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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"Legal precedence" bollocks
by kwan_e on Mon 17th Dec 2012 00:19 UTC
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

The "legal precedence" argument that a few people have brought up are complete bollocks and just an excuse for moral cowardice.

The Australian government formally apologized to the indigenous people for the "Stolen Generation". There were similar fears about compensation and other such crap. HAS NOT HAPPENED.

The German government apologized and paid (paying) up. It hasn't been some compensation free-for-all that you guys are behaving like headless chickens about.

Of course, we can't say the same for Japan, but if they hadn't retracted their apology in the first place...

Edited 2012-12-17 00:24 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The Australian government formally apologized to the indigenous people for the "Stolen Generation".


An apology is not the same as a pardon and the U.K governmenmt has also apologized for their treatment of Turing.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Do all of the "Stolen Generation" representatives have a "convicted of X crime" attached to their name as well?
Pardoning Turing will remove that from his name.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"The Australian government formally apologized to the indigenous people for the "Stolen Generation".


An apology is not the same as a pardon and the U.K governmenmt has also apologized for their treatment of Turing.
"

It doesn't matter. In Stolen Generation case, the same fearmongering about massive lawsuits against the government simply did not eventuate.

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