Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz joins panel discussions on exonerating CT witch trial victims

Panelists say exoneration represents the state's remorse for past injustices, especially to women.

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2023, 9:30 PM

Updated 422 days ago

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Connecticut is one step closer to exonerating the victims of the state's witch trials of the 17th century.
Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz joined advocates and historians for a panel discussion Wednesday on the importance of this resolution.
This comes after the state Judiciary Committee voted to advance a bill that would acknowledge the innocence of 34 residents who were convicted of witchcraft.
Panelists say exoneration represents the state's remorse for past injustices, especially to women.
"The Connecticut witch trials are not a story of witchcraft. They are a story of something much more sinister, a deep-rooted misogyny that has plagued our country for centuries," said Bysiewicz.
The House and Senate will add the bill to their calendars for a vote.


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