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: "Legal precedence" bollocks
by Soulbender on Mon 17th Dec 2012 01:42 UTC in reply to ""Legal precedence" bollocks"
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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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Do all of the "Stolen Generation" representatives have a "convicted of X crime" attached to their name as well?


All? No but for sure a good portion of them was tried and convicted unjustly simply because of their race. Just like it happened with black slaves, american Indians and a boatload of people throughout history.
In fact, it is STILL happening and that is much bigger and more important issue than Turing's injustice.

Pardoning Turing will remove that from his name.


Oh wait, I thought this was about justice for everyone "wrongly" convicted as gay and not just Turing and his name?

Edited 2012-12-17 02:23 UTC

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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.
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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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