Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, gunman killer that killed 12 students last week in Rio de Janeiro, left videos where he says he is taking revenge for having been bullied and for all other bullying victims.
Human-Stupidity does not defend serial killers. But, everyone should have a right to physical safety. Physical abuse like being dumped into garbage cans, dunked into toilets, or getting tripped, punched, glasses broken clearly needs to be prevented.
These behaviors are clearly criminal and would carry jail sentences if perpetrated among adults and tried in court. Of course, they are another example that violent crime, and crime against males, does not get the same legal and press attention as sex crimes (or criminalized normal consensual sexual behavior).
In My 12 year old daughter brutally attacked by refugee boys at school. we quoted specialists saying that an essential element in bullying prevention is the interference of the silent majority, who should stop and discourage bully behavior.
"The fight that many brothers in the past have died for and that I will die for is not exclusively because of what is known as bullying. Our fight is against cruel, cowardly people who take advantage of kindness, innocence and weakness of people unable to defend themselves," he said. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/04/13/brazil.school.shooting/
He praises some other serial killers, but also a just slightly violent Casey Hines, a boy that violently body-slammed a school mate after getting punched the fourth time in a row and whose video went viral (see below).
A Brazilian gunman who shot dead 12 children at his former school in Rio de Janeiro last week before killing himself was motivated by bullying, letters he wrote have revealed.
The messages left by Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 23, were released by police along with videos and photos.
In them, he praises a US student who killed 32 people in 2007, calling him his "brother".