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Gov. Sanford: First contrition, then redemption
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, January 20 2013 @ 12:39 PM EST
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'And former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford announced a bid for Congress,
saying: "We all hope for redemption." But before there is redemption,
there must be contrition -- something sorely missing from the prosecutors of
Aaron Swartz who, just days after Swartz's suicide, defended their actions as
"appropriate."'

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  • Google it - Authored by: Wol on Monday, January 21 2013 @ 04:19 PM EST
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Fixed ABA link
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Swartz wasn't mentally ill
Authored by: symbolset on Tuesday, January 22 2013 @ 12:53 AM EST

He was mentally different in a way we need but not mentally ill. He was gifted to see our situation from an objective view.

Mental illness is a euphemism for "crazy" that we don't use any more. He was not crazy. He just had insight into the reality of our situation and it made him sad to realize that not only did we accept it - we welcomed it.

He was depressed. You would be too if you had a US Attorney determined to send you to pound-me prison for the rest of your natural life. You would be too if you were trying to convey to ordinary folk why their law and science should be open to all, and gotten nothing but a blank look. Most folk depress me too, but I'm not crazy. Or maybe I am - but I'll wear that crazy as a badge proudly.

He killed himself. The US Attorney had done away with his ability to promote social change in this life with her case, and the certainty that she would prevail through the certain ignorance of his judge and jury. By killing himself he regained the power to effect the change he craved - not for him, but for us. That's not crazy. That's martyrdom.

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