Crime & Punishment – The Karma of Ariel Castro

Late last night, convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro died after he hung himself in his prison cell, according to the Ohio Department of Correction.

Many people think of Karma as “What goes around, comes around”, and this is certainly the case in this tragedy that almost destroyed the lives of three beautiful young women, and an innocent child, brought up in an atmosphere of beatings, rape, chains and other horrible actions by Ariel Castro.

I would not waste one minute of sympathy for a man that was a monster, whether he was diagnosed or not.  We see him as a monster, for the last ten years, he probably saw himself as a Master of the Universe.  He saw what he wanted and took it, without one thought for the victims he was torturing.

He imprisoned them – he was himself imprisoned and confined to a small cell.
He tortured them – and he was tortured by loss of his young child, loss of any companionship, and tortured by his own thoughts of what he had lost by his own actions.

He almost killed them, and in the end, he killed himself, rather than live with the loss of his victims, the renunciation by his family, the loss of his reputation, the loss of the support of his brothers, and probably, the loss of his own self-respect.

Just a warning to others who like to hurt, torture, control, and imprison others, Karma is alive and well in the universe, and sometimes it comes around sooner than you think!




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Caroline Ramsey-Hamilton is a leading expert in assessing security risk in both information security and facilities security including security risk assessments, active shooter and security risk assessments for hospitals and healthcare organizations, cybersecurity, nuclear security, and also auditing, analyzing and measuring compliance with all major security standards, like DHS, FEMA 426-428, The Joint Commission, HIPAA Security & Privacy Rules, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and OSHA 3148 for Preventing Workplace Violence. And including both C-TPAT and CFATS. She is currently working on a universal set of easy security tools that will make it easy to assess risk in a variety of companies, agencies and business. Her company, Risk & Security LLC, works with more than 500 clients around the world using a program that standardizes site surveys and assessments and makes it easier to compare facilities and measure their level of security. She posts breaking security & risk alerts at She's also an animal lover and tree hugger, and musician who loves dogs, horses, kitties, house rabbits, parrots, and especially beagles! I support and other animal rescue organizations and work toward a more peaceful and green world.

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