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  1. reflexblue

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    Good, one down many to go. No one has to worry about this guy walking the streets in April any longer. To bad they didn't release the name of the guy who did society a favor, i'd send a donation to his canteen fund.

    Mass. inmate dies after fight in prison|WWLP.com

    Authorities say a man convicted of child rape serving his sentence in the Bridgewater Treatment Center has died following an altercation with another inmate.

    The Plymouth district attorney's office said in a statement that 47-year-old Joseph Harlow was found unresponsive early Tuesday afternoon following the altercation. He was taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton where he was pronounced dead at about 1:45 p.m.
     
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    What he said .............................. :ditto:
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    Me too. I hope the end was painful and drawn-out. Also hope that while he was there he was the prison doorknob.
     
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    I would also like to donate the the killers canteen fund.

    I wish they would get rid of protective custody for the skinners.
    If you do the crime, you need to do your time in the general population.
     
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    Well said, guess this slug should have joined the NEA:

    Teachers Unions: The Child Molester’s Best Friend - Big Journalism


    Can't make this stuff up.
     
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    WOW, I didn't think it possible to find common ground.

    Maybe there is hope.
     
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    Leave it to conservatives to ignore the possibility that the death of this person may harm the victim. A victim of child abuse, sadly, often blames him/herself, no matter what others may say, and it's very possible that the victim of the rape may be a family member or friend who may now be blamed (unfairly) for this man's death. Children who are abused are often from homes where there is little sympathy for the victim. While his death may have satisfied you, the victim may very well pay a price. I realize most who posted in this thread are conservative, and perhaps that explains why the emphasis is on revenge rather than concern for the victim.
     
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    I just threw up in my mouth ... :bricks:

    Poor dead pr!ck just needed a hug ... I knew it.
     
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    Well since the rape occurred 14 years ago and the victim was 16, the victim would be ~30 now they should be mature enough to be happy the rapist will never harm anyone else.
     
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    First of all, there are several people from both sides who came to the same conclusion. You are the only one who seems to feel differently. Now, as far as how this will hurt the rape victim??? Your view of the world is so warped I'm not sure there's any hope for you. Seriously. In the reality the rest of us are in the victim is probably sleeping good for the first time tonight since the attack happened knowing that she will never be harmed again by that pervert. Oh, and its not revenge, its justice. You need to learn the difference
     
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    Sorry the victim already has paid a harmed, i can't see how that person would pay a price because her attacker was killed in prison. Who ever it is is probably relieved, i know i'm relieved that he won't be able to do it again.
     
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    That's not true. A child victim is very likely to blame him or herself. There has been tons of research on this problem. Here's a Wikipedia entry that discusses self-blame:

    Effects and aftermath of rape - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But, if you do a search on the subject in Google, you'll find a number of articles on this. It's an unfortunate consequence of this terrible kind of abuse. The death of the perpetrator causes revictimization and retraumatization.
     
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    Um, justice is what the court sentenced him to. We get "justice" from the legal system - and maybe from God.

    We do not get "justice" from a prisoner with a shank and a personal beef.
     
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    The victim would have been notified of his release date, they would suffer the same short term trauma as hearing he has been killed, on the day he would have been released.
     
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    Maybe this was justice handed out by God.
     
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    In general, depends on the situation. Abused children may feel responsible for breaking up their families, may feel that they provoked or invited the abuse, may feel that their purpose in life to relieve the stress of others, and so on. Some children heal no matter what, others may well heal with the death of the abuser, but many do not. It's a terribly complex issue for the victim, especially if that victim was abused at an age when s/he did not have the ability to reason like an adult. If this was a case where the abuser was a total stranger, the chances are better that the abuser's death served the welfare of the victim, but generally abusers are not strangers.
     
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    Then again.... Maybe the victim will finally get a good night sleep knowing
    that there is zero chance this monster will ever re-enter their life.
     
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    Whatever. This is the first night that the victim can close their eyes and NEVER have to worry about the guy getting out and harming them again EVER.
     
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    Kinda like a jailhouse jihaad?
     

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