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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RE[7]: PhilPotter
by Soulbender on Sun 21st Jul 2013 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: PhilPotter"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Only because they are forgotten about, not because a statement was made that no one else should be pardoned. If people choose to now, they can also get those people pardoned.


The point is, if the law was "wrong" then everyone convicted under it should be pardoned. There should be no need to petition for every individual to be pardoned.

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RE[8]: PhilPotter
by kwan_e on Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:30 in reply to "RE[7]: PhilPotter"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"Only because they are forgotten about, not because a statement was made that no one else should be pardoned. If people choose to now, they can also get those people pardoned.


The point is, if the law was "wrong" then everyone convicted under it should be pardoned. There should be no need to petition for every individual to be pardoned.
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And how does Turing's pardon prevent this?

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