1. The shame of asking for food stamps and not getting them. Basically her honour was hurt twice.. first by asking and then getting a no. You might call it being desperate, but being desperate is one thing but then getting turned away? How does that not hurt ones "honour" on a subconscious level at least?
2. Killing her children is either to shield them from that shame of what she did or to shield them from the shame of a mother that would kill herself. Also very much honour based violence.
Tell me.. would you be more willing to accept it as an honour killing if you knew it was a Muslim that did the crime?
The little girl, Ramie, has now died of her injuries. She may have predicted her death on Facebook when she posted "may die 2day" hours before her mother shot her. The kids' father was flying down from Montana. His mother says Rachelle Grimmer had a history of mental problems.
Rachelle Grimmer mentally unsound, former mother-in-law says | Zanesville Times Recorder | zanesvilletimesrecorder.com
Tragic all the way around. These children should have been separated from their mother by either family or a state (since she seemed to move a lot). Being libertarian, I think state involvement should be minimized wherever possible, but certainly not for the reasonable protection of younger children.
A screaming comes across the sky.
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U.S. News - Child shot in Texas welfare standoff diesChild shot in Texas welfare standoff dies
By The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO -- Authorities say a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office has died.
Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Ramie Grimmer died Wednesday at a San Antonio hospital. Her 10-year-old brother was in critical condition.
Their mother, Rachelle Grimmer, was found dead Monday inside a state welfare office in Laredo. Authorities say the 38-year-old killed herself after shooting her children during a seven-hour standoff with police.
RIP Little one, may your journey to heaven be swift and the reunion with Jesus comforting.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
The article I read the other day stated that she was originally denied due to a lack of necessary paperwork. The case worker scheduled a follow up meeting to discuss this issue but the mother never showed up. That was in AUGUST. In NOVEMBER she charged into the HHS office and held everybody hostage for hours, then tried to kill her children before killing herself.
This woman's issues were entirely her own, and she took her kids down in a fit of (what I have to assume was) psychosis. This is a tragedy for the children, and for the people in that office who were part of the stand-off, and for the police who tried but failed to difuse the situation. For the mother, it is nothing more than bat-**** crazy behavior that might have been prevented had she followed through with the process as originally scheduled.
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