The Bible verse, "Thus shalt not suffer (allow) a witch to live" in Exodus 22:18 has long been a burden for Wiccans, but it’s a Medieval mistranslation (which may have even been intentional)–it REALLY should read, "Thou shalt not suffer a POISONER to live." This just goes to show how long poison has been with us as a form of (often secret) murder. It’s an ancient way to kill someone, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still in use.
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A few months ago, the French government complained that eBay was auctioning Nazi memorabilia, which is illegal in France. Now New York wants to ban the sale of murder memorabilia, such as strands of a murder’s hair or artifacts recovered from a crime scene. The legislation was prompted by people trying to sell debris from the World Trade Center towers, as well as the bullet-riddled front door of shooting victim Amadou Diallo. Debris from the crashed Columbia shuttle has also been for sale. “It’s disturbing, to say the least, that some individuals would seek to profit from crime scene souvenirs,” says New York Assemblyman Patrick Manning, who is sponsoring the bill.
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