Doors singer Jim Morrison may win indecent exposure pardon





The charismatic but unpredictable lead singer of the American rock band The Doors may receive a posthumous pardon almost 40 years after he was convicted of exposing himself on stage during a show in Miami, Florida.

Outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist -- an admitted Doors fan -- is proposing an official let-off for the late legendary hell-raiser Jim Morrison. And the state clemency board meets Thursday to consider the request.
Under state law, a pardon must have the consent of the governor and at least two other members of the Florida Board of Executive Clemency.

Crist, who is set to leave office in January after losing his bid for the Senate in the recent midterm elections, said that after reviewing the case file, he felt compelled to get involved.

"What I do know is that if someone hasn't committed a crime, that should be recognized," he said. "We live in a civil society that understands that lasting legacy of a human being, and maybe the last act for which they may be known, is something that never occurred in the first place, it's never a bad idea to try to right a wrong."...


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