From USA Today:
Nikolas Cruz, the teen accused of killing 17 people in a shooting rampage at a Florida high school last month, is attracting an avalanche of mail from fans offering friendship, encouragement and sexually provocative photos.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel obtained hundreds of pages of photocopies of letters and photos sent to Cruz, 19, who is being held while awaiting trial on a litany of charges including 17 counts of first degree murder.
“No one else is dealing w/your demons, meaning maybe defeating them could be the beginning of your meaning, friend,” an 18-year-old from New York wrote in a letter decorated with pink hearts. “I know you could use a good friend right now. Hang in there and keep your head up.”
A woman from Chicago sent Cruz nine photos, including a photo in a bikini, one of her cleavage and another of her posterior. A Texas woman commented on his “beautiful” eyes and “handsome” freckles.
Cruz is on suicide watch and is not permitted to receive mail, most of which is opened by jail officials. Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office is representing Cruz, told the Sun Sentinel he has never seen so much mail for a defendant in his 40 years as a public defender.
“We read a few religious ones to him that extended wishes for his soul and to come to God,” Finkelstein said, “We have not and will not read him the fan letters or share the photos of scantily clad teenage girls.”
Steven Dubovsky, the University at Buffalo chair of Psychiatry who has studied mass shootings, says some people get a kind of “notoriety and fame by association” with heinous killers.
“Anybody with real relationships or any firm grasp on reality is not going to engage in this behavior,” Dubovsky said. “You have people who have no real gratification in life.”
Cruz is not the first mass murderer to draw a rabid fan following. Charles Manson, who died in prison in November, was briefly engaged in 2014 to a woman who ran the website Release Charles Manson Now.
“It’s like hanging out with a rock star or being a groupie,” Dubovsky said. “There are a lot of groupies around. So they are murder groupies instead of a rock star groupies.”
Finkelstein said he worries that young people are looking up to Cruz: “That scares me. It’s perverted.”
Violence is a very strong attraction for women. This is rooted in the ‘protector’ type instinct in women. The only thing we would argue about is the ‘degree’ to which violence is sexy. Some women think killers are sexy. Some women love when their boyfriend beats them. Some women only love to be protected using violence. Of course, many would draw the line somewhere and call women who love killers or women who love to get beat crazy, but the fact still remains.
One of the things I think that is good for young men and husbands is to learn how to fight. Sign up for a Krav Maga classes or other types of fighting courses. Extra credit for doing it with your wife or girlfriend so they can see the ferocity and the strength of men (including yourself) compared to women.
Men who know how to fight carry themselves differently than men who don’t.
It’s always good to have male strength on your side in this day and age and will likely make it easier for your wife to submit to your leadership.