Oh, you think they are just as upset as Swartz's parents?
Everyone else refers to the average person, or more so if you want to be technical, the average emotional response..
I'd rather believe that they saw him like a target to be scalped, bullied into submission by plea bargain. I don't know why, maybe because US prosecutors have a history of treating the accused like targets to be scalped, and bullied into submission by plea bargain?
Books have actually written on this subject, why don't you have a look? Here are some references:
Finally, don't expect me to re-interpret the idiotic opinions that you post as something really profound, because my mind reading powers are as awful as yours.
Express yourself clearly instead.
And don't call me a child - that's ad-hominem, jackass.
"Plausible" means "likely", not "tcuk positing something that can't be proved impossible".
The term you're looking for is "clutching at straws".