This story is truly an insight into our often superficial society. Jeremy Meeks, 30, is considered by police to be “one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area.” However, his mug shot has gone viral with tens of thousands of “likes” as people gush over his movie-style good looks. Many women cannot see beyond the high cheek bones and blue eyes to see those six felony charges, including gang crimes.
The Stockton Police have been inundated with admirers and the mug shot appears to have become the ultimate poster bad boy. I recall the same happening with the Menendez brothers.
Meeks’ image has been shared by thousands who are marveling at his dreamy good looks. One wrote “Momma, I’m in love with a criminal.” If so, it will be unrequited love if he is convicted. He was one of four men taken into custody during Operation Ceasefire in Stockton with four firearms. He is being held on $900,000 bail.