I don't wish for anyone to die.
But death is, as they say, inevitable. When someone who was responsible for real, tangible suffering dies, we should not commit the further crime of bullying those affected into submission, playing off of a feigned respect for the deceased. Instead, we should join them in making sure the legacies of these misguided, heartless, or otherwise damaged human beings are framed in the correct light - not whitewashed - and their crimes laid out for all to see.
It's never "too soon" to tell the truth. If anything, it is too late for those who thought that perhaps they could see justice prevail in their lifetimes.
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