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  •  Consider that his family is also in deep shock... (2+ / 0-)
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    Neuroptimalian, VClib

    ...and grief at the moment, and like you, are seeking explanation. Like any loved one in a time of sorrow, they are not necessarily the most objective witnesses.

    There's no question that the pursuit and prosecution of Swartz was disproportionate, but it would be unfaithful to him not to concede that he courted conflict, fought authority, and chose big stages on which to do it. Yes, he was very vulnerable in doing so, and the full story of that vulnerability is not merely a political story.

    'Fie upon the Congress' - Sen Bob Byrd

    by Maxwell on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:40:11 PM PST

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