Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 20th Jul 2013 19:05 UTC
Legal "Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon. The government signalled on Friday that it is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was subjected to 'chemical castration'." Justice.
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all or no-one
by Athlander on Sat 20th Jul 2013 19:16 UTC
Athlander
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2008-03-10

I think the government should pardon all those found guilty under the anti-homosexuality laws, or no-one. Not everyone could be a maths genius who played an important role in cracking the Enigma code.

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v RE: all or no-one
by SeeM on Sat 20th Jul 2013 20:11 in reply to "all or no-one"
RE: all or no-one
by kwan_e on Sun 21st Jul 2013 01:56 in reply to "all or no-one"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I think the government should pardon all those found guilty under the anti-homosexuality laws, or no-one. Not everyone could be a maths genius who played an important role in cracking the Enigma code.


How about now that we may have Turing pardoned, we can then move to have all the others pardoned in time?

Or is it a virtue now to have sour-grapes when we don't get what we want in a time frame less than a quarterly business cycle?

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