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February 16, 2006

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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Featuring articles from Executive Director Craig Floyd
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Sign a petition urging stores not to carry cop kill game

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has started an online petition asking retail stores not to carry the video game "25 to Life." The plot of the game is based on a "good-hearted" drug dealer who has to make one more big deal before he can get out of the life and take care of his family. Along the way, he encounters law enforcement and is rewarded for killing officers to get closer to his goal. He is also allowed to use others as human shields.

The NLEOMF's Communication Director, Bruce Mendelsohn, said the game further insults officers by allowing users to be officers in the game.

"It misrepresents the profession of law enforcement (to come out) guns a blazin,'" he said. "We should be able to hold manufacturers accountable."

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Sign the petition

The petition reads:

I support the ban of Eidos' "25 to Life©," believing that its violent nature represents a threat to our children and our law enforcement officers. I petition to have the game removed from the U.S. market.

"It is absolutely unconscionable that game makers are enabling young people - or anyone - to dramatize shooting and killing as a form of entertainment while officers and innocent people are dying in real-life on our streets every day," said NLEOMF Chairman Craig W. Floyd. "We're encouraging parents, caregivers and everyone who is concerned about both law enforcement officers and children to ensure this game never makes it into the homes or hands of impressionable young people."

Source:  The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund was established in 1984 to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of all federal, state and local law enforcement officers.






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