Gun Control: Dishonest Chicago Democrats spinning the story about gun control, not gang violence control!!!
Gun violence in Chicago, the democrat-ruled city with strict gun control laws but few gang control laws. After all, you do not want to enforce laws that would fall disproportionately on the minority base of the democrat party.
Once again, we see gun-related violence in a minority neighborhood and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets emotional … so where is the massive crackdown against criminal gangs?
Where is President Obama? Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton? Why are they not marching against gangs?
15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park
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. 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.
Just days before, Hadiya performed with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called Hadiya’s mother, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, to try to offer a measure of comfort.“She is what is best in our city. A child going to school, who takes a final exam, who had just been to the inaugural,” Emanuel said. “You look at her, you look at how she talked about her future. She took her final exams. She had dreams. And this gang-banger, this punk took that away from Cleopatra. They took it away from Hadiya. And in my view, they took it away from the city of Chicago.”
CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the park where Hadiya was shot is just blocks from King College Prep High School — where she was an honor student, volleyball player, and majorette with the school band. Hadiya, who dreamed of becoming a lawyer, was part of the school’s Crystal Elegance marching band’s majorette team, which performed at President Barack Obama’s second inaugural last week. Hadiya’s father described her as a “shining light.” “She would brighten up a room when she walked in,” Nathaniel Pendleton said. “They took someone that had a real shining light.”
A witness said the teens who were with Hadiya at the time of the shooting scattered and ran out of the park in a panic after the shots were fired. Hadiya and a boy who also was shot collapsed about a block away, in front of one of the upscale condo row houses that line Oakenwald. Hadiya was struck once in the back, and died at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital less than an hour later. The teenage boy who was shot was struck in the leg. He also was being treated at Comer Children’s Hospital.
Police said Hadiya 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.
Bottom line …
This does not appear to be a random shooting. Nobody goes to the trouble of jumping a fence when there are more convenient victims nearby.
You stop the gun-violence by stopping gang violence!
Again, it’s crime control, not gun control that is needed. Disarming law-abiding citizens is not the answer. The answer is to go after minority gangs! Regardless of the political consequences to the democrat party and its big-money entitlement support culture!
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