The title of a recently released CNN article is “Ariel Castro’s lawyer says suicide NOT ‘happy ending‘ as victims remain silent” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/05/justice/ariel-castro-cleveland-kidnapper-death/index.html?hpt=hp_t3).
“The reactions to Ariel Castro’s death have ranged from TEARS (from Castro’s family members) to calling him A COWARD (prosecutor TIMOTHY MCGUINTY) to demands for an investigation. But the three women who suffered in his control for about decade remained silent”.
“Michelle Knight, Georgina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have not said a word about Castro’s death”.
“The man who SNATCHED THEM OFF THE STREET, CHAINED THEM in his house and RAPED THEM REPEATEDLY was found hanged in an Ohio prison Tuesday (September 3, 2013)”. “snatched them off the street, chained them in his house and raped them repeatedly” was surely HORRIFYING.
“Maria Castro-Montes, Castro’s cousin, said she cried when she heard the news and immediately thought of the victims. Would they be glad or angry about Castro’s death?” “I just hope these victims can MOVE PAST THIS NOW“. As we’ve seen, this is proving to be INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. “I know they wanted him to live out a life sentence, but really, WAS HE SUFFERING BEHIND BARS?” Castro made AMANDA BERRY GINA DEJESUS & MICHELLE KNIGHT “suffer” FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. “I mean, getting meals, SLEEPING IN A NICE, WARM, SOFT BED“. These were luxuries that Berry, Dejesus and Knight DID NOT have for the better part of a decade. “You know, those girls didn’t even have that luxury when they were being held captive in his home” obviously. “They were being RAPED. They were being TORTURED. They were being BEATEN“. This was their REALITY.
“The Cuyahoga County prosecutor (Timothy J McGuinty) had TOUGH WORDS in the wake of Castro’s death”. “These DEGENERATE molesters are COWARDS. “… This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for more than A DECADE“. This is A DAMNING CRITICISM.
“Castro WAS NOT a part of the general prison population, officials said”, because he was VIOLENT/ considered A THREAT.
In a statement, JoEllen Smith of the corrections department said: “He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes AT STAGGERED INTERVALS“. However “at staggered intervals” DOES NOT = AROUND THE CLOCK supervision. “A THOROUGH REVIEW of this incident is under way“. How long will this “thorough review” take?
“At least TWO investigations will be done, according to another corrections department statement”.
“The prison director commissioned a review team, to be made up of legal, medical, MENTAL HEALTH, security and operational professionals not directly involved in the incident, to analyze Castro’s death”. Castro clearly had SERIOUS “mental health” issues.
“But Castro attorney Craig Weintraub said more precautions against a possible suicide should have been taken”.
“Castro’s attorneys had requested permission for an independent forensic psychologist to evaluate their client, but were denied by officials, he said”.
“If Castro was BELIEVED to be suicidal, he should have been under stricter protection, he said”. “believed to be suicidal” is open to INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Some will see his death as “a HAPPY ending to this story, and a quick ending and JUSTIFIABLE. But WE’RE IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY and NO ONE SHOULD REALLY BE CELEBRATING THIS“. Ariel Castro certainly DOES NOT seem to be “civilized”. RAPE is certainly NOT “civilized”.
Finally, “As she addressed her abductor head on during his sentencing”, Michelle Knight said: “I CRIED every night. I was so ALONE. I WORRIED what would happen to me and the other girls every day. I WILL LIVE ON. YOU WILL DIE A LITTLE EVERY DAY“. This is what Berry, Dejesus and Knight HOPED would happen to Ariel Castro. This clearly WON’T be happening now with Castro’s suicide. So, we can see/understand why a significant proportion of people are arguing that Castro CHEATED a lifetime of suffering that he inflicted on those three young women.