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Teen girl who performed at Obama inauguration killed in Chicago shooting
CBSNews.com ^ | January 30, 2013

Posted on 01/30/2013 11:27:38 AM PST by South40

A teenage girl who attended presidential inauguration activities in Washington earlier this month was shot to death at a Chicago park.

Police say 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday and later died at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. An unidentified boy was shot in the leg and is being treated at the hospital. No arrests have been made.

Hadiya was a majorette with the King College Prep High School band, which performed at several inaugural events. CBS Chicago affiliate WBBM-TV reports she was also an honor student and volleyball player.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; bhoinauguration; chicago; gangs; guncontrol; secondamendment; teens
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1 posted on 01/30/2013 11:27:46 AM PST by South40
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To: South40

But there aren’t supposed to be any guns in Chicago, right?


2 posted on 01/30/2013 11:30:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: South40

Sad news. Praying for her family.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 11:30:25 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: South40

“What difference does it make?!?!” /sarc


4 posted on 01/30/2013 11:30:25 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: South40

...and the band played on...


5 posted on 01/30/2013 11:32:53 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: South40

I feel really bad for all of those Chicago teenagers who were killed but didn’t get this much news coverage because they didn’t perform for King Barry at his coronation. What is the story here? That she was murdered or that she attended King Barry’s coronation?


6 posted on 01/30/2013 11:33:56 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: South40; a fool in paradise

A fitting tribute to the Won!


7 posted on 01/30/2013 11:34:43 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ding.

Ding.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 11:35:59 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: South40

geeeee


9 posted on 01/30/2013 11:38:18 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: South40

Prayers for her and her family.

Am I the only one running out of tin foil?


10 posted on 01/30/2013 11:40:33 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: rrrod

There is more to this story...hope someone with good research ability can investigate a bit for us...

The Facebook pitcure of a “hadiya pendleton” shows the picture of a person that looks like her, but not as clean cut. Think this is another Trayvon Martin situation where the picture used does not reflect the true person.

Media reports seem to insicate that she is not a gang member but a good honor student, yet she was hanging around with gang members!!!


11 posted on 01/30/2013 11:42:16 AM PST by neverbluffer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I could believe Barry and/or Rahm were behind this shooting knowing it would make national headlines that they and their fellow gun grabbers could exploit to push their anti-gun agendas.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 11:42:30 AM PST by South40
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

How pretty she was. Beauty pageant pretty judging from the pic.

Sad.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 11:43:41 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: neverbluffer

Yes, does make you wonder that an honor student would hang around gang bangers.....and they initially called Trayvon Martin an “honor student”. Sounding more like the usual Black Racist BS


14 posted on 01/30/2013 11:47:25 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: South40

Doubt it.

His NPR-listening supporters don’t get passionate when it is some black kid. Only cute little white kids evoke their interest, and it makes for “better” TV.

I know many of these people.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 11:48:06 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: neverbluffer
Media reports seem to insicate that she is not a gang member but a good honor student, yet she was hanging around with gang members!!!

Please tell me how you know that she was hanging around with gang members. She has one photo on her facebook that she took of herself against a school wall. That doesn't make her Trayvon Martin.

16 posted on 01/30/2013 11:48:31 AM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!)
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To: bgill; Nachum

Very tragic.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 11:48:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40; Revolting cat!

Shot by one of the ruthless Sons of Obama?


18 posted on 01/30/2013 11:49:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: neverbluffer

The person on Facebook does not look like her at all. I think it’s someone else with same name


19 posted on 01/30/2013 11:52:52 AM PST by denfurb
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To: South40

Sounds like she was a great girl.

RIP Hadiya.

How are those gun laws working out for ya rahm?


20 posted on 01/30/2013 11:53:04 AM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Shot by one of the ruthless Sons of Obama?

Barry commented publicly on the inter-racial Treyvon Martin shooting yet he remains silent on the larger threat to African-Americans, black on black crime.

21 posted on 01/30/2013 11:53:50 AM PST by South40
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What is the story here? That she was murdered or that she attended King Barry’s coronation?

That there were over 500 murders in Chicago last year yet none of them warranted his attention. He didn't take on "gun violence" until there was a school shooting in the northeast AFTER the election.

Even with Chicago's tough gun restrictions, gangstas still do things The Chicago Way.

Maybe now that someone put on a pedestal in Obama's celebration has fallen, maybe NOW some attention will be focused on Chicago's shameful display of violence that is considered "commonplace". The solutions touted by this administration do not work. Obama isn't concerned with limiting gun violence, he seeks limiting access to guns.

22 posted on 01/30/2013 11:53:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: South40
Here's more from the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-hadiya-pendleton-20130130,0,3581598.story
23 posted on 01/30/2013 11:55:03 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: South40

This tragedy will get no play compared to that worthless grifter Tray-von

She looks a lot like Obama’s daughter
but His daughter would NEVER attend a Chi-town public school would she?

tho’ during the campaign, the Mooch did say she and Barry were “raising their kids with (Chicago) southside values”.
Now no one exackly asked Mooch what are those values she spoke of?

Duck, cover, and pray?


24 posted on 01/30/2013 11:55:10 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sometimes kids like her get killed BECAUSE they are Honor Students.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 11:57:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeminoleCounty
from the article
"According to reports, Pendleton was among 12 teenagers who had taken shelter from the rain under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park. An unidentified gunman then jumped the park's fence and allegedly opened fire. In addition to Pendleton, who later died from her wounds, a teenage boy was shot and is currently in serious condition at the hospital."

She was in a PUBLIC park, among 12 others, seeking shelter from rain. How can you be sure she was hanging with gang members?
26 posted on 01/30/2013 11:57:59 AM PST by denfurb
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To: denfurb
Hadiya was hanging out with her volleyball team at Harsh Park after taking exams Tuesday afternoon. About a dozen teens had taken shelter under a canopy during a rainstorm when a boy or man jumped a fence in the park, ran toward them and opened fire around 2:20 p.m., police said.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-hadiya-pendleton-20130130,0,3581598.story
27 posted on 01/30/2013 12:01:00 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: massgopguy
"Sometimes kids like her get killed BECAUSE they are Honor Students."

Yeah.. You can't be all 'acting-white' 'n shee-it.

28 posted on 01/30/2013 12:01:18 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: South40

Obama could care less, she’s black, why do you think the elites love abortion and contraception in Africa?


29 posted on 01/30/2013 12:03:59 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: neverbluffer
and furthermore
from Wikipedia
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. College Preparatory High School (commonly known as King College Prep) is a public 4-year selective enrollment magnet high school located in the Kenwood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. King is one of the Chicago Public School System's eight selective enrollment schools, which means that its approximately 900 students must apply for acceptance, based on academic achievement and test scores. In 2010, King College Prep was named a "Silver Medal" school by "U.S. News and World Report" in its annual rankings of America's best high schools.
Honors classes and Advanced Placement courses are offered in every subject area. College coursework is accessible through King’s college and university partners. Advanced coursework is possible in Visual and Performing Arts (Band, Orchestra, Dance, Drama, Graphic Arts, Vocal Music), Architecture and Engineering, and Computer Technology. KCP specializes in Architecture and Engineering as well as Information Technology.

30 posted on 01/30/2013 12:04:19 PM PST by denfurb
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To: SeminoleCounty

she was at a bus stop in a nice neighborhood

Do you think you (or a family member) ever waited to catch a bus or train at a bus stop or metro station where some of the people around yuo were bangers or other degenerates, and therefore you deserved to become a crime victim for the company you keep?

If your honor kid rides a school bus,goes to a concert, drives through a neighborhood on the way to somewhere, or goes to a movie, or mall, or amusement park .... do you think there might be other kids in the vicinity who are targets of thugs?

‘Bam posed with a kid making a gang banger/rapper gun sign, and hosts rappers who court and pimp their “art” to kids at the WH and his fund raisers regularly

Shame on him for playing to this, and shame on Michelle for acting like this street culture has values she shares


31 posted on 01/30/2013 12:04:30 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: mlizzy
The shooting occurred about a mile from Obama's Kenwood home, but Emanuel said the circumstances do not carry symbolic significance.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-hadiya-pendleton-20130130,0,3581598.story
32 posted on 01/30/2013 12:05:18 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The story is meant to incline the reader to be against guns. Good kid caught in the crossfire, it appears.
33 posted on 01/30/2013 12:08:14 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: South40

This is very sad, but its a cultural problem, not a weapon access problem. My dad and one of his brothers were teachers and principals on the south side for decades, and forty years ago there was a shooting a week in any given neighborhood. So when I hear the stats, I say to myself, that seems low. As bad as it is, I’m guessing the problem is worse than what’s being reported. This would be to make it easier to avoid the cultural issue and blame it on a politically “useful” issue like guns, rather than deal with the horribly destructive consequences of JJ and his ilk pushing failure as a way if life for the last 40 years.


34 posted on 01/30/2013 12:10:12 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Cboldt
The story is meant to incline the reader to be against guns. Good kid caught in the crossfire, it appears.

Exactly.

35 posted on 01/30/2013 12:10:28 PM PST by South40
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To: massgopguy

There is a national “no bullying homosexuals and crossdressers” program in schools yet there is no such national “don’t bully ‘brains’ and ‘preps’” campaign.


36 posted on 01/30/2013 12:12:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Black Agnes

Very much so.


37 posted on 01/30/2013 12:12:40 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: South40

Why aren’t those “This Is A Gun Free Zone” posters working? Do they have to be multilingual? /sarc


38 posted on 01/30/2013 12:14:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: mlizzy
haha, my bad.
I had the yahoo article in another window and excerpted from that :)
39 posted on 01/30/2013 12:14:07 PM PST by denfurb
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To: Springfield Reformer

Mass killings in the U.S. peaked in 1929 and Chicago was at its core. But there was no 24hr news cycle back then so the left found such tragedies harder to exploit.


40 posted on 01/30/2013 12:15:07 PM PST by South40
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To: denfurb
If you believe the report....

She was hanging with known gang members.

41 posted on 01/30/2013 12:17:04 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: Cboldt
The story is meant to incline the reader to be against guns.

Oddly, it inclines me the opposite direction.

42 posted on 01/30/2013 12:17:31 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: Cboldt
Agreed

Media reports seem to insicate that she is not a gang member but a good honor student, yet she was hanging around with gang members!!!

What difference does it make? She's dead!

Another senseless murder that will be quickly forgotten by all except her family. Payers for her and her family.

If the "system" was really interested is stopping the carnage they would address fatherlessness.

43 posted on 01/30/2013 12:17:44 PM PST by Taylor42
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To: South40
Not news if shot by a Black Gansta, only if by a White or White Hispanic.

Just one of 41 so far this year, Chicago on course to break their record of 500 in all of 2012.

Blacks Murdering Blacks ain't news and At This Point, What Difference Does It Make?

44 posted on 01/30/2013 12:20:33 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: mlizzy
the mayor said. "You're a good citizen in good standing if you help."

Chilly how like Hitler's SS this sounds.

45 posted on 01/30/2013 12:25:03 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: denfurb
The video at the Chicago Tribune link does mention this was gang-related (or so says the commentary: I haven't got audio)... but that wasn't placed in the article for whatever reason.
46 posted on 01/30/2013 12:33:06 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: South40

All the pols in Chicago will do is bloviate, the gangs are an intergal part of the political system there.


47 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:47 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: mlizzy
The female reporter in the video said Hadiya wasn't in a gang but that most who were with her when she was shot were. She also said those gang members did nothing to help her nor would they aid police in their investigation.

Nice culture. /s

48 posted on 01/30/2013 12:37:44 PM PST by South40
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To: bgill
the mayor said. "You're a good citizen in good standing if you help."
Chilly how like Hitler's SS this sounds.
Yes, I thought that was strange too.
49 posted on 01/30/2013 12:37:53 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: South40

Yeah, and I’m sure it was a legal gun owner and member of the NRA that shot her < /Sarc>


50 posted on 01/30/2013 12:39:30 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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