Videos | Hadiya Pendleton Killed By Gunman

Doesn’t Hadiya’s murder matter too? One week Hadiya’s alive, a daughter, a sister, an HONOR student, performing at a presidential inauguration… and the next week? GUNNED DOWN.

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Hadiya Pendleton was killed Tuesday, not long after participating in inaugural festivities celebrating President Obama’s re-election.  Source

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Nate Pendleton comforts his son Nathaniel, 10, and his wife Cleopatra as they listen to speakers at a press conference in a neighborhood park where his daughter Hadiya was kille

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SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES–Nathaniel is comforted by his father.

From the Chicago Tribune

UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF INTERIEW WITH HADIYA’S MOTHER

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12 Responses to Videos | Hadiya Pendleton Killed By Gunman

  1. Hadiya Pendleton Funeral: Hundreds Line Up To Mourn Slain Teen In Chicago

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/09/hadiya-pendleton-funeral-_0_n_2652929.html#comments

    CHICAGO — A funeral service is under way for a 15-year-old Chicago girl whose killing has brought national attention to Chicago’s staggering gun violence.

    The service began Saturday with a standing ovation for “the strength of this family.”

    Hadiya (huh-DYE’-yuh) Pendleton was a band majorette who was shot and killed just a few days after performing for events surrounding President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Police say Pendleton was an innocent victim in a gang-related shooting.

    First lady Michelle Obama was among a long list of dignitaries present. She met privately with the family before the start of the service and accompanied the girl’s mother to the open casket.

    Obama put her arm around Cleopatra Pendleton and patted her back as the woman threw her head back and started wailing.
    ********************

    ***weeping***

  2. NJEO says:

    My condolences goes out to the entire Pendleton Family…..

  3. BREAKING: Michelle Obama to attend Saturday funeral of Hadiya Pendleton

    http://www.suntimes.com/18075265-761/michelle-obama-to-attend-saturday-funeral-of-hadiya-pendleton.html

    First Lady Michelle Obama is planning on attending the Saturday funeral services for slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who has become a national symbol for the growing problem of gun and gang violence in the city of Chicago.

    Obama will be accompanied at the funeral by Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

  4. Ametia says:

    President Obama Calls Family Of Hadiya Pendleton

    CHICAGO (CBS) — President Obama called the family of a Chicago teenager who was gunned down about a mile from his Kenwood neighborhood home this week.

    Courtney Maxwell, the pastor for Hadiya Pendleton, said the president called to express his condolences and said it meant a lot to the Pendleton family. Maxwell did not provide any details about the conversation.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/01/president-obama-calls-family-of-hadiyah-pendleton/

    Hadiya’s parents deserved nothing less than a phone call from PBO. So glad he called her family.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Hadiya’s mother was on Rev. Al last night.

    • Ametia says:

      Video clip added in thread. The interview was heart-wrenching to watch and listen to, but so necessary. Prayers to Cleo Cowley and her family. IIt’s a call no mother ever expects to receive… “sorry mam; your child has been shot and killed.” Just gut-busting insane.

  6. Just the saddest thing in the world. It breaks my heart into a million pieces and crushes my soul.

    How long, Lord?

  7. rikyrah says:

    I hear about violence in my city all the time, but this one hit hard.

  8. leutisha says:

    Hadiya does matter. And the more those NRA fools try to hang on to their guns….it won’t stop until someone in NRA leadership becomes DIRECTLY affected. Everybody trying to blame Chi-town for this child’s death, but the reality is, Chicago has very strict gun control laws, and the fools who opened fire and didn’t know what the hell he was aiming at, probably got that heater from Indiana, where there’s no wait to get a heater, but you sure as hell better not try to get your drink on after church on Sundays.

    Okay, rant over. Honestly, is it me, or the more the NRA fools open their mouths, someone else goes off, starts shooting up the joint and further demonstrate the need for national gun control laws?

    • Ametia says:

      I’m so ANGRY that the NRA is getting most of camera time; if nothing more, every time they do open their mouths, it illustrates their utter DERANGEMENT/OBSESSION with guns.

  9. Pingback: Hadiya Pendleton: Chicago Gun Violence Takes Star Teen From Inauguration To the Mortuary « The Industry Cosign

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