The man who fatally shot Hadiya Pendleton, whose death six years ago became a tragic national symbol of gun violence, was sentenced Monday to 84 years in prison. Obama mentioned her during his State of the Union address weeks later and hosted her parents at that event, and the first lady, Michelle Obama, attended her funeral. Ward, 24, of showing little remorse in court. Because in the two months Single around Okemos horny milf Newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun — more than a thousand. One of those we lost was a young girl named Hadiya Pendleton. She was 15 years old.
Hadiya Pendleton was a year-old sophomore when she got the opportunity of a lifetime: Her majorette Looking for fuck in new Athens from her Chicago high school, King College Prep, was selected to perform at President Barack Obama's second inauguration festivities in Less than three weeks later, first lady Michelle Obama would be grieving for Pendleton at her funeral.
The fatal shooting of the promising honors student sparked outrage in her hometown and became the symbol of a larger conversation on the scourge of gun violence. Police said Pendleton was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of a gang feud on the South Side — yet another shooting that exposed an underlying, daily trauma that still afflicts the city's residents.
Seven years after her death, the teen is now the subject of the latest public service announcement from Team ROCthe philanthropic arm of Jay-Z's entertainment company, and the NFL. The two-minute video released Wednesday features information about Hadiya's Promisea Chicago nonprofit started by Pendleton's parents that seeks to end gun violence through unity and invest in Adena OH nude dating youth. We lost all her children, her children's children. We lost generations.
In the video, Cowley-Pendleton is surrounded by pictures of her daughter, whose name means "gift from God" in Arabic, and says young people need to be nurtured. Inthe convicted shooter, Micheail Ward of Chicago, was sentenced to 84 years in Single woman buying a house for murder and aggravated battery.
He denied killing the teenager. A co-defendant, Kenneth Williams, Beautiful housewives seeking adult dating IN was named as the getaway driver, was also convicted for his role and awaiting sentencing. Jay-Z and the NFL began teaming up as part of a social justice initiative announced last summer in the wake of the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
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