Black Parenting : Family Tragedy

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  1. Astrologer4U

    Astrologer4U Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Job Loss Leads To Tragic End


    Picture of the family






    LOS ANGELES (Jan. 28) - In one upstairs bedroom, the bodies of twin 2-year-old boys were found beside their dead mother. In another bedroom, 5-year-old twin girls and their 8-year-old sister lay next to their lifeless father.
    Officers discovered the horrific scene after rushing to a home in Wilmington, prompted by the father's distraught letter faxed to a TV station describing a "tragic story" and a call to authorities.

    Police believe Ervin Lupoe, 40, killed his five children and his wife before turning the gun on himself. Both adults were recently fired from their hospital jobs.
    "Why leave our children in someone else's hands?" Lupoe wrote in his letter faxed to KABC-TV. The station posted the letter on its Web site with some parts redacted.
    The station called police after receiving the fax, and a police dispatch center also received a phone call from a man who stated, "I just returned home and my whole family's been shot." Police are unsure who the male caller was, but they suspect it was the father.
    Officers rushed to the home in Wilmington, a small community between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the bodies.
    All the victims were shot in the head, some multiple times, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. The killings may have occurred between Monday evening and early Tuesday, based on neighbors' accounts of firecracker sounds, he said.
    Although the fax — addressed to "whom it may concern" and explaining "why we are dead" — asserted that the wife, Ana Lupoe, planned the killings of the whole family, police Lt. John Romero said Ervin Lupoe was the suspect. A revolver was found next to his body.
    It was the fifth mass death of a Southern California family by murder or suicide in a year. Police urged those facing tough economic times to get help rather than resort to violence.

    The letter indicated that Lupoe and his wife had been under investigation for misrepresenting their employment to an outside agency in order to obtain childcare. He claimed that an administrator told the couple on Dec. 23: "You should not even had bothered to come to work today you should have blown your brains out."



    The rest of the story...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/27/ervin-antonio-lupoe-kills_n_161446.html


    The alleged letter that the father wrote can be viewed at this link...
    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/28/the-bad-economy-didnt-murder-the-lupoe-family/






    Video and pictures of the family...
    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=11740940
     
  2. Astrologer4U

    Astrologer4U Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Are things always as they seem?

    I began thinking about this man Ervin Lupoe, killing his family, how can a black man do something like this? Is it because he thinks he can't raise his children without a job? I would think so, if that is the real reason why he killed his family. Or did he really kill his family?


    I saw this video I am getting ready to post, some time back, and I got to wondering why this other man was doing this to his children. Then I thought, did he do this to his children also because he could not feed them? I am getting that idea because one of the eldest siblings says "I will take care of him"

    Or, is this a fake re enactment? Who wants to believe that indigenous people bury their children alive? Especially when we know that white people search for or seek out to create the illusion that people of color or indigenous back ground, are savage beast. This world is so confusing...


    This is one of the many disturbing comments posted about this video...

    "I never thought I'd say this but any country that allowes such actions on its terretory doesnt deserve independence and needs to be colonized. They have abandoned their rights as humans in pursuit of faith!! Even Nazi's gave relatively better reasons for human extermination."


     
  3. Da Street So'ja

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    yea


    sad right? i plan on covering this in tonite's chat
    as well

    it's all part of "Extenuating Circumstances"
     
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    This system is killing us - literally! SMH!

    This is truly heartbreaking. Desperate times for some families sometimes call for desperate measures but to kill one’s whole family? SMH! There have been many cases of family killings due to economic & financial hardship in this system with the pressures of debt and a bleak future not knowing how you are going to support and feed your family. It is designed this way intentionally. More & more of us are being affected by this current financial crisis, but killing self and family is no solution.

    As I said in another post: In this economic slavery we need to be discussing ways on having provisions and what we will do if we lose our homes - can we build our own houses? if there is no food - can we grow our own crops and food. What will we do if we have no electricity, no water, no heat? Will we be able to generate water systems, wind power, solar power? We seriously need to be coming together for these are real problems affecting us all. Shoot, right now in this cold country (both the people & weather) I can't even afford to put on my heating because fuel bills keep rising. So we wrap up in sleeping bags & duvets with a nice hot water bottle. It's so cosy!!

    But for real, we also need to get back to our divine Ancestral ways of cultivating spiritual union and traditional paradigms in communal values.

    Love, Peace!
     
  5. Zulile

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    Astrologer4U - it is an reenactment - that is a clip from a movie called Hakani, filmed in 'documentary style'. It has been challenged by a strong multitude of Amazonian organizations in Brazil as it misrepresents and severely overinflates an issue - some others claim it is yet another tool for Xtian fanatics to spread their word, as Hakani was rescued by missionaries..

    Regardless, one should bear in mind infantcide is not uncommon all over the world, the USA itself ranked #11 of infant deaths (ages 1-4) during the late 60's... 1 in every 22 murder victims was a child - fortunately the availability of abortions increases, as I'd shudder to think of what the stats today would reveal. People still shaking their babies to death on the regular.

    It is tragic, the man who wiped out his family, but we are wrong to think this is a white disease that Black folk have adopted. It isnt - what we have adopted is the mindset and culture which rejects the notion that we will kill our own as a matter of (what appears to be) survival. Although methods may differ, we do it all the time, all over the world, for a wide variety of reasons and we now, within our euro/xtain mindsets, judge such killings on some imaginary moral high ground.

    It isnt so much that this man lost his job, in as much as he lost his community - we are partly to blame for that!

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow....however it's so sad and very deeply disturbing indeed a bad tragedy

    This kinda stuff hurts our society we live in,it's going under fast and taking us right long with it.....
    silent prayer to the family
     
  7. Astrologer4U

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    Yes we are, I totally agree.
     
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    True!! Just as General/Elder Claude Anderson has said we have no communities just neighborhoods and there is a difference between a community and neighborhood.
     
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