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Jim Morrison Gets Busted For Obscenity


Jim Morrison Gets Busted For Obscenity
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Nobody disputes that Jim Morrison was drunk and taunting police officers from the stage at a Miami concert in 1969, but his arrest and charge for indecent exposure was almost undoubtedly trumped up. Nevertheless, the incident caused other promoters to balk at hiring The Doors, and they went into a vicious downward spiral. Much of this could have been averted if Morrison had admitted to the act and hammered out a plea, but he refused to back down. In December 2010 outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist issued a posthumous pardon to Morrison.


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