jim morrison songlyrics Florida Governor Looking Into Pardoning Jim Morrison

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It was 1969, Morrison was arrested in the middle of a concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami for indecent exposure. The incident caused several subsequent Doors concerts to be cancelled and many believe that it hastened the demise of the group. Yet, there is no proof he ever exposed himself in front of the audience…

Now, more than fourty years after Jim Morrison was arrested, Florida Governor Charlie Crist has decided to pardon him…

“After reviewing the case and getting briefed on it, more and more it seems like a real injustice was done,” Crist told Rolling Stone Magazine. “It seemed to me that it would be a tragedy to have this be the lasting legacy of his life. I just wanted to give an opportunity for forgiveness.”

Governor Crist added that “It’s the symbolism of doing what’s right… But I’m pretty sure that it’s more than symbolic to his family. I used to be attorney general and my predecessor taught me that it’s very important to prosecute the guilty, but it may even be more important to exonerate the innocent.”

Here’s video of Jim Morrison getting arrested…

And here’s The Doors doing Touch Me…


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