Saturday, November 01, 2008

Witch Watch.

Petitions calling for the pardon of those executed in the UK's witch trials are being handed to the UK and Scottish governments.

About 400 people in England and 2,000 in Scotland were executed following accusations of witchcraft in the 16th and 17th centuries
Obviously as there are no such thing as witches these people were innocent. They were usually just the local medieval equivalents of Mystic Meg or Gillian McKeith so they were kind of asking for it.

Pardoning people 500 years on seems like a waste of time perhaps it would be better if instead we learnt from the mistakes of that era and could rid of legal processes that are designed so that it is impossible to clear one's name.

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