Much has been made about the death of a 15-year-old honor student, Hadiya Pendleton.
She died after being shot in a park near the Chicago home of President Barack Obama on Jan. 29, just days after she performed during his inauguration festivities in Washington. Her death was among dozens of homicides in Chicago last month, but her background and ties to Obama thrust her death into the national headlines and helped put Chicago at the center of a national debate over gun control. (story)
Yesterday her killers were arrested.
Michael Ward, 18, left and Kenneth Williams, 20, were charged Monday evening with Hadiya’s murder. Police said they are gang members
“You know, as a country, we are failing. We are failing miserably when it comes to children and our lack of compassion, and figuring out how do we keep the guns from killing all of these children.”
How do we keep the guns from killing all of these children? This was the question posed by Jamie Foxx at the Trayvon Martin Memorial Rally this past weekend. “The guns“, as if there are packs of wild unattended firearms running amock all by themselves.
How about focusing your attention on how to keep the Traythugs who are using those guns from killing each other? It ain’t the guns killing kids, it’s the undisciplined young black males without fathers, faith, or direction. In short, look in the mirror.