It is now 5:50 PM EST. Zero hour for Martin Grossman minus 10 minutes. If an absolute נס נסתר occurs and he is still alive an hour from now I will bl"n delete this post. But, if as I predicted, he is gone I'd like to ask the Kharedi Press, J-Bloggers and s'tam cofee room or Mikva schmoozers; PLEASE spare us the posthumous encomiums.
If you want to continue debating death penalties or insanity pleas be my guest. If you'd like to praise or critique the frum and/or civil liberties communities for their actions or inactions...shkoyakh. But for the love of G-d don't fall into the trap of אחרי מות....קדושים-אמור. Please save praise and admiration for those who've earned it. To do otherwise devalues it when applied to the truly deserving.
It's hard enough to read fluff piece hagiographies that invariably make מלאכי עליון קדושים מרחם אמם out of rambunctious Jewish kids who grew up to, takkeh, be Gedolim and Tzadikim. But it's ekelhoftig to read the same about dysfunctional violent messed up Jewish kids who grew up to be ganovim and Rotzkhim.