17 Dec '11, 8pm

Sea Shepherd :: Medieval Justice for Dolphin Defender at the Cove: via @AddThis

Medieval Justice for Dolphin Defender at the Cove On July 13th 1699, an English widow named Felicity Comon was accused of witchcraft by a neighbor. The English legal authorities threw her into the River Thames to see if she would swim or drown. If she swam she would be considered guilty and if she drowned she would be considered innocent, the reasoning being that God would reject her because of her guilt and would prevent her from drowning. However the English Courts were more than fair and allowed her an appeal, which consisted of tossing her into the River Thames a second time on July 19th. Unfortunately for the widow Comon, she failed to drown, but lest there be any doubt they tossed her back into the river and again the stubborn woman was rejected by God and once again swam to the shore into the waiting arms of her captors. She was taken back to the Tower of London and...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2011...

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