Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th Jun 2012 19:32 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
In the News The BBC reports on a Turing scholar's recent claims that by today's standard of evidence, there's reason to doubt the commonly-held belief that the famed computing pioneer committed suicide in response to government persecution over his homosexuality. To be clear, he does not claim to have disproved the suicide theory -- only that the cyanide poisoning that killed Turing could well have been an accident caused by his careless at-home experimentation with dangerous chemicals.
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RE: um... rule of law?
by JAlexoid on Tue 26th Jun 2012 10:27 UTC in reply to "um... rule of law?"
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Bull****, they could easily have shielded him from almost anything. The prosecutor's office could have "lost" the proof, because the prosecution is is under the power of the executive branch.

Von Braun never committed crimes within US jurisdiction

Those crimes were post-factum classified as war crimes, thus he could have been easily prosecuted in US.

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