The Limits of (My) Compassion

Forgive my venom, but I’m having trouble being equanimous at the moment.

Piece-of-human-garbage Ariel Castro – who held Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive for over a decade – committed suicide in his prison cell tonight.

Even in circumstances more humane than he granted them on their least tortured day, he couldn’t bear captivity 1/120th as long as they did. Such an easy escape for someone who deserved to live through every day of his 1000-year sentence.

I’m all the more moved by his victims’ bravery in the face of his abject cowardice. And that’s about the best face I can put on how I feel.

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