Crist said, "We all have a responsibility where appropriate to seek forgiveness."

Crist will need the support of at least two other Cabinet members to approve a pardon, which may be more ceremonial since Florida doesn't have procedures for posthumous pardons.

Morrison died in 1971 in Paris while appealing his conviction.

Crist, a Republican-turned-independent, lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat earlier this month.


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  • by blake Location: gville on Nov 21, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    Gov. Huckube pardoned Keith Richards so maybe it's time for Jimbo
  • by Light my fire on Nov 21, 2010 at 04:29 AM
    Boy did he ever more light some fires with that one! Rock on Jim!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    he showed his lizard once, he is dead now. I mean really don't we have more important things to work on?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 at 06:33 AM
    Once a person is dead, does it matter??? Why does this article repeat itself over and over?
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