Girl, 15, killed a week after appearing at inauguration events

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Jan 30, 2013
 
By Jennifer Delgado and Bridget DoyleTribune reporter
11:00 a.m. CST, January 30, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton was such a whirlwind of activity — from preparing to travel abroad to performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities — that family members would jokingly tell the 15-year-old to slow down.

"There were a lot of good opportunities that were coming her way. She was just taking them all,” said Lakeisha Stewart, 37, Hadiya’s godmother. "She was the kid who you had to say,‘Slow down, you can’t do everything.' "

Pendleton was hanging out with her volleyball team near King College Prep on the South Side Tuesday afternoon when she was fatally shot in the back when a gunman filed into a crowd of students, according to family and police.

“All of it just makes no sense,” Stewart said.“She was following (her parents') rules.”

Just last week, at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, Hadiya sent her godparents a text and a photo of her and her teammates in Washington, D.C., Stewart said. She had not gotten the chance to talk to Hadiya about the details of the trip since she returned from the East Coast.

Hadiya, who has a 10-year-old brother, had also been preparing to travel to Paris with her school, Stewart said, and loved to dance. She was a majorette on the school's drill team.

Hadiya’s parents made sure she stayed involved in school, said her godfather, Damon Stewart, 36, an attorney and Chicago police officer. He said she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“He 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."

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Jan 30, 2013
 
This can't be, Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country!!
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Jan 30, 2013
 

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I guess Obama doesn't care about minorities. If he did, he would visit his hometown and call an end to minority murders that happen every weekend.

He must only care about whitey, since he paid more attention to the Newtown shootings.

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Jan 30, 2013
 
This is an ongoing issue this city has yet to figure out. When you take away people's guns, only the evil have guns. I feel bad for this family and their little one. Parents should not have to bury their children!
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Niether of the Above wrote:
This can't be, Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country!!
Gun laws on a state or local levle do no good. They need to be on a national level.
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Why are you always bringing your mother into conversations, besides it's dirt, not color, crass.
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Chicago has a gang problem and so far Rahm Emmanuel has not done anything to stop the gang problem. The cops know who yhe gang members are. They should round them up. After just a short time they would implicate each other about their criminal activities.
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Sure, ignore laws, except the ones a wacko feels are "right" ??? LMAOROFU~! Guess, that explains your illegal workers ??
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Philo Beddoe wrote:
Chicago has a gang problem and so far Rahm Emmanuel has not done anything to stop the gang problem. The cops know who yhe gang members are. They should round them up. After just a short time they would implicate each other about their criminal activities.
Say, Schmahl, you should be mayor of Chicago seeing you know everything about everything. In fact, you should be president and maybe even KING OF THE WORLD!

How did you ever gain so much knowledge while remaining illiterate?

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Lawton wrote:
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Gun laws on a state or local levle do no good. They need to be on a national level.
Adolph Hitler had national gun laws. Good idea there Dumbo.

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Antimelting wrote:
I guess Obama doesn't care about minorities. If he did, he would visit his hometown and call an end to minority murders that happen every weekend.
He must only care about whitey, since he paid more attention to the Newtown shootings.
Chicago had over 500 murders last year. Most were young minorities.

Obama never said a word that I heard about the violence on the streets of his home town.

January, 2013 has surpassed January 2012 for the number of murders. They have 41 so far this month. Just think of how those numbers will grow as the temperatures heat up.

Will we hear Barack Hussein Obama speak of the senseless violence in Chicago this year? I doubt it.

After all, young black gang bangers don't donate money like the Liberal white folks in Connecticut.

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Lawton wrote:
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Gun laws on a state or local levle do no good. They need to be on a national level.
We already have national gun laws and state gun laws and municipal gun laws. The gun laws in Chicago are some of the most strict in the nation and still they have one of the highest incidences of gun violence anywhere. Do you think the gang bangers and drive by shooters are shopping at Cabelas? They are buying their guns illegally or on the black market. And we all know how well drug laws have been at creating a thriving black market.(they haven't done much else) Hell, guns are still legal and there is a thriving black market.
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Like you hearing or not hearing Obama's words determines what he said ??

This is even STUPIDER "LOGIC" than usual, is it your birthday ??? LMAOROFU~!

Trying a new level of stupidity, to CELEBRATE !???

LMAOROTFU~!

Happy birthday!
Now you're one year older
Happy birthday!
Your life still isn't over
Happy birthday!
You did not accomplish much
But you didn't die this year
I guess that's good enough

So let's drink to your fading health
And hope you don't remind yourself
your chance of finding fame and wealth
Decrease with every year

Does it feel like you're doing laps
And eating food and taking naps
And hoping that someday perhaps
Your life will hold some cheer

Happy birthday!
What have you done that matters?
Happy birthday!
You're starting to get fatter
Happy birthday!
It's downhill from now on
Try not to remind yourself
Your best years are all gone

If cryogenics were all free
Then you could live like Walt Disney
And live for all eternity
Inside a block of ice

But instead your time is set
This is the only life you get
And though it hasn't ended yet
Sometimes you wish it might

Happy birthday!
You wish you had more money
Happy birthday!
Your life's so sad it's funny
Happy birthday!
How much more can you take?
But your friends are hungry
So just cut the stupid cake

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Lawton wrote:
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Gun laws on a state or local levle do no good. They need to be on a national level.
Red, we have national laws on boarder control, how they doing?? We have national laws on immmigration, how they doing?? Wake up, Smell the roses, The fed enforces laws the administration in power wants them to enforce! A national gun law does nothing to stop gun violence or murders!

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Jan 30, 2013
 
cantmakeitup wrote:
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We already have national gun laws and state gun laws and municipal gun laws. The gun laws in Chicago are some of the most strict in the nation and still they have one of the highest incidences of gun violence anywhere. Do you think the gang bangers and drive by shooters are shopping at Cabelas? They are buying their guns illegally or on the black market. And we all know how well drug laws have been at creating a thriving black market.(they haven't done much else) Hell, guns are still legal and there is a thriving black market.
Ok, now repond to yourself as Niether of the Above :-)
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Like you hearing or not hearing Obama's words determines what he said ??

This is even STUPIDER "LOGIC" than usual, is it your birthday ??? LMAOROFU~!

Trying a new level of stupidity, to CELEBRATE !???

LMAOROTFU~!

Happy birthday!
Now you're one year older
Happy birthday!
Your life still isn't over
Happy birthday!
You did not accomplish much
But you didn't die this year
I guess that's good enough

So let's drink to your fading health
And hope you don't remind yourself
your chance of finding fame and wealth
Decrease with every year

Does it feel like you're doing laps
And eating food and taking naps
And hoping that someday perhaps
Your life will hold some cheer

Happy birthday!
What have you done that matters?
Happy birthday!
You're starting to get fatter
Happy birthday!
It's downhill from now on
Try not to remind yourself
Your best years are all gone

If cryogenics were all free
Then you could live like Walt Disney
And live for all eternity
Inside a block of ice

But instead your time is set
This is the only life you get
And though it hasn't ended yet
Sometimes you wish it might

Happy birthday!
You wish you had more money
Happy birthday!
Your life's so sad it's funny
Happy birthday!
How much more can you take?
But your friends are hungry
So just cut the stupid cake

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, now repond to yourself as Niether of the Above :-)
Hey, I thought I was Niether.

I tell you what, I will be cant this coming week, and you can be SL and cant can be Niether. Then the next week we can shuffle the deck and see what we can come up with.

But we still need to find a way to work non-starter and Bridgework, our friend from Eden Prairie, and a few others into the mix too.
Amused Slew

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Funny, fred... Oh right, you claim you never switched monikers, along with your other lies....

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Jan 30, 2013
 
Smart Liberal wrote:
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Hey, I thought I was Niether.
I tell you what, I will be cant this coming week, and you can be SL and cant can be Niether. Then the next week we can shuffle the deck and see what we can come up with.
But we still need to find a way to work non-starter and Bridgework, our friend from Eden Prairie, and a few others into the mix too.
I'm already confused about the schedule.
Maybe someone could put together a spread sheet so we can all keep better track.
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Funny, fred... Oh right, you claim you never switched monikers, along with your other lies....

Of course, the "political pundits" are fully involved in game playing, since they're serious about our country...

Geez, talk about childish.

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