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What did the Filipinos ever do???

Libradragon

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I apologize. This story upset me. Just wanted to post it.

Filipino Kid beaten to Death.

Principal defends school after racial beating death
Last Updated Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:04:13

VANCOUVER - The principal of a Vancouver high school says her school is a safe place, despite the beating death of Jomar Lanot, a 17-year-old immigrant from the Philippines who was allegedly attacked by Indo-Canadian youths.

Lanot was walking home with friends near Charles Tupper high school in East Vancouver Friday night when they were chased by a group of teens.


Jennifer Palmer: 'He was always polite, gracious… he had a sparkle in his eye'

"Violence such as this is tragic and shocking to all of us," principal Jennifer Palmer told a news conference on Monday.

Tupper is described as a racially diverse school, with Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, Caucasian and Indo-Canadian students. Palmer said grief counsellors are at the school and teachers will talk to students about what happened.

"(Lanot) was always cheerful, he had a sparkle in his eye. He was always polite, gracious…and mild-mannered," said Palmer.

Police say 10 Indo-Canadian youths shouted racial slurs and started chasing the Filipinos, who had just finished a game of pickup basketball. As the younger boys were being chased by one person, Lanot was beaten to death at the school's tennis courts.

Police are looking for a red Jeep Cherokee and a grey Saturn in connection with the killing. Const. Anne Drennan says one of the suspects is a 17-year-old boy who was expelled from Charles Tupper and another high school and has a violent history.

Ethel Farrales of the Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance said the school board refuses to believe there is racism in the high schools. She says Filipino students have the highest dropout rate of any group in Vancouver, partly because of racial intimidation.

"They can't concentrate because they don't know what's going to happen when the bell rings," said Farrales.

Drennan said she isn't aware of any racism problems at Charles Tupper.

"We spoke to the members of our youth squad as well to find out whether or not they were aware of any problems between ethnic groups of kids. They said no," Drennan said.

Drennan said Lanot's friends were shouting racial insults at the Indo-Canadians before the confrontation that led to the youth's death.
 

SlipperyPete

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Originally posted by Libradragon
Drennan said Lanot's friends were shouting racial insults at the Indo-Canadians before the confrontation that led to the youth's death.
It sounds like this Filipino and his friends were shouting racially motivated slurs at the suspected group that attacked and killed him.
 

EffinHard

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Okay.. I have no idea what "Indo-Canadian" means.
my scarborough flip-squad would say !DISRESPECT!

There was always a healthy dose of catholocism and boxing at my friend edmunds place. I used to laugh my ass off at the stories of his father and his friends getting together and having edmund and his brother box for them. wagering and all.
 

Libradragon

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Police not aware of racial tension before fatal beating: spokeswoman
Mon Dec 1, 6:10 PM ET

EMILY YEARWOOD-LEE

VANCOUVER (CP) - Police say they weren't aware of prior racial tensions between Filipino and Indo-Canadian youths, despite a weekend beating death apparently prompted by racial slurs.

Mao Jomar Lanot, a 17-year-old Filipino student from Charles Tupper secondary school, died early Saturday in hospital after allegedly being chased and beaten by some members of a group of Indo-Canadian youths hours before.

"Our youth squad says they were not aware of any tension between Indo-Canadian boys and Filipino boys," police spokeswoman Const. Anne Drennan told reporters Monday.

"There was nothing we had heard about," said Drennan. "This appeared to be a spontaneous situation."

Drennan wouldn't say the beating was racially motivated, although she confirmed the incident began when some of the Indo-Canadian teenagers called out "racial slurs and taunts" as the victim and three Filipino friends walked past.

"The Filipino boys responded in kind and there was a verbal back and forth, I understand," said Drennan, who said more Indo-Canadian youths got out of cars in the area, prompting the smaller group to flee.


"One of the Filipino boys was at the tail end of the group of four," said Drennan.


Lanot, an ESL student whose family recently moved to Canada, was beaten with what police believe was a blunt object and died after being rushed to hospital.


Police said Monday they had identified a key suspect with whom they expected to be speaking with by the end of the day, said Drennan.


She would not confirm his age, although she said he had been expelled from the victim's school.


A search warrant was executed on the home of a juvenile late Sunday night as investigators hunted for forensic evidence, said the spokeswoman, who wouldn't say whether that juvenile was one of the key suspects.


Grief counsellors were ushered into the victim's school Monday morning and principal Jennifer Palmer appeared shaken as she spoke to reporters at a news conference.


"Violence such of this is tragic and shocking to all of us in our city," she said. "It is an unpredictable part of society that has touched our school community."


Palmer would not comment on the possibility the attack was racially motivated.


"I really want to focus on supporting our students today," she said. "We have had tragedy in our school and bigger issues are not appropriate for today."


Palmer said Lanot was at home Friday after school helping his mother cook dinner. He went out to play pick-up basketball at a local community centre. At 9:30 p.m., his mother called him and he said he would be home shortly.


Lanot's 19-year-old brother said he did not know why his brother was picked on.

"He is just gone," said Garnet Lanot quietly.

Lanot's mother went to the hospital on Friday night after the youth arrived, but did not get to say goodbye.

Lanot's death has sparked outrage in the Filipino community, the Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance said in a statement Monday.

The group feels the Vancouver School Board needs to be more proactive in addressing the needs of Filipino youths who suffer from racism, said alliance member Yvette Stephenson.

Stephenson said she's not aware of specific tensions between Indo-Canadian and Filipino youths.

"We see the violence as being systematic of the greater problems that are going on and which are not being addressed in the school system and in the communities."
 

Libradragon

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Re: Re: What did the Filipinos ever do???

Originally posted by SlipperyPete
It sounds like this Filipino and his friends were shouting racially motivated slurs at the suspected group that attacked and killed him.
oh! then it's okay then.

sorry pete. read the article below. they were shouted at first, they responded in kind, and then more Indo-canadians got out of cars and attacked.
 

Funzo

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The answer was in the first few lines

attacked by Indo-Canadian youths.

When I lived in Whistler, every problem that happened on the weekend was caused by these fuckers! My friend got beat by ten of them a couple years ago, now he's got mild brain damage. I'm not saying every Indo-Canadian is a problem. 80/20 rule applies here!

The Vancouver Police department has a special task force for dealing with Indo gangs. A task force that is streached so thin it's practicly useless!

They're all gagster wannabies driving around in mommy and daddies cars that they borrowed for the weekend
 

Gizmo

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East Indians.

There's a real problem with the youths of the Indian community becoming involved in gang violence out west. There have been a lot of shootings in the past couple of years.

They've also started doing street level distribution of drugs for the BC Hells Angels. This has caused more turf wars and shootings.

All because of some psycho called Bindy Johal, who's held as a hero by these kids. But was just a thug who thought he could take on the Triads and The Hells Angels to dominate the Vancouver coke trade and paid for it with his life.
 

SlipperyPete

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Re: Re: Re: What did the Filipinos ever do???

Originally posted by Libradragon
oh! then it's okay then.
I never said or implied that Naomi -- what I quoted was the sentence that stood out at me as 'what the Filipinos did' from the first article you posted.
Of course I'm not implying that two groups yelling at each other should ever escalate to violence in any form; IMO people finding reason to dislike each other based on nothing more than where they come from or what they look like is the lowest form of cowardice (and it looks like GroupThink to me). I've heard stories about what Gizmo mentioned regarding life out West several times before, and increasing friction between different ethnic groups.
 

Littlest Hobo

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I love it when different cultures bring their dirty laundry over to Canada, like Indian vs. Pakistan, or Indo vs. Flip, or Croat vs. Serb vs. whomever.

In the eyes of your standard Canadian honkie, they all look the same.
 

Littlest Hobo

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Everyone is stupid in large groups, I suppose. Especially males who aren't getting laid on the regular, after last call.
 

Libradragon

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RIP Jomar.



Mao Jomar Lanot, 17, who moved to Canada a year ago with his mother and elder brother, died after being beaten by a group of Indo-Canadian teens outside Sir Charles Tupper secondary school, police said.

Police did not name the "central figure" in the attack -- who has been kicked out of Tupper and Gladstone secondary schools -- but appealed Sunday to anyone who knows him from their description to come forward.

Jomar, a Grade 11 student at the east-side school, was described by friends and relatives as a quiet lad who loved music, stayed out of trouble and helped his mother around their small apartment.
 

fleaflo

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Originally posted by vinder
indians are idiots, especially in large groups. holy fuck stupid.
Werd! Whenever you and Giz get together and start hitting the booze, I tend to back away for fear of my life. Add in Roheezi, Sukbhir and Chromebinder....Full on Bollywood mob. Approach at your own risk.
 

Libradragon

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Originally posted by Littlest Hobo
I love it when different cultures bring their dirty laundry over to Canada, like Indian vs. Pakistan, or Indo vs. Flip, or Croat vs. Serb vs. whomever.

In the eyes of your standard Canadian honkie, they all look the same.
what are you talking about? some people don't even know there was "dirty laundry" to bring to your precious Canada.

Some people come here because they actually DO think this is the land of better opportunities. :(
 

Vote Quimby

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Originally posted by Littlest Hobo
I love it when different cultures bring their dirty laundry over to Canada, like Indian vs. Pakistan, or Indo vs. Flip, or Croat vs. Serb vs. whomever.

In the eyes of your standard Canadian honkie, they all look the same.
Too bad we don't have a zero tolerance policy for these punks.

One strike, and back home you go.

You want to live here? Leave your crap behind.
 

vinder

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Originally posted by Vote Quimby
Too bad we don't have a zero tolerance policy for these punks.

One strike, and back home you go.

You want to live here? Leave your crap behind.
punks are punks no matter what, they should all be treated the same. what about punks who are born here? where are you going to send them?

if you're canadian, you're canadian. i'm really getting sick of all this go back to where you came from bullshit.
 

Vote Quimby

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Originally posted by Libradragon
what are you talking about? some people don't even know there was "dirty laundry" to bring to your precious Canada.

Some people come here because they actually DO think this is the land of better opportunities. :(
That's true. But unfortunately there is a minority out there who cause the trouble for everyone. Deport them and let the rest of them who are looking for a better life, achieve their goals.
 

Gizmo

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:rolleyes:

If you guys studied the figures, you'd see that the majority of trouble comes from kids born and raised here. it's their parents who came over as immigrants, worked hard and stayed out of trouble. these kids out west wear indian bandana's and shit, ,even though they don't speak the language or even know shit about the country.

so, sending them back to "their country" doesn't really work, because they're born and raised here. just not white.
 

Balzz

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Originally posted by vinder
punks are punks no matter what, they should all be treated the same. what about punks who are born here? where are you going to send them?
I vote for West Virginia.
 
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