The Campaign For DA

7.19.2006

I Thought It Was Just A Monty Python Bit

From Newsweek: "With 300 years of hindsight, we all certainly can agree that trial by water is an injustice." - Virginia Gov Tim Kaine, in a letter informally pardoning Grace Sherwood, who, in 1706, was declared a witch after she was cast into a river and floated. Had she sunk and drowned, she would have been found innocent. (Story)