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Woman Attempts To Kill Herself And Kids Over Expired Welfare Benefits

 

Woman Tries To Kill Herself And Children Over Welfare Benefits

A woman in Montgomery, Alabama has been arrested after attempting to kill herself and her two children.

According to published reports, Tia Thompson was arrested on November 1, after she allegedly attempted to kill both herself and her children by crashing into a pole after being notified that her welfare benefits would soon be expiring.

Police reports state that officers were dispatched after receiving a report that a vehicle had crashed into a pole.

After arriving on the scene, investigators questioned Thompson over what caused the accident and that is when authorities state that she confessed to intentionally causing the accident by running into a power pole.

When investigators asked her reasoning for causing the accident, Thompson reportedly said “her welfare benefits were being suspended and since she didn’t know how she would provide for her family, she felt that killing herself and the kids was the only way out.”

The two children, who were not restrained with seat belts, were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The Department of Human Resources investigated the family, and allowed the children to be released to their grandparents.

Thompson was booked and charged with attempted murder, she is currently being held on $200,000 bond.


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Comment Comments: 24 Tags Tags: welfare
  • Krusher Kronkite

    A tragic story for people that still rely on people and not ON God SMH!

    • verl

      We are all born with free will, e.g. with the freedom to make our own decisions about the events in our lives, and NOT sit and wait for God to decide for us. When women don’t practice family planning, take up with men because they are good-looking or good in bed, etc. problems await. We enslave ourselves when we allow ourselves to get pregnant knowing we’re not ready for parenting. Our race can only strengthen when we prepare ourselves individually for success, no matter what the endeavor. Remember ladies, the average man already has kids, DO NOT get pregnant thinking he’ll abandon them for YOU, or leave his present partner for you. That is unfair and cruel. However he treats them is a clue as to how you will be treated.

    • detroitdoll313

      @Krusher Kronkite..relying on god? How about relying on herself and getting up off her lazy a$$ and getting a job.

  • ItDoesn’tMatter

    This is soooo sad….God please take care of her and get her the help she needs. Also please take care of the beautiful children and give them the good life they deserve.

  • Lady A

    It ain’t neva been that bad… She should have been working anyway. People who rely on the system fail to realize they will only give you cash for so long. Now you can get stamps forever but cash is only for a couple of years. But, I wonder what she did to get her welfare “suspended”. She must have been falsifying info and they caught her. I hope the babies are ok!

  • js

    i almost crashed when i heard the McRib is coming back to McDonalds

  • loveylena

    Wow! nothing a little hard work and mental health tratment wont help. I agree with the writer of the last comment the people who work for welfare act as if these funds are coming from their pockets. Young women need to take advantage of all sevices offered to them to better themselves and the lives of their children. Then you wont have these problems!

  • wat

    Well i ACTUALLY Work in the jobs and family services industy which some of you people call the “WElfare” industry, and i have sympathy for this young lady. Many programs are open to clients but some are UNFAIR and cause stress on clients and Workers. I dont know exactly what happened in her case for them to sanction her benefits however consideration should always be given before a total case suspension ESPECIALLY when children are INVOLVED in casemix….SMH. Hope the best for her and her children

  • Danni

    I feel bad for her. Despite what is being reported, we don’t know what led up to this, that could have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. I am all for calling people out on their stupidity, but I also know how it is when you just can’t effing take it anymore. She is probably the only one supporting her kids, she probably DOES have a job, and the welfare could have been supplementing that– people can work and still need food and medical benefits, damn. God bless her and her family.

  • shynum1

    She need to get an education and job. Im so sick of people thinking that the system is a career. Get off you butt and get a job like the rest of us. I agree with DATGURL!, put her under the jail… What a loser!

  • gigglegal215

    No,we don’t know why her benefits were “suspended” or if she was ever a working mother. Sometimes people are too lazy to do the simple things needed to continue their benefits due to a sense of entitlement. Her children shouldn’t have suffered, though. If she was at the end of her rope, I am sure there were Churches, family, agencies somewhere she could have seeked help.

  • wat

    ive empowered many individuals in my career in casemanagement and I know for a fact that there has to be WAY more to this case then the SURFACE material we only see reported. Many judgements will be made but no one knows what clients go through until u hear a FULL CASE HISTORY. I try not make judgements without knowing the WHOLE story.

  • wat

    The amount of people suffering and not responding to treatment modalities is astonishing, particularly this year. The economic climate has created very harsh situations for individuals that have never been in poverty before and some of them just don’t know how to handle it, unfortunately it has lead to suicidal actions and behaviors in some cases, which is more of a mental health problem then an ATTITUDE problem.

  • mo

    why not. lol. most ppl who depend on walfare don’t want to work for a living. if i were her i would probably do the same thing. lol

    • Imari

      That’s fcking sad to speak on some Shyte like that.

  • lethal interjection

    sadly but people live how they’ve been taught. If one was raised in an generational environment where welfare was considered the saving grace; it’s easy to see how losing her benefits, coupled with poor coping skills, could drive her to such mesasures. This is very similar to institutionalization.
    I wish that we would start using these forums to educate people such as how to live prosperous rather than judging them.

  • Eva

    I don’t even need to hear tell her story just looking at her picture (if that’s really her) is heart breaking. She looks desperate and lost and as a human being I feel nothing but compassion for her and hope that things get better her.

  • Betty

    @ Wendy. Speak on it! You have spokent the truth. A lot of people are quick to judge but slow to examine. Thank you!

  • LC

    USEEME said, “I SWEAR SOME PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THOSE OFFICES THINK THAT THE MONEY IS COMING OUT OF THIER POCKETS!!!!”

    Uh, it IS coming out of their pockets and every other person holding down a job and taking care of their responsibilities. It’s called TAXES.

  • FriskyFergie

    First you had Antoine Dodson telling you to hide your kids, your wife and your husband and now you have a mother killing herself over benefits! WTF is in the water in Alabama? Cabin Fever 3 anyone???

  • PROPHETESS FRANCES

    TO GETAGRIP COMMENT , YOU SPOKE STRAIGHT TO THE POINT, NO ONE KNOWS HER SITUATION, WHAT IF GOD CAME TO KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR WHAT WOULD HE FIND. YOU DONT THE DAY IF SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO YOU, THEN WHAT. GOD SAYS IN HIS WORD MATTHEW 7:1,2 READ THIS & MAY BE YOU WILL QUIT PLUCKING AT SOMEONE ELSE’S EYE RATHER THAN PLUCK AT YOUR ON EYE. I PRAY GOD WILL GIVE HER HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE WITH HIM.

  • tequila howard

    I am the mother who was on the judge pirro show. i must say that it sad when people comment on things that htey have very little knowledge of. Yes My kids were stolen from me by Anita Brackeen who used the letter to shut my kids up about TRUE ABUSE that happened to them while in this theift’s care.What a great way to hide your gultiness by shutting up the mother with a letter that the daycare provider wrote. I am proud to be a mother of ten without being on welfare, because it has not helped me in anyway. I have had to go through college to get my education to get myself ot of my own hell hole. I know that many mothers suffer, and there is not a lot of options out there when you are going through a crisis. It hurts more when you put oyur trust in conartists and they take your life away. I am still going after this daycare provider to get my truth out. i refuse to be quiet, or told that I am worthless, and because the amout of kids I have that I am a nobody. So before you comment on my situation get the facts first. You never know what criminal you might be rooting for.

  • brittany b

    lol this ho3 is hella wrong god bless her and her children.

  • Tina

    This is so unbelievably sad. Poverty is so scary, it really is a shame that this happened.