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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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

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.

Well all convicted under the same law as Turing have that. And it's not wrongfully convicted. Convicting an innocent human being of crimes he did not commit is a different debate.

Let alone this is only about UK.

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

A) You got this snarky question from a factually correct statement?
B) Posthumous pardoning is all about that - clearing the name.
C) Not a single person convicted by that law will get their justice.
PS) If you want to play the word twisting game, then... So you are saying that Turing shouldn't have his name cleared because he was gay? Bravo on the tolerance front, my "friend".

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