I was sure you were being facetious, and I thought you were making a good point through it. But now you're just making those who support Aaron's cause look like lunatics.
The narrative trend from those who are vilifying MIT seems clear to me. First MIT "called in the Feds" in a heavy-handed move to take down this freedom fighter. Well, OK, they just brought in the Cambridge police to investigate a suspicious character creeping in the network closets and guarding his face from the security cameras. But they DEFINITELY pushed the prosecution to hound Aaron to his death! Well, OK, technically they didn't request prosecution and actively told the prosecutor that they sought no punishment. But, they REALLY gave the prosecution preferential treatment!
This "preferential treatment" is the last tenuous thread in the idea that MIT meant Aaron special harm, and it just doesn't have the punch of the earlier allegations. Even if the preferential treatment is true, I'm not even sure they should be embarrassed about it. While years in prison is a ridiculous, you might think that MIT would want SOME sort of deterrent for someone breaking into network closets and getting them kicked off JSTOR.
The bottom line for me is that even Aaron knew what he was doing was illegal, and that if he were caught he would have to face some kind of repercussions. He hid from the security cameras, he snuck around in network closets after hours and camouflaged his planted laptops. When caught, he actually ran from the MIT police. This whole case is terribly sad, and it's made sadder by the fact that Aaron never actually had a day in court. The mental illness side of this story has been buried by people with agendas, and that doesn't do Aaron's memory any good.