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08/13/2004 Archived Entry: "Weirdness on Pitcairn Island"

THE WHOLE PITCAIRN ISLAND STORY IS SO BIZARRE. Not only the pre-emptory confiscation of guns, but all of it. Culture clash of major proportions on a tiny island that was already one very odd place. Imagine a trial where 1/6 of the entire population -- your neighbors and relatives, all -- was on trial for sex crimes. And where the defendants claimed their deeds weren't crimes but the cultural norm.

Somebody should make a movie.

Posted by Claire @ 09:12 AM CST

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