It's an old adage that says, "Why do good girls love the bad boys?" Well there is no shortage of fools in the world, and no place with more of them than good old EurAbia.
In this instance, it is a group of supremely naive Euro women who have 'fallen in love' with death row inmates.
Romina Deeken, interviewed for the story, travels from Germany to visit her 'inmate' .... here's her photo from her company's webite:
Here's a picture of her from the Dallas News story, complete with a visage saddened with hurt and a tear running down her cheek.
"Ms. Deeken, who works for a media company in Germany, says she knows the deal – some death row inmates manipulate European women for sport, sexual stimulation and money – just like men on the outside.
The death penalty, Ms. Deeken said, is a barbaric punishment in a flawed U.S. justice system.
"Everybody has a right to fair trial, but he never had that," she said, referring to her pen pal. "The fact that he is black – well, there is a lot of discrimination. I know blacks are treated unfairly."
LIke the majority of her European compatriots, they buy the lie that our major media outlets sell: Black are oppressed by a system of racial discrimination that is intent on one thing - to keep blacks in their place and denies them "justice."
I've spent time in Europe, and over a few glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon with a Parisienne, it was like the guy had memorized the NYTimes. He just kept spewing the crap that he'd read in our newspapers: America is an inherently racist country, full of gun-toting cowboys, that is run by an elite group of Republican business-men.
Of course, I corrected his deeply misguided ideas.
I know many famous death row prisoners have had women flocking to them like bees in a field of chrysanthemums. Even Ted Bundy had conjugal visits, and even married a woman while in prison. Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker, received 100 letters per week and got married while on death row. The article goes on to highlight that a woman is working on a book that will attempt to explain the mechanism behind these poor souls who reach out to the worst people in our society - and fall in love with them.
Clearly these women have deep emotional problems, and the good doctor says that it can all be tied back to a history of physical and sexual abuse in their families of origins.
As PT Barnum said, there's a sucker born every minute. These amateurs are being played by some true professionals.