On Jan 21, Hadiya Pendleton performed with her high school band at Obama’s inauguration. On Jan 29, she was shot dead in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park of Chicago, a likely unintended consequence of the gang-related shootings which are common in that city. Pendleton was not believed to be gang affiliated but some of the teens standing near her under the canopy were likely members.
15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park « CBS Chicago.
Putting Chicago’s problem in perspective: the killings that city vastly exceed the U.S. death toll in Afghanistan.
We await Obama’s response to the rampant and deadly violence in his blue home city, with the strict gun regulations.