Someone who is tortured deserves compassion. However, someone tortured does not deserve compassion if they pass forward the torturing they learned onto others. This person needs to be held accountable, not to be allowed compassionate enabling. By doing this you can help them overcome what was done onto them. You may help reverse the distorted psychology therein which gave them permission to be reckless, because of their pain. You may plant the seed that can help teach them how to stop the cycle.