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View Diary: Aaron Swartz' Death Is Our Legacy (262 comments)

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  •  How can you say it wasn't the right decision? (0+ / 0-)

    Remember, he was going to spend the rest of his life in prison (probably being anally raped at least once a month if not more often) and in such a case suicide might actually be rational.  I don't see how it is any different than a terminally ill patient choosing to end his/her own life rather than be screaming in agony for 20 hours a day straight.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:26:04 AM PST

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    •  No, the trial hadn't even started, so he certainly (0+ / 0-)

      wasn't found guilty and even if he was and sentence to actual prison, it would have been some place for non-violent offenders like a minimum security prison camp.  Suicide is not a rational response. It is a horribly tragic one.

      •  Where you go depends mainly on how long (0+ / 0-)

        your sentence is and since he would be spending 35 years (of which 85% is about 30) there it would have been maximum security.  Given he was 26, that would mean he would get out when he was 56 assuming he got out after serving the minimum 85% of the sentence.  What I don't get is why he didn't try to run (or even attack, though running would be the better option) given that he would have had nothing to lose as he wouldn't even be able to count on social security due to being in prison for 30 years.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 04:17:14 AM PST

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