Barbara Coe Ridicules Suicide of Undocumented High School Student Despondent Over His Legal Status

Barbara Coe is, if nothing else, at least true to the false friend of her name: barbaric. We have written many blog posts over the years tracking her vicious words, whether wishing death on President Barack Obama, ridiculing gays and Mexis (and gay Mexis!) and many, many more.

Yet the head witch of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform outdid herself this week with her treatment of the suicide of Joaquin Luna.

Good people in this country were shocked that Luna--an 18-year-old high school student from Texas--committed suicide recently andd left behind a note stating the reason: because he faced next-to-no future as an undocumented youth in country that refuses to accept such Americans as, well, Americans.

For Coe, however, it was just another "sicko yellow-belly coward illegal alien 'sob story,'" as she put it in a Tuesday email to her minions. "We wonder how law-abiding American citizen kids feel when they are denied ANY taxpayer funds for their college education while illegal alien lawbreakers  are awarded their  American   parents' tax dollars??? [Gustavo note: as usual, all italics, CAPS, space errors, underlined words and other grammatical Easter eggs in the original] This is just another PR stunt promoting an Illegal Alien AMNESTY...if this illegal alien kid was so mentally deranged he could not not live without American taxpayer 'freebees', so be it."

Way to get your devil wings there, Babs!

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Baron
Baron

Not an ounce of sympathy! All the anxiety of getting caught could be avoided by choosing to enter the US legally like millions of immigrants have done for years. It is a choice. No one is forced to cross the border illegally. Just stand at the border crossings and you see the thousands of people who cross LEGALLY every day. It is obvious that most people are willing and capable of doing it. The ones that don't choose to do it legally is because they do not respect the law and do not respect the US. Why should anyone welcome another who IS NOT HONEST OR RESPECTFUL unless they are of the same mindset. 

obbop
obbop

Not a lot of media attention when the despised USA citizens are tortured until dead within Mexico or the MANY murders of the despised USA citizens within their own country by the mega-millions of invaders.

Gabriel53
Gabriel53

Ms Cole might be a hater and at her age I would be carefull, because statiscally she is up in the years and then when her time comes up she will face the real justice that of God. Will pray for her that she sees the love of our creator so that her heart can be humbled

Daniel Wurzbacher
Daniel Wurzbacher

Really?  Kid kills self.  Kid's problem is...  Kid's problem is...  Kid's problem!  Not mine.  Not yours.  Kid's. 

Guest
Guest

"because he faced next-to-no future as an undocumented youth in country that refuses to accept such Americans as, well, Americans"It is sad that this child felt so desperate as to take his own life.  No matter what the circumstances there is always a better way.  With that said, he was not an American.  If he was not born here or Naturalized then he was not an American.  No matter how much you want to ignore that FACT it does not change anything or make black into white.  Just because I call myself a Canadian does not make it so if I am not really a Canadian citizen.  Start to deal in the realm of reality and maybe we will start to take you seriously.     

A Native American
A Native American

Whether you are for immigration reform or not, comments dehumanizing a lost young life are tasteless and debased and there is no place in civilized society for them especially as a public figure. It is quite sad that the young man felt the need to end his life over his status. I am with Gustavo on his opinion of this woman.

Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse

I don't see the problem. Lots of people who can't handle the ups and downs of life off themselves. Are we to feel guilt over each one of 'em? Not my problem.

Prime
Prime

Ron Paul 2012!!! vote!

Don't be a White-Guilt Libtard
Don't be a White-Guilt Libtard

DREAM Act not in suicide notes

By Lynn Brezosky, lbrezosky@express-news*net

Updated 12:48 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2011

MISSION — The recent suicide of an illegal immigrant fanned the flames of a controversial measure to legalize certain students who were sneaked into the country as children, prompting, among other things, a Friday morning ceremony in Los Angeles and a proclamation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

But in the 11 pages of suicide notes that Hidalgo County investigators released to the family of Joaquin Luna on Friday, there's not a single mention of immigration or of the failed federal Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, as was mistakenly reported by various news outlets.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said he could not release the notes, which an investigator found in a Bible, until the investigation confirmed the case indeed was a suicide.“What really bothers me is that there's somebody out there attempting to exploit this poor young man's decision to commit suicide and try to politicize it with failure of the DREAM Act and immigration issues,” Treviño said....http://www.mysanantonio*com/news/article/DREAM-Act-not-in-suicide-notes-2341291.php#ixzz1fhw3u6N0

mark schlager
mark schlager

I am a U.S Veteran who just returned from Iraq. I am sicked at how illegals have EXPLOITED our nation while we are at war overseas. Illegals in other countries are beaten, killed, imprisoned and are hated by legal citizens. We need to stop being KIND and compassionate. We are 15 trillions in debt because of the Federal Reserve System. Illegals get to go to college for free while other Americans who are already struggling fit the bill. As part of the military I am DISRESPECTED, ashamed, and betrayed watching my beautiful state go DOWN THE DRAIN. Border security NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gimmie a break
Gimmie a break

Hey Mexcrement:

New Details Emerge about 'Dream Act Suicide'

by Erika Flores

Posted: 11.29.2011 at 6:23 PM

http://www.valleycentral*com/news/story.aspx?list=195030&id=691916#.Tt0htErUM5I

New details are emerging surrounding the death of an 18-year-old who committed suicide this weekend.Joaquin Luna’s death has captured national attention after the family told Action 4 News Joaquin killed himself over immigrant concerns and the Dream Act.On Tuesday, sources close to the investigation reached out to Action 4 News claiming that is simply “not true.”They said the suicide letters left behind did not mention Luna’s concerns over the Dream Act or his immigration status.Sources went on to tell Action 4 News Joaquin left behind eight to nine letters each dedicated to people close to him including his sisters, brothers and even his best friend.Action 4 News asked the family about the claims.They admit, they haven’t seen the letters, but said they’re sticking to their belief that he committed suicide because he feared his future as an undocumented immigrant.Luna’s cousin told Action 4 News before Joaquin took his life Friday night, he had mentioned he wanted a better life but couldn’t have one because of his legal status.But Joaquin was an “A,” “B” student at Juarez-Lincoln High School and Principal Clem Garza said staff saw a different side of Joaquin.She said he never mentioned the Dream Act or showed signs that he didn’t believe he would be able to attend college or have a career."The signs that he exhibited were 'I'm determined to make it'" said Garza.Garza showed us his college essay and even an email sent by Joaquin earlier this month indicating his plans to send the essay to different universities in hopes of getting scholarships.The school counselor told us he was still in the process of sending those essays.Staff and students remain baffled as to why he would take his life.They said he had shown motivation and determination to go to college and become an engineer no matter what.

Dmaison
Dmaison

And she probably does this in the name of Jeebus. What a hate-mongering witch.

norag60
norag60

thanks for bringing this forward. these hurtful words portray her true evilness. she must hate life.

prairiewoman
prairiewoman

Gustavo, does it ever depress you, reading the people who read your column? You know the ones I mean.

Go Home Illegals
Go Home Illegals

It is a sad story, but at least he understood that he had no real future here. The writer ddin't say, but did he leave behind a any kids? Afterall, he was 18 and Mexican. So, he probably had two already and a third on the way.

norag60
norag60

are you really so disconnected? how can you not feel for a human being going through such turmoil he feels no way out, especially so young? if you are still young i hope age gives you wisdom. some day you may procreate and hopefully you won't pass on this inhumanity you carry peace

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

There's a difference between feeling guilt and being a complete and utter horse's behind about it. Apparently Coe doesn't know the difference.

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

gustavo,. care to retract your story, as any decent journalist would do?  or would you rather just write deragotary and racist comments, just as if you were still in high school...

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

You're simply never going to secure the border. It is too long, too remote, and we'd spend ourselves down yet another hole trying to do it.

Undocumented people HERE are beaten, killed, imprisoned and hated by legal citizens.

Where do you see that undocumented immigrants get to go to college for free? Plenty of citizens and legal immigrants also go to college for free. That's what happens with a need-based scholarship system.

And what on earth does the Federal Reserve system have to do with immigration? You're raving.

Guest
Guest

In what ways are we being "KIND and compassionate?" And how does the federal reserve system impact how illegals get to go to school for free?

mitch young
mitch young

Dude, doesn't help our cause to insult people gratuitously, especially those probably around 30% of 'Latinos' who believe in border control and the rule of law.

Having said that, I figured something like this would emerge. Face it, if a political defeat trigger you into suicide, you have other problems going on.

909Jeff
909Jeff

At her age she better be!

Tehuanaechada
Tehuanaechada

probably 1 with your daughter.........didnt you know that? SANCHO!!!!!

Steven Alan McGaw
Steven Alan McGaw

That statement is jaw-dropping racist filth and comes as no surprise.

Scypher
Scypher

Suck a dick you fuckin douchebag faggot!

obbop
obbop

The FBI and other crime-reporting agencies lump in Hispanic/Latino/Chicano/etc. murders into the "white" category so what "race" is being discussed in your emotion-laden meaningless politically correct tripe-spewing likely implanted froth?

Guest
Guest

Why is it that, with your side, any comment that you do not agree with is considered racist?  Are you really that weak minded?  Or is it that you know that you can't argue your case from a strictly logical point of view.  So you have to use an emotionally charged word to try and silence your opposition. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Care to retch in disgust at Coe's comments? Or would you rather continue to bitch like a bullied chinito?

Eat Shit Gustavo Arellano
Eat Shit Gustavo Arellano

He won't.  Gustavo Arellano is a pathetic propagandist.  He probably won't ever even mention this story again.

Bill T.
Bill T.

What other outlet supports and encourages discussion of the issues like the OCW? Hell, most don't even address them. Local evening TV news is more about promotion of their talking heads than actual issues, national outlets not much better.

These, what couple of hundred words, has generated 78 comments, and counting, and something in excess of several thousand words in comments!

Keep up the good work.

Go Home Illegals
Go Home Illegals

I don't have any kids. That I know of. But I know how your mom got pregnant. Your "father" came on your mom's shoes and the flies did the rest.

Bill T.
Bill T.

There's nothing like 99%. Not that I expect you to back your statement with an actual count. I can prove you wrong with out even counting.

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

hahahaha.... are you kidding me or are you just plain dumb? 99% of the posts here accusing others of being racist are from mexicans...using racism is the last refuge of the truly stupid.. regarding my comment to gustavo, why dont you ask him what chinito means...you, sir, are truly a dumb ass

Steve
Steve

Only if they want to commit social and economic suicide.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

I take pity on any progeny you may produce--and betcha they'll marry a Mexi haha.

Bill T.
Bill T.

People like me who read the stories for content?  Not much, you'll lose. Your response proves you still don't get it. Whatever. You're hung up about the side line regarding his alledged motives (which prompted her comments) and the point of the story is Coe's response. what's so complicated about that?

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

lol at gustavo... did you read the yahoo story about the 8 young kids who won national science awards? 7 of them were chinese-americans.. funny, i dont remember seeing any sanchez, gonzalez or arrellano's in there... so be nice or my son wont hire your son to clean his toilets. lol

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

you are wrong... the whole premise of gustavo's sob story article is that the guy killed himself because of the dream act... once that premise is proven to be false, nothing else matters.. but then again, why bother arguing with people like you?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Bullied chinito: We win all the time—just look at your obsessed ass!

Bill T.
Bill T.

At least you're consistent, ignore the actual point(s) of a story and pick at the details. Typical 'bagger tactic.

To detail what I'm saying, the story is about Coe's sick comment. Even though it appears that the comments about Luna's apparent motivation were(are) in error (all we have are verbal statements, no reason to believe they're wrong), that doesn't change the fact that Coe revealed herself to be a hateful bigot by her statement.

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

unlike barbara, you are supposed to be a journalist... or are you really a propagandist?  perhaps you miss the good old days of PRAVDA?... face it, once again your gente has embarassed you with their acts of stupidity... can mexicans every win? lol

Eat Shit Gustavo Arellano
Eat Shit Gustavo Arellano

She said it was "sicko yellow-belly coward illegal alien 'sob story".

As it turns out, she was correct.

Guest
Guest

So, what you are saying is that you believea family full of criminals. Nice.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Spare us your crocodile tears—his family says he was despondent about his legal status.

Alva
Alva

Fail-relleno tops himself here.  Hey Gus, you and the rest of the razistas got pwned!  This kid's suicide was tragic but it had nothing to do with the DREAM act.

Silly Pocho you!

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