In Bethlehem, many still ask why 4 ch...

In Bethlehem, many still ask why 4 children died in 2008 fire

There are 50 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 10, 2009, titled In Bethlehem, many still ask why 4 children died in 2008 fire. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Amy Cruz, a basketball coach at Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem, said she struggles when children ask her why four youngsters died last year in a house fire.

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Hatfield, PA

#41 Mar 10, 2009
How can anyone question why this happened? I questions SIDS, I question drunk drivers killing innocent children. But how can you question children dying at the hands of their negligent/irresponsible mother? God saw she was unfit that's why her children are now safe with him.

“I get to see an Angel everyday”

Since: Dec 08

Allentown, PA

#42 Mar 10, 2009
I'm not going to get into the debate of the woman being fit or unfit.

I guess what I would question is where exactly were the candles that they would cause a fire? My wife loves burning candles and does so on a regular basis, yet those candles were never near anything even remotely flammable.

It is still a tradedy, don't get me wrong. I'm just curious as to how a fire would get started like that.
me too

Whitehall, PA

#43 Mar 10, 2009
Bigby wrote:
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Well, if that is what happened, why did the article state that so many are still wondering what happened. The answer is right there. the mother fell asleep with candles burning. Man, these people can't be the brightest if they are still searching for blame.
Ok, sorry, I forgot about that part. People are saying she wasn't even home. I was just trying to make sure people understood it wasn't anyo0ne's fault but her own!
my cousins 3908

United States

#44 Jul 30, 2012
FIRST OFF - Jozlyn is my cousin & those kids never deserved to die. yeah , jozlyn blew the money & bought cars & b.s she didnt need but those children Nyasia ; Jai-lynn ; Anthony & Jonathan didnt die because my cousin
was an unfit mother & god took em for that reason - there was other shit that went on you know nothing about . ALL you sick people know is their names & where they lived at - you dont know nothing about them from shit . They WERE MY FLESH & BLOOD , my FAMILY . THEY WERENT YOURS , SO who gives you the right to talk shit & belittle them , all of you will rot on hell because of the shit you said. you cant get back whats given to those , your pathetic low lives who have nothing better to do , wait until it happens to you . god dont like ugly . my cousins REST IN PEACE unlike you guys when you die your souls will never be rested . good day bitches . Rip 3908 ; mi familia todo viva .
primoooooss rip

United States

#45 Jul 30, 2012
You guys are all sick , to think that this world is full of hatred , tearing these kids memories apart , is just sick . Its funny people like you guys judge by what you hear on the news . These kids where my cousins , my own flesh and blood , and all you know is there name and you have to nerve to accuse joz like that . This fire was not her fault , this fire happened at the wrong time and wrong place , maybe if you knew the right story , you wouldn't be talking . Yeah joz brought idiotic things with the money , but cmon now ! Just like any other parent joz lost everything in her life , she doesn't have anything or anyone , and you guys don't know what she has been through . Losing 4 precious children in one shot , not knowing if they would survive or not , and she hears their dead , you guys must be out of your mind to think that she didn't love those kids . This fire was never her fault , and never the landlords , yeah he should have been more responsible and did his job to check all the smoke detectors but no one was to blame especially not her ! You guys should get a life , and leave our damn family alone , we lost enough , and now we have to hear you guys same there names are goofy #growup ! Think about it like this , put your feet in joz shoes !! She lost her children she can't even hear them see them or be with them , and all you guys say is well she was an unfit mother ! She hasn't made the most amazing choices through her life , but she hasn't exactly made the worst , she makes mistakes she is only HUMAN! But get this thought out of your mind , these kids died because they burned in a fire , there mother had nothing to do with their death !!! Rest in peace primos , I love you guys and miss you guys , with all my heart <3333 you guys will forever be in peace and I'm my heart .
primoooooss rip

United States

#46 Jul 30, 2012
proud american wrote:
stob breeding already and learn some dam english! its a shame 4 kids died but its 4 less people we are all supporting.
You'll be one less person , unlike you these 4 children were loved , and you lack that. Get over yourself .
primoooooss rip

United States

#47 Jul 30, 2012
So Sad wrote:
This is so sad. I am one of the ones who still ask why 4 children died in the 2008 fire. I am also one of the ones who read the article and thought to myself, what kind of goofy names are Jai-Lynn, Nyasia, Jozlyn, Yesenia and Jasmine? And what's with all the DIFFERENT last names, associated with all of these kids?
What ever happened to wholesome, normal-sounding names and a wholesome, healthy, responsible family structure?
It's so sad.
Shows how much you know about the situation , these were my cousins , and for you to say something so damn cruel , like people say karma is a beeotchh . And for your information not one of my cousins name was yesenia or jasmine . So get over your self , and don't have my cousins name in your mouth .
my cousins 3908

Dover, NJ

#48 Jul 30, 2012
SOUTHPA wrote:
i cant belive wat people write on here i guess u pleople don know how to read it saids in the article that she was home when it happen its been 1 yr and u know the police invastigated is the said she was home.she was home end of story dumm ass grow up people i hope when u pleople die i hope everyone makes a party and celabrate.
THANK YOU ! Your right ; those where my cousins & jozy was homee ; she was crazy & didnt always think straight but her kids were her life .
primoooooss rip

United States

#49 Jul 30, 2012
Wake Up wrote:
"In Bethlehem, many still ask why 4 children died in 2008 fire"
Stop wondering - 4 children died becasue they were under the care of irresponsible mothers and the daddy got himself locked up in prison instead of being at home caring for his children. It's the animal parents' fault.
Just a Friend

Allentown, PA

#50 Mar 6, 2013
All those people who wrote such mean posts should be ashamed. I work with Joz and is five years later and her heart breaks for her children. She is a hard working woman, who loves her son that survived and a wonderful grandma to her granddaughter. No one is perfect and as parent we ALL make mistakes. She is not to be blame for her kids deaths because no parent would ever want that for their own children or anybody else's for that matter. I see her day in and day out and how hard she works to keep their memory alive. For all of you out there that pass judgement and make so many remarks about a woman that you don't even know are scum. Making remarks about names and last names of children who passed away is beyond low. Joz-keep your head up high and your children will never be forgotten. I know you and I know that you would do anything in this world to be able to hold your kids at least for a moment. Love you and don't pay attention to uneducated, classless, ignorant, and bitter people that have nothing else better in their life than to criticize a mother and the four little angels that are in heaven. RIP kids!

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