Florida governor considering Jim Morrison pardon
Outgoing Florida governor Charlie Crist will seek a posthumous pardon for Jim Morrison, according to the St. Petersburg Times. It’s a move Crist has been talking about since 2007, but this is the first time he’s pursued it. “The more I looked into it, the more I felt the right thing to do would be to try to bring about a pardon … And I’ve reached that conclusion now, that’s what I’m going to do,” Crist told the paper.
Morrison was convicted in 1970 of indecent exposure and open profanity, stemming from an incident at a 1969 Doors’ concert where police said Morrison exposed himself to the crowd. Morrison’s appeal was pending at the time of his death, and the case has not been reopened since.