Tuesday, February 26, 2013

- Standing on the Graves of Children


"She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids...grew up, where our house is. She had just taken a chemistry test. And she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn't need," she said. "I just don't want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first. That, you know, our rights and our privileges take a back seat when it comes to the safety of our children in this country."

What is sad is that Hadiya Pendleton's grave has become the soap-box for Chicago Style Politicians that seek to replicate "Chicago's Gun Control Success Story" nation-wide.

Rather than focus on obesity, why not speak out against gang violence and drug dealing. Chicago's myriad byzantine weapons laws did not prevent this child's death  nor does it address this shocking statistic :

Teenagers 29% of Chicago homicide victims


I did leave out the part that ABC News Edited Michelle's statement for Broadcast

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didn't Derb say something about IWSB's?