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Woman denied food stamps kills self, shoots children
Reuters ^ | 12/6/11 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on 12/06/2011 11:58:56 AM PST by null and void

A woman in the border city of Laredo, Texas who was angry because she had been denied food stamps killed herself and shot and critically wounded her two children late on Monday.

The woman, whom he declined to identify, pulled out a handgun and started walking through the office, threatening several employees, he said.

She took an office supervisor hostage in a room in the office.

After two hours of negotiations, the woman allowed the male supervisor to go free, but she remained in the office with her two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.

"About 11:45 last night, she hung up the phone with negotiators, and a little bit later, negotiators heard three shots, what had happened was that she had shot each of her children once and herself once."

The children were airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio in extremely critical condition. The mother was dead at the scene.

The woman, who was from Ohio, arrived in Laredo about eight months ago and had lived with her children in several locations around the city.

"We're still trying to track down exactly what happened with the case. As you can probably imagine, I think she had a lot of other issues she was dealing with as well."

She also said the commission will look at what it needs to do to ensure its offices are safe for staff and the public. She said there was an unarmed security guard on duty on Monday at the Laredo office, where Texans can go to apply for food stamps and other programs.

"This is the kind of thing you hear of happening in other places, but not in our quiet home town," Baeza said.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: casualtyoffeminism; foodstamps; nannystate; poorchildren
If you can't feed 'em...
1 posted on 12/06/2011 11:59:00 AM PST by null and void
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To: null and void

Liberal whack job from Ohio.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 12:00:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: null and void

Where’s the father? Sad for the children, too many end up with an abusive, and potentially murderous parent.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 12:01:37 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: null and void
She also said the commission will look at what it needs to do to ensure its offices are safe for staff and the public.

Simple. Just put up "No Guns Allowed" signs like they do at post offices and other gov. buildings. That should take care of it.

4 posted on 12/06/2011 12:03:40 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: JDW11235

I asked “Where’s the father?” meaning, if there is a father, why isn’t he paying for his children to eat and not the taxpayers. Was he a criminal, dead, a deadbeat, or did this woman even know who he was, I wonder what combination of the above. Though, that having been said, he’s not responsible for this whacko woman’s behavior.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 12:04:20 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: null and void
That is sad. To bad she didn't shoot herself first. The kids might have had a chance.
6 posted on 12/06/2011 12:04:55 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: Tenacious 1

That is sad. I imaging that those poor children may never fully recover. Thank God (literally), that children are given an enormous capacity to survive and heal. I hope these two do.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 12:07:03 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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Please ignore my typos, apparently, I cannot type today.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 12:08:25 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: null and void

I expect to see a lot more of this type of behavior in the coming months and years.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 12:10:18 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: null and void

Who would move to Laredo, was this woman an illegal alien with a couple of anchor children?


10 posted on 12/06/2011 12:10:22 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: null and void; All

Meet your new Liberal heroine, folks.

This fits RIGHT IN TO THE NARRATIVE.

By next week, the lib media will have painted this woman as some kind of hero. WATCH AND LEARN.


11 posted on 12/06/2011 12:10:55 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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"The 38-year-old woman entered the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office in downtown Laredo on Monday afternoon and demanded to speak to a supervisor, said investigator Joe Baeza of the Laredo Police Department.

The woman, whom he declined to identify, pulled out a handgun and started walking through the office, threatening several employees, he said."

I am looking forward to her being identified.The story is crap without her identity.

12 posted on 12/06/2011 12:13:10 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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Pray for her kids. I hope they’ll survive.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 12:16:28 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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Damn! If only she could have held out until Husseins 2nd term then she could have had a new kitchen, a new Volt, and never have to worry about money again!


14 posted on 12/06/2011 12:16:33 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: tcrlaf

They’ll certainly paint her as a victim.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 12:17:19 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: null and void

Pray for her kids. I hope they’ll survive.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 12:17:34 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: null and void
Woman denied food stamps kills self, shoots children
But not necessarily in that order.
17 posted on 12/06/2011 12:17:54 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Doc Savage
...If only she could have held out until Husseins 2nd term then she could have had a new kitchen, a new Volt, and never have to worry about money again!

Because she would've burned to death?

18 posted on 12/06/2011 12:19:46 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Candor7

I’ll give you 10 to 1 odds that she is of an ethnicity which it isn’t politically correct to identify in cases of this nature.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 12:20:07 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: junta

Who would move to Laredo
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That’s what I was thinking. What a h*ll hole.
‘Quiet home town’- as one citizen said?
Laredo has been the scene of many drug related murders and violence.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 12:21:29 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: null and void

I suspect the marxists running the country will pull a food stamp stunt to create mayhem at the opportune moment.


21 posted on 12/06/2011 12:23:26 PM PST by Rebelbase
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I’ll give you 10 to 1 odds that she is of an ethnicity which it isn’t politically correct to identify in cases of this nature.

I'll bite. To be more specific, and politically incorrect, it seems to me that certain crimes (the crazy ones) tend to be committed by Anglos. I'm thinking of those women who kill their kids.

22 posted on 12/06/2011 12:24:17 PM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Rebelbase

Count on it.


23 posted on 12/06/2011 12:26:48 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1050 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: null and void

Any mention of the woman’s race? I ask because I personally know of two white families who qualify at every level and were denied into the program. This is in a city of 35% black population. Have not ever heard of any Black folk being denied into the program.

Am curious as to if my observation applies to this case.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 12:27:17 PM PST by Rebelbase
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I think if you decide to kill yourself and to try to kill your kids just because you got shaken off the government teat, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your approach to life. I’m sorry for her family and truly hope her kids recover fully.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 12:30:26 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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