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PoliCon
09-06-2010, 11:11 AM
By MIKE NORTH
Mnorth@mercedsun-star.com

ATWATER -- Councilman Nelson Crabb's association with gore and violence has spread into the virtual world of violent online gaming.

The activity has raised little concern with city officials. Crabb, a retired police officer, is known for carrying a concealed firearm and once sent photos of dead and dying men gunned-down by an off-duty officer to city officials.

A July 30 "Loose Lips" column ran in the Sun-Star exposed Crabb's activity on the social networking website Facebook. His gaming has continued since then.

In the game "Mafia Wars," Crabb has many titles. He's a "cold blooded" killer, a "Street Thug," a "Master Burglar" and a "robber" in the game.

Crabb also partakes in "icing" people, and as of June 23, his body count is up to 1,159, according to posts on his Facebook wall.

The posts on Crabb's Facebook wall don't show blood and gore, but some descriptions of game activity are graphic.

"Nelson helped Michael Dispose of a Body and wants you to help too," according to an April 17 post on Crabb's Facebook wall.

Other posts even relate to city business.

"Nelson is working hard to finish the Shake Down (of) a City Council Member job and is in need of a whole lot of Sets of Illegal Transaction Records from his Mafia!" according to a July 2 post.

Some posts refer to blackmail.

"Nelson is working hard to finish the Blackmail (of) the District Attorney job and is in need of a whole lot of Sets of Blackmail Photos from his Mafia!" according to a post from Tuesday.

Crabb didn't return calls from the Sun-Star.

Mayor Joan Faul hasn't seen or read the material on Crabb's Facebook page and doesn't know much about the game, she said.

"We all have our own standards from which we work from," she said.

Assistant City Manager Stan Feathers does have a Facebook page, but rarely uses it and is not familiar with its games, he said.

What Crabb does with his personal time is his business, Feathers added.

"Some people believe those kind of things are cathartic," he said. "People play games all the time -- games are not reality. Would you criticize someone for playing Xbox?"

Crabb has received invitations to play the more benign game "Farmville," but, at least for now, he's sticking with the excitement of Mafia Wars.

In fact, one of Crabb's Facebook "likes" is "Not Playing Farmville."

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/09/04/1556275/atwater-city-councilmans-online.html?pageNum=2&mi_pluck_action=page_nav

djones520
09-06-2010, 11:21 AM
Well shit... anyone whose ever played Grand Theft Auto must have a violent alter-ego as well. :rolleyes:

I introduced some pixels brains to the sun in Red Dead Redemption the other day. Guess I'm a loony nut bin.

Hell, in Modern Warfare 2, I went through the No Russian level without batting an eye. Maybe I should be put on the no-fly list?

warpig
09-06-2010, 11:23 AM
Well shit... anyone whose ever played Grand Theft Auto must have a violent alter-ego as well. :rolleyes:

I introduced some pixels brains to the sun in Red Dead Redemption the other day. Guess I'm a loony nut bin.

Hell, in Modern Warfare 2, I went through the No Russian level without batting an eye. Maybe I should be put on the no-fly list?

Evil, just evil.........................I like killing the dogs.................:rolleyes:

PoliCon
09-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Well shit... anyone whose ever played Grand Theft Auto must have a violent alter-ego as well. :rolleyes:

I introduced some pixels brains to the sun in Red Dead Redemption the other day. Guess I'm a loony nut bin.

Hell, in Modern Warfare 2, I went through the No Russian level without batting an eye. Maybe I should be put on the no-fly list?

Clearly this person is trying for cheap political points and has never even seen Mafia wars. :rolleyes: I'm level 685 BTW :D

Odysseus
09-06-2010, 01:34 PM
As long as he isn't on DU, I have no problem with it. Those guys are far more violent, at least in their fantasies.

Gingersnap
09-07-2010, 09:43 AM
Someone has a violent alter-ego in a game setting? Well, stop the presses! This is real, hard-hitting news. :rolleyes: