Tallahassee, FL - There are plenty of pictures from the 1969 Miami Doors concert, some showing Jim Morrison with his hands in his pants, but none showing Morrison exposing himself. A rough recording shows plenty of profanity.
Dozens have emailed Governor Charlie Crist urging a Morrison pardon. One woman claims to have been in the front row and seen nothing, but a retired St. Pete Police Officer says its unwarranted, others say he would be a sex offender today. Still Governor Charlie Crist will propose the pardon in December.
“You know. When you review the case, you look at the facts that surround it, more and more comes out that there probably may not have been any inappropriate act that was done,” Crist said.
In addition to the governor, a pardon requires a yes vote from two of the three states’ elected cabinet officers.
Count Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson in the yes column.
“ The disputed facts and the situation, as the commissioner said, may or may not be a crime by today’s standards,” Terry McElroy, Agriculture Commissioner spokesman, said.”
CFO Sink is leaning towards a yes, but she wants to see a report from the parole commission.
The final vote: Attorney General Bill McCollum is non committal.
“ And he will take this case as seriously as any other case,” Sandy Copes, Attorney General Spokeswoman, said.
The current prosecutor in Miami-Dade says she will not oppose the pardon.