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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RE: No
by WereCatf on Sat 15th Dec 2012 23:54 UTC in reply to "No"
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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.

This is what bothers me so much about these kinds of deals: Stephen Hawking and his ilk just want Alan Turing pardoned because he is famous, not for any other reason. I am somewhat disappointed in mr. Hawking as this just goes to display that even he believes being famous or rich makes one more important than the other people and the rich/famous should therefore be treated better than the rest -- I heartily disagree with such a view of the world. Either call for pardoning for all the people prosecuted under the homosexuality-is-illegal law or none.

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