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Sep.
7th

Forget Castro’s cowardice, remember his victims’ courage

Before his name is thankfully lost to the passage of time, one more comment on the life and death of Ariel Castro.

Castro was the infamous kidnapper who held three women captive for a decade. Raping them repeatedly, and killing all but one of his illegitimate offspring, he was a monster without mercy, a jailer with the power of life and death.

Yet after ten years living in hell, his victims, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, pledged to live the rest of their lives free from Castro’s psychological grasp. How many of us could endure so much, could

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