Posts tagged "gun violence"

Hadiya Pendleton Is Killed in Chicago Days After Performing at Obama Inauguration

This letter is by my friend and colleague, Tamara Kaldor. Dear Chicago Parents, President Obama, Governor Quinn & Mayor Emanuel, This morning, I awoke to the news that Hadiya Pendleton, a 15 year-old Chicago girl, had been murdered by a spray of bullets in a neighborhood park. Only days earlier, she had performed at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony.... Read more »

I Blame Nancy & Peter Lanza for Sandy Hook, Though I Know It's Wrong

Like just about every parent with a TV or Internet connection, I’ve been searching for answers as to why a 20-year-old named Adam Lanza murdered 26 adults and children in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. I’ve blamed the NRA and the monstrosity of a gun lobby. I’ve blamed our State and... Read more »