Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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by Carewolf on Sat 15th Dec 2012 22:43 UTC
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The treatment Alan Turing received was a disgrace, but it was the unfortunate law at the time. A lot of people have been convicted of laws that have later been changed. The fact that they were wrongly convicted is recognized by the fact the laws have been changed.

Stop wasting time of symbolic gestures for celebreties. Lots of people have been hurt by bad laws, and dead celebrities does not need pointless gestures more than anyone else.

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