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15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/ ^ | January 30,2013 | CBS Chicago

Posted on 01/30/2013 6:14:22 AM PST by Biggirl

CHICAGO (CBS) – A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; barbarians; chicago; guncontrol; guns; hiphop; il; obamanation; obamantion; rap; rappers; secondamendment; thugculture; urban

1 posted on 01/30/2013 6:14:30 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

From the article: “ Several of the teens with her at the time, however, were believed to be gang members.”

The company you keep...


2 posted on 01/30/2013 6:18:22 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Biggirl

That is what happen when a honor student hangs out with a group that include gang members.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 6:18:33 AM PST by Roger_Wildcat
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To: Biggirl

Key words: “Just performed at inaugural”..........don’t get too close or you will be cut cold


4 posted on 01/30/2013 6:21:29 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You got it.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 6:23:00 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All

The ironic thing is that, you do not hear about these shootings that are going on in Chicago in regards to the issue of “gun control”. But when it is a suburb such as Newtown, CT, low and behold the “gun grabbers” go CRAZY.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 6:25:05 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I would say this is a case that the perpetrators of this incident were not aware of the existing gun laws. It would help if more people read the law, and kept the law. Like crossing the border into the USA without going through a U.S. Immigration agent and showing a visa. But hey, THERE ARE REWARDS in this system, to just cruise on.... Chicago, a very safe place, just ask the Prez, he came from there, and made it was it is today, a composite of all of his great ideals.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 6:27:53 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Biggirl
The election's over so....no Osama Obama tears for *this* girl.
8 posted on 01/30/2013 6:31:52 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Biggirl
"Police said Pendleton had no gang affiliation and likely wasn’t the intended target. Several of the teens with her at the time, however, were believed to be gang members."

Quite obviously she did indeed have gang affiliations, and in so doing, made herself an intended target.
9 posted on 01/30/2013 6:37:27 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Biggirl

Meanwhile, ballerina Emmanuel runs his mouth about gun control. Maybe he should do something about crime in his own city.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 6:39:08 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Biggirl

Damned shame. Maybe they should have some sort of gun control or something.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 6:39:09 AM PST by 762X51
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To: PowderMonkey
Pendleton had no gang affiliation...Several of the teens with her at the time, however, were believed to be gang members."

So, she had no gang affiliation, other than the people that she was WITH when she was SHOT?

Sometimes I wonder if reporters read what they write.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 6:42:06 AM PST by wbill
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To: Biggirl

Just being picky, maybe, but the term “gunned down” seems to imply that she was the target. More likely she was collateral damage.

Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 6:44:03 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; All
The company you keep...

Mike Parker reports the victim, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, was taking shelter from the rain with a group of 10 to 12 teenagers under a canopy

Yup a 15 year old girl ducking under a canopy to avoid getting rained on proves that she was asking for it. The kid should have known better.
14 posted on 01/30/2013 6:45:31 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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Where’s Rev. Al ?


15 posted on 01/30/2013 6:54:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Biggirl

But hey, wasn’t the community organizer who just got reelected from Chicago? Bet her parents - dad probably missing - voted for the 0 hole. These idiots deserve the cities they create, and I don’t want them coming to me for help. My give a damm meter is worn out for the dim cities.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 7:00:26 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (.......)
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To: Biggirl

BTTT........


17 posted on 01/30/2013 7:04:21 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: PowderMonkey

>>>Quite obviously she did indeed have gang affiliations, and in so doing, made herself an intended target.<<<

Possibly, but due to the shoddy reporting, typical of the MSM, it is not entirely clear whether she was “with” the gang members in the sense that she was friends with them, or if she happened to seek shelter from the rain under the same canopy as the gang members.

Her profile, honor student, volleyball player, band member, clean cut appearance, in what appear to be recent photos (unlike the Trayvon baby pictures), make me think she probably wasn’t gang affiliated.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter. This is the fault of the NRA, the gun manufacturers, all responsible gun owners and those who believe in a 10 Amendment Bill of Rights and of course, most importantly, the evil GUN that maliciously and of its own volition, chose to murder this girl, like all GUNS will eventually do, if they are not confiscated. /sarc


18 posted on 01/30/2013 7:09:45 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Possibly, but due to the shoddy reporting, typical of the MSM, it is not entirely clear whether she was “with” the gang members in the sense that she was friends with them, or if she happened to seek shelter from the rain under the same canopy as the gang members.

Exactly. And since this is somebody's baby, I think we owe her the benefit of the doubt until shown otherwise.
19 posted on 01/30/2013 7:14:41 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: wbill

They were taking shelter from the rain, so, no, she may have had nothing to do with the gang members. Gun control would not have saved this honor student. Eliminating the gangs would have.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 7:20:50 AM PST by Girlene
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Would a background check have saved the gorl? Was she killed ny an “assault type” weapon.?


21 posted on 01/30/2013 7:40:45 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
..."or if she happened to seek shelter from the rain under the same canopy as the gang members."

Happens all the time.

22 posted on 01/30/2013 7:43:30 AM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Biggirl

Our side does not understand the dynamics of chicago politics. In Illinois gun control is used as a distraction and part of the propaganda war against conservative minded white voters, nothing else. The authorites never go after guns in Chicago because that means going against the base for black politicians. Yes folks gangs are an important part of the black political base. Years ago Jesse Jackson held a news presser with several black elected officials calling for the release of Larry Hoover, imprisoned drug king pin of one of the biggest gangs in Chicago. To his credit Mayor Daley went after the lowest minded black and hispanic politicians, the ones with gang connections but he never dropped the gun control stupidity.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 7:47:23 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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Poor kid. Looks like more of a neighborhood playground than an actual park. Peace be with her and her family.

Map of Harsh Park
24 posted on 01/30/2013 8:37:26 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: JimRed; wbill
Better commentary and opinions on things can be given if you actually read the information about the topic. Just a suggestion.

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the victim, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, was taking shelter from the rain with a group of 10 to 12 teenagers under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when someone jumped a fence, ran up to them, and opened fire.

At least some of the people with her were from her school volleyball team. It's not clear whether the gang members were part of the volleyball team or not.

She was an honor student. I'm sure her parents were really proud of her. She was 15 years old and had probably a wonderful life ahead of her. By the way, this was not a kid from a normally high-crime neighborhood:

Jennifer West lives right near where the victims fell. She said shootings are rare in the neighborhood.

“We hardly … have any crime. There’s been a few break-ins over the past two years since we’ve been here, but nothing that’s ever caused alarm,” she said.

Elsewhere on the web it says her ambition was to become either a pharmacist or a journalist:

“Her life was dominated by her activities and the things she was into,” he said.

“I’ve known this little girl her entire life," added Lakeisha Stewart. "I can’t think of a moment that this child did anything wrong. She always strived to do the right thing."

From all appearances, she seems to have been a lovely young woman in every sense of the word. She played in the band, played volleyball, was an honor student.

Gun control in Chicago has failed. This is one victim of the result of the policies in that liberal-run city.

And now we have a Chicago politician trying to impose the same on the rest of the country.

25 posted on 01/30/2013 11:00:33 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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