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Zachary Cruz, brother of Parkland shooter, arrested for alleged probation violation

Zachary Cruz, brother of Parkland shooter, arrested for alleged probation violation

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  • There are a lot of conflicting reports on the mental status of the Younger Cruz brother. A neighbor who grew up across the street said in an interview that Zachary was the cool skateboarder kid. He was popular and made friends easily, unlike his brother. Nikolas had developed a deep anger very early

    There are a lot of conflicting reports on the mental status of the Younger Cruz brother. A neighbor who grew up across the street said in an interview that Zachary was the cool skateboarder kid. He was popular and made friends easily, unlike his brother. Nikolas had developed a deep anger very early so Zachary was somewhat fearful of his older brother despite physically outgrowing him.

    Right now all we know for sure is that he is the victim of his brothers actions.

  • Zachary Cruz has hit a crossroads in his life. He can either learn from the grave mistakes his brother made or let the anger take hold of him as well. He is under intense scrutiny and playing fast and loose with his probation.

  • Police say Zachary Cruz had visited the Stoneman Douglas campus at least three times since the shooting. This is really odd behavior considering he is not a student.

    Investigators also made note during an interview with Zachary Cruz two days after the Parkland shooting, that there was a shotgun and

    Police say Zachary Cruz had visited the Stoneman Douglas campus at least three times since the shooting. This is really odd behavior considering he is not a student.

    Investigators also made note during an interview with Zachary Cruz two days after the Parkland shooting, that there was a shotgun and a rifle in his house.

    He falls into the same gray area of Nikolas - all the warning signs are there but the police can’t do much.

  • Zachary Cruz was ordered by a judge not to come within a mile of any school in which he was not enrolled. his arrest for violation of probation on the surface seems

    Zachary has been convicted of Grand Theft petty theft and criminal mischief in the past. he was voluntarily committed for a psychiatric

    Zachary Cruz was ordered by a judge not to come within a mile of any school in which he was not enrolled. his arrest for violation of probation on the surface seems

    Zachary has been convicted of Grand Theft petty theft and criminal mischief in the past. he was voluntarily committed for a psychiatric evaluation days after the February 14th shooting that his brother Nikolas has played guilty to. He reportedly has the same psychiatric red flags reported in his brother. Prosecutors say Zachary is infatuated with his older brother's notoriety and is even mentioned starting a fan club for the accused murderer.

  • A civil rights organization has just today filed a case against Broward County sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors and a judge for allegedly “torturing” Zachary Cruz, following his March 19 arrest for trespassing. The group claims Cruz’s constitutional rights were violated after authorities “conspired” to

    A civil rights organization has just today filed a case against Broward County sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors and a judge for allegedly “torturing” Zachary Cruz, following his March 19 arrest for trespassing. The group claims Cruz’s constitutional rights were violated after authorities “conspired” to keep him in jail by holding him on $500,000 bond for simple trespassing, a second-degree misdemeanor that typically brings a $25 bond. The suit also claims that Zachary was the victim of “an extortive campaign of intimidation because of the identity of his brother.”

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier.

  • Both share the same biological mother, but she gave them up for adoption when Zachary was only a few months old. After the shooting, Zachary had apparently told police that he often bullied Nikolas and felt guilty after the massacre. Nikolas was described as the favored brother, stoking resentment between

    Both share the same biological mother, but she gave them up for adoption when Zachary was only a few months old. After the shooting, Zachary had apparently told police that he often bullied Nikolas and felt guilty after the massacre. Nikolas was described as the favored brother, stoking resentment between them.

    Perhaps he is acting out, or perhaps he has a lot of deep resentment towards the world as well.

  • Zachary Cruz’s unusual behavior continues. When I originally read that he broke into Stoneman Douglas after the shooting to reflect on the aftermath, it could have reasonably be assumed he was trying to make sense and heal from the horrific acts perpetrated by his brother. However his continued violations

    Zachary Cruz’s unusual behavior continues. When I originally read that he broke into Stoneman Douglas after the shooting to reflect on the aftermath, it could have reasonably be assumed he was trying to make sense and heal from the horrific acts perpetrated by his brother. However his continued violations of proximity regulations laid out in his probation are extremely concerning. He seems more like a man with nothing left to lose, and that can be a very scary circumstance for the general public.

  • Repeatedly going onto the grounds of the school is disconcerting. Once, I could get. But, there’s some deep, underlying issue going on. He may in a bad place like his brother. It’s disconcerting.

  • The order of zero contact with the victims of his brother's crime makes me wonder if he has been harassing them. I would like more detail on that portion of the story.