Connecticut Pardons People Executed For Witchcraft
too little, too late: something has happened after the time when it could have been useful or meaningful
The state senate of Connecticut voted to pardon people executed for witchcraft in the 1600s. Some people might say it’s too little, too late. These executions happened hundreds of years ago. But the lawmakers decided that the relatives of these men and women deserve justice.
There was one person who voted against the pardon. Senator Rob Sampson suggested that they might be guilty. “I would not dare to suggest that I know any better because I’ve not studied these folks,” Sampson said. “I certainly wasn’t present, and none of us were.” He also said that it’s not their job to question old trials. Senator Matt Lesser believes it is their duty to fix past wrongs. He said, “It is an injustice for people at any time in history to have been executed for a crime that simply should not exist.”
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