The prosecutors killed Swartz.
I do find the difference in opinion that rises to the top of Slashdot discussions on various topics very interesting.
In this case, the overriding opinion is that the acts of the prosecutors are responsible for the death of Swartz.
However, in at least two other cases, that of Amanda Todd and Megan Meier, the overriding opinion in those Slashdot stories was that the person or people accused of bullying were not responsible for the deaths of the victims, as suicide victims usually have underlying issues.
The duality of Slashdot is very interesting, but so is how very different, very strong opinions and very opposing opinions can still rise to the surface.