The Doors Want Apology, Not Pardon

The Doors say singer Jim Morrison did not need to be pardoned for anything.

The Doors and the Morrison family have issued a statement in response to Florida’s pardon of Morrison for allegedly exposing himself at a Miami concert in 1969. They say

Morrison’s performance that night was “certainly provocative,” but “the charges against him were largely an opportunity for grandstanding by ambitious politicians.”

They say the state of Florida and city of Miami should issue an apology, expunge the incident from the record and “promise to stop letting culture-war hysteria trump our First Amendment rights.”

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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