Jessica Tata: Feeling the Hate on Facebook

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Jessica Tata is not loved on Facebook
No local Houston figure in recent memory has become so hated so quickly as Jessica Tata, the fugitive owner of the day care where four children died in a fire last week.


Believed to be in Nigeria, Tata, who lied about her juvenile record on her registration application and then pocketed a few thousand in subsidies, has caused a rift between the Houston arson investigators and the DA's Office, and has the citizenry screaming for blood.

Nowhere is this clearer than on two Facebook pages, "Jessica Tata should be burned alive," and "Against Jessica Tata." If you're unsure about which one to join, but you wholeheartedly believe that Tata's "uterus and ovaries should be removed and destroyed first," then you'll want the former. The latter's mission is "to find, arrest and make Jessica face the wrath of the Law." (That page also "likes" Victoria's Secret and the Astros).

However, you don't have to only believe Tata should be burned alive in order to post on said page's wall. As Tricia Villarreal writes, "I don't think she should be burned alive I think she should be hung from a meat hook and then gutted alive. If she survives that then burn whats left of her."

Cynically, Pena Laurie points out what hundreds of years of state and federal history have shown time and time again -- black people get kid-glove treatment by highly deferrential law enforcement authorities: "It's sad because if she were hispanic they would have arrested her right then and there illegal or not...."

The hate brings out similarly level-headed statements over at Against Jessica Tata, where Sharese Tiki Jackson writes "Don't do any business with Nigerians mostly all are crooked."

This is leveled out by Kathy Smith Haydel's suggestion that, instead of stewing in hatred, "I think we are all playing in the Devil's hands. we need to take that anger and turn it into prayers that God will help us deal with this...."

LaShawnda Summers-Widenalage recommends perhaps the one person in the world who can possibly cut through the red tape and find Tata -- Dog the Bounty Hunter (with the help of Air Force 1). However, commenter Amber Granger has offered to do the job herself: "Gimme' a plane ticket and pistol...and I'll extradite her ugly ass...The Ghetto Way..."

The page is also good for interesting bits of news you may not get elsewhere, like Jerome Wilson's assertion that Tata was "lactating."

And of course, many of the commenters are asking the questions that have most Houstonians scratching their heads. Daniel Licon makes it pretty clear: "Why the hell was she not arrested on the spot after police were informed by neighbors that she was not home when the fire started?"

It's a good question. We're all eager to hear the answer.


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Freda Dixon
Freda Dixon

As bad as this was; Jessica Tata did not intend for a fire to start. I honestly believe she was cooking and like so many of us do was missing something and rushed to the store while the kids were sleep and forgot the pot was still on the stove and the grease caught fire. It happened to me my oven caught fire because of a pan someone left in the oven and I did not know it was there and my kitchen caught fire.

Elizabeth Lopez
Elizabeth Lopez

Well, I have friends that went to her high school and said that she was a pyromaniac that once or twice set the girl's bathroom on fire. She has criminal records, and it's not the first time she's done this...What else can we think about her?? If you ask me, I think it's VERY irresponsible to leave a pan with oil on the stove while there's children in there!! If she had to run to the store, she could at least call a neighbor to check in on those kids, and turn the damn stove off and let that oil cool. What was her big hurry?? If she pleaded 'not guilty', why did she run away to Nigeria?? She could've confronted the authorities and say it was a mistake, that she didn't mean to burn the house down with the kids, that she accepts full responsibility. But the coward ran!!......Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone has the right to fully repent, and be forgiven, but I doubt she made a mistake here. This was fully planned.

TERRI
TERRI

PLEASE LETS NOT MIX RACE WITH THIS YOUNG WOMENS IRRESPONSIBLE JUDGEMENTS, I BELEIVE SHE SHOULD BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.I DONT SEE REMORSE... THE WOMEN RAN THAT ALONE SHOULD PUT THE NAIL ON THE COFFIN LIKE IT DID FOR THOSE POOR CHILDREN... AND LETS NOT FORGET THE CHILDRENS THAT LIVE, HOW MUCH QUALITY DO THEY HAVE.. WHAT IS THERE SENTENCE?

Hope4all
Hope4all

Its outrageous that the press has not only been able to track this woman down, but the press managed to shoot live footage of this criminal strapped to the gearny under the control of EMT's at the scene of what should have been a preliminary murder investigation. What's even more appalling is that the US government managed to get US forces on the ground rather quickly following 911, in a foreign country on the hunt for one named Ben Laden, who is alleged to be the master mind behind that terror plot but the US can't seem to find Ms. Tata, who is known to be the sole person responsible for the death's of all those innocent babies, and bring her to justice? In my opinion, MS. TATA YOU ARE A TERRORIST!!

The parents/families of these children should also be holding the police, the City of Houston, and the US government responsible too for allowing this criminal to flee from this country after she clearly was in violation of her alien citizenship! What a way to show your appreciation Ms. Tata, after being given an opportunity to pursue happiness in the land of the free! Its strange that no one knew much about this woman until the media was able to find this information out within 24 hours. I am no investigative expert but my instincts tell me that the police department handling this investigation dropped the ball here!! This is a tragedy in so many ways!!

Chelsea_brown1990
Chelsea_brown1990

ur a dumb ass bitch wat do u mean by she was given opportunity? listen u nut head tata was born in d united state ,and so therefore has d same right as obama does.so watch dat ur stupid ass bitch.eye rolling.

Dorothy
Dorothy

HPD ALWAYS DROP THE DAM BALL.

GD lover 44
GD lover 44

Jessica was not a bad person. She just made a mistake.5% of it was not her fault. I would have left my own kids at home by there self. But i would make sure there was nothing burning and unplug everthing that burns.Jessica likes kids. Just beacause she killed them that does not mean anything. she owned the daycare for a long time. If she was a christian i would know GOD would forgive her. She flew to Africa. I get that. She was just scared. So you people that are talking mess about somebody who like kids. yall need to shut the hell up and do something in your life then talk about sombody else just beacause your ass wants to talk about crap you had nothing to do with.

Jessicagood11
Jessicagood11

Its a big shame to see people trying to suggest someone should be burned alive. Lets think right. Mistakes will always happen. If you like, you can say Jessica intentionally set her house on fire just to kill those little kids. But a right thinking mind will know that is impossible. Because, that is her business and residence. She lives in that house and have her properties there. We can be objective by saying, she should not have ran away. You are right when you say that. But to insult Nigeria and Nigerians, because she fled to Nigeria is illlogical, incoherent and inconsiquential. Most Nigerians contributed to the building of the American society. Ask me how? I will tell you. Most lower class Americans, like the ones writing stupid things about Nigeria, has not left United States. Many do not even have a college degree. Take out time and read or study current materials about Nigeria. Nigeria is also called the giant of Africa. There are a lot of American companies making huge profits in Nigeria. The profits are brought back to America, hence making America the world super power. Is that not good? I can tell you more and more. Nigeria and United States will forever be partners in progress. Come to terms with this!!! Nigerians will always be welcomed to United States forever, just as Americans have always be welcomed to Nigeria. God bless Nigeria! God bless United States! And God bless you too, IF you love the two countries, God bless you too.

GD lover 44
GD lover 44

Exactly,People just talk about other people so we should just share the christian faith and bless them .

Jessicagood11
Jessicagood11

Some foolish people just come online and write stupid things about Nigeria and Jessica Tata. Stop that shit! Jessica Tata is a young entrepreneur. we know she made a mistake. Most of you writing here are not bold enough to try to emply yourself. Some old folks here are even unemplyed, collecting money from government. Jessica Tata was only about 20 years or so, when she decided to work for herself. That is great! We know she made a mistake, anyone can make a mistake. By the way American kids are all spoiled. They will stress hell out of you. they will need 100 things at the smae time. I am sure gentle Jessica was trying to satisfy all seven kids and did not know when she forgot the pot of oil on the stove. LET US ALL LEAVE THE JUDGES TO JUDGE HER AND SENTENCE HER. Stop fighting her. You are not the law enforcement agents! By the way, do you know that a Nigerian kid also died in the fire? When you speak against Nigeria, that kid's spirit will hunt you. Jessica is a true American, living the American dream, but , she only made a mistake. EVEN YOU READING THIS NOTE, YOU HAVE MADE A LOT OF MISTAKES. IS IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CAUGHT?

tt
tt

Amen!

Liliana211996
Liliana211996

Bs ppl make mistakes but not anything compared to what she did'! She needs to be punished for what she did!

Chillasluv
Chillasluv

I have done business with a nigerian in the past,..lets just say I NEVER RECIEVED PAYMENT for my services. Why are these people given the opportunity to come to U.S and kill, steal,rob,fraud....etc.. Nigerians run home healths and take from the elderly! This devilish animal JESSICA TATA took the lives of these babies.. The pain will never leave the families of the children. TATA bring your chicken azz back and let urself be punished just as you punished those most adorable angels..may you live miserable and in pain till your last breath!

 Sssh!
Sssh!

You sir are a very big and useless thief! You are just as crooked as the so called Nigerian crook,and I'm sure you were doing some back handed underground business! Just admit it, you wanted to reap a whole lot more than you sewed,and just couldn't look a gift horse in the mouth....only thing is it was a Trojan horse, and you sir GOT PLAYED!

2rootBtold
2rootBtold

Not just Nigerians, all African Americans, yes, all of you. Why, about 40% of slaves brought to the U.S. came from modern day Nigeria. You can trace your roots there and that is why you are all lazy, dimwits, who love a life of crime.

GD lover 44
GD lover 44

Your ass cant be talking about Jessica Tata like that because one of those babies who died was from Africa. Your fat ass needs to stop being a bitch and stop talking about shit you do not know about. Your latino i dont give a dame needs to kiss her ass.

Careman
Careman

Jessica's mother was my child's nurse a few years ago. Her mother, Josie, was nice but eventually became irresponsible and very careless professionally, which led to her termination. From many discussions with her mother, I strongly believe her children, except the oldest, were spoiled, as Josie continued to indulge their lifestyles with ensuing credit card debt. Also, I believe Josie strongly encouraged Jessica to leave the states. If one wanted to find Jessica, I'd recommend keeping track of all the family members communications, especially internet. My observation was that Jessica was a spoiled and careless American. Consequently, she will need money, a new identity and friends to help her survive in Africa. My strong belief is that she only speaks English.

What can we do in the states? Pray for the families, and be reminded that no day care or equivalent will ever love or care for children as much as their own parents.

SuzieQfromtheUk
SuzieQfromtheUk

My heart goes out to those children who's lives were taken away at such a young life. I pray that their parent's will find peace and comfort in knowing they are going to a better place when the Lord comes for us all who knows him.

I take offense as to your last remark regarding no daycare or equivalent will ever love or care for children as much as their own parents. I am a daycare provider who has seen so many children be abused physically, emotionally, and by neglect... Tell me what is "Bath Night?" Children have come into my care with their hair not combed for weeks and smelling like all outdoors.

No underwear or socks, have not eaten since I last fed them the day before. And let me not "forget"- it is Christmas Eve and "MOM" picks the children up on January 7th. No explanation or remorse!!! I did not take them to CPS or to the police station, no I did not. I bought clothes and gifts because... I am my brother's keeper and I love children!

Careman
Careman

You are correct with my generalization for a daycare's inability to provide love, care and humanity to children; however, my experiences with them do not reflect the exemplary actions your providers have demonstrated. I would certainly trust your daycare with my children based on your testimony! Hang in there and God bless.

Egofil
Egofil

you must be very stupid to refare to nigerians as crooks,nigerians are very hard working and law abiding people who are trying to make a living, one person made a mistake does not mean all nigerians are bad,I will like you to think with your little senceless head when next you talk about nigerians you fool, every body is now playing the good man and woman, like they have not done nothing wrong in there life before.

Kingcreole50
Kingcreole50

Fuck you niggers, go back where you come from!! You are ALL crooks, theives liers, and murders. You people don't belong here, no one wants you here. You are allways trying to beat someone out of something...All of you . I can't stand you niggers.

Nike_adeloye
Nike_adeloye

You are a stupid ass nicompoop, I bet your ass is ugly too.

Vonyvon32
Vonyvon32

Is her family being questioned as to her whereabouts? Someone took her to the airport--someone sold her the ticket--someone picked her up from the airport---Who is being questioned--somebody knows something!

duh
duh

Here is a quick way to find her... Wait till she logs into fb and then trace her ip address to some place in Nigeria. Probably going to be a double whammy because you'll find her in the same place where all those Nigerian scams come from.

Egofil
Egofil

you are very stupid to call nigerians scams, if you don't have any thing to say shut the hell up and hide your self in the closset.

Candy1
Candy1

NIGERIANS are pretty cruel people...they steal from many..this idiot azz lady J. TATA took childrens lives into her own hands and killed them..NIGERIANS TOTALLY SUCK!!! they are disrespectful, kill and then run back to nigeria, keep yalls azz there and dont come to our land!

Anno
Anno

It is very stupid of you to reason the way you are, you sound very uncivilized and definitly a racist to spite Nigerians because of one persons behaviour, obviously Jessica Tata deserves to be condemned for her act,Infact my heart bleeds for those parents who lost their bundle of joy, this should not happen to anyone espeacially children,it is really very sad.May God in his infinite mercies recieve them in his bossom and may mother mary take care of these innocent souls, amen.

Nike_adeloye
Nike_adeloye

you are very stupid for that comment.I'm proudly nigerian and not anything you mentioned. Think before you post!

FaTexAssasin
FaTexAssasin

so i have this truck on craigslist for sale, nothing special, just a 1987 single cab long bed s10 on 20's. so this nigerian prince want to offer me $25,000 US for it, told me all i need to do is give him a bank account number so he can transfer funds.....should i beleive him?????

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA stupid Nigerians.....

2rootBtold
2rootBtold

Not just Nigerians, all African Americans, yes, all of you. Why, about 40% of slaves brought to the U.S. came from modern day Nigeria. You can trace your roots there and that is why you are all lazy, dimwits, who love a life of crime.

phillynurse
phillynurse

arrest the person who booked her ticket for aiding and abbeting a fugitive time ti tape the familys home and cell phoneand go get herher family need to be watched someone knows where she is post the most wanted posted in liberia someone will find her eif that is where she is time is a wasting!!!

Voodoocrab
Voodoocrab

"Why the hell was she not arrested on the spot"? Are you kidding me??And violate her civil rights?? The ACLU would have been all over the copsfor arresting a female minority on public assistance who was just trying tosupport herself. No wonder the DA's office was reluctant to move quickly.It's the sorry world we live in.

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

Second in line for "scary and tragic" re: this entire incident is the fact that one of the pages also "likes" Victoria's Secret and the Astros....

Children pay for adults' decisions....

Richard Doll
Richard Doll

I can't wait to read the comic drivel from the first commenter unable to recognize the facetious nature of "black people get kid-glove treatment by highly deferrential law enforcement authorities"...that was actually in my favorite paragraph, well done!

Gwinn23
Gwinn23

Great job- god knows that the legions of illiterate racists out there needed a bit more press coverage.

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