Skip to comments.Hadiya Pendleton's mom stars in Gun Control PSA (Who saw that coming?)
Posted on 02/16/2013 8:49:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
WASHINGTON, DC - Supporters of gun control have released a powerful new public service announcement, featuring the mom of slain Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton.
The PSA was produced for Mayors Against Illegal Guns. It calls on Congress to take immediate action to end senseless gun violence in this country--that claims 33 lives a day. A tragedy Hadiya Pendleton's mom is in the throes of dealing with, just 18 days after her daughter's death.
"When my daughter Hadiya performed at the President's Inauguration, it was the happiest days of her life," Cleopatra Pendleton says in the PSA. "A week later she was murdered, gunned down near her school. A piece of my heart is gone."
The release of the PSA is the culmination of a very busy week in Washington DC for Ms. Pendleton, a week of lobbying for stricter gun laws to save lives--like her daughter's.
Police say Hadiya was the innocent victim of mistaken identity in a gang related shooting. Two people have been charged with her murder...
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...
Several media outlets, including The Washington Post, reported that Pendleton, who relatives said was a majorette and volleyball player, had performed in the inaugural parade, with King College Preps band. But the band, which marched in the presidents first inaugural, did not perform this time.
Fishy?? Anything that comes from the MSM is fishy. Its always something other than what it “really” is.
“to end senseless gun violence in this country—that claims 33 lives a day.”......................Riiiight! How many die of drugs and related crimes due to the drug trafficking? Liberal 101 back in action.
So, did I hear it wrong the one time? otherwise, what gives with this?!?
Media blitz. Here’s the PBS line up for next week:
After Newtown: Guns in America
KVIEDT - 6.1 - Tue, 2/19, 9:00 PM 1 hr
New, Investigative, Topical, Politics, Crime, Social Topic, Debate, Government, Profile
The evolution of guns in the United States is examined, including the first European settlers, firearms’ link to violence, the clash of cultures that reflect the differing visions of America’s national identity, and more.
KVIEDT - 6.1 - Tue, 2/19, 10:00 PM 1 hr
“Raising Adam Lanza”
New, 2/19/2013, Investigative, Documentary, Social Topic, Public Affairs, Politics, Topical
The young man responsible for the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is profiled, revealing who he was, his motives and other mysteries; the heated debate over gun laws and gun culture is examined.
KVIEDT - 6.1 - Wed, 2/20, 9:00 PM 1 hr
“Mind of a Rampage Killer”
New, 2/20/2013, Science & Technology, Topical
Correspondent Miles O’Brien explores the possibility that the desire for their own death and media glory are what drives spree killers, while also examining the information that science can provide about a brain that is at risk for violent behavior.
Path to Violence
KVIEDT - 6.1 - Wed, 2/20, 10:00 PM 1 hr
New, Investigative, Health, Government, Social Topic, Topical, Crime, True Story, Politics
A comprehensive look is taken at the Safe School Initiative, which is a Secret Service program that psychologists and law enforcement officers have devised to help detect behavioral problems and prevent violent attacks in schools.
Useful idiots, no one will take the gangbangers guns they’re only dancing to that tune. The bigger fish and the threat to thier agenda is the LEGAL ones.
I didn’t see the video, but I’m all for these PSAs. I presume she went after the root cause of gun violence - teen motherhood and the absence of fathers heading married households, correct?