State mulls bill to absolve those arrested under segregation laws MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Alabama lawmakers are considering pardoning hundreds, possibly thousands, of people who were arrested decades ago for violating Alabama's segregation laws. The idea of a mass pardon gained traction after the death last year of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who had refused to give up her bus seat to a white man half a century earlier. http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/16/alabama.pardons.ap/index.html ******* Some idiot in the MD legislature wants to compel (by legislation) the current Governor to "apologize" for slavery. Someone who had nothing to do with slavery, to people who never suffered under the actual institution. THIS, this proposed Rosa Parks Act, is IMHO what meaningful reparation is all about. I personally think it's a great idea. Any dissenters out there?