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Jared Remy and the cycle of violence

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Jared Remy was invincible.

“The king of second chances,” my colleague Eric Moskowitz calls him, in today’s devastating, investigation into this sick and terrifying man’s past. Remy wasn’t worthy of one chance, let alone the countless breaks his victims, parents and judges gave him.

Look at the nauseating catalog of his attacks over 17 years, and you can’t avoid the conclusion that something is terribly wrong with our justice system. In the wake of Martel’s murder last August, we’ve focused on the failure of prosecutors and a judge to see Remy as a potential killer, releasing him after Martel failed to appear in court to renew a restraining order, freeing him to kill her the next day.

But the failures began long before last summer.

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