Sad Irony: Woman Killed After Sister Hears Obama Speak of Gun Violence

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

Can we have that “national conversation” about Chicago yet? Typically these “national conversations” are one-sided lectures from Democrats telling the rest of what to do. Isn’t it time the left accepts the fact Chicago is being torn to shreds by gangbangers?

No amount of gun control is going to stop them.

Hours after Destini Warren, 14, attended President Barack Obama’s speech against gun violence Friday, her family learned of a terrible irony.

Destini’s sister, Janay McFarlane, 18, was the victim of the very thing that the President was condemning at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago.

McFarlane, of the 8900 block of South Lowe Avenue, was visiting friends and family in North Chicago when she was shot on her way to a store in the northern suburb, her family said.

She was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m., shortly after sustaining a single gunshot wound to her head, according to the Lake County Coroner’s office.

North Chicago Police officials did not return calls for comment Saturday.

Angela Blakely, the mother of both girls, said that the family had been anticipating the President’s visit to the school where Destini is a freshman.

Leading up to the visit, McFarlane frequently mentioned the recent death of Hadiya Pendleton, 15, whose own shooting death a mile from the Obama’s home spurred the President’s visit.

“It’s terrible, it’s terrible the only thing I can remember is my daughter telling me, ‘Mommy, it’s so sad about Hadiya. That makes no sense,’“ Blakely said. “She always asked me a lot of questions about death.”

What kind of life is it when kids have to be asking about death? Any why do Democrats have their heads in the sand when legitimate questions are asked? The Chicago mayor is fond of saying we can’t let a crisis go to waste. So why doesn’t he do anything about the obvious problem here?

3 Responses to “Sad Irony: Woman Killed After Sister Hears Obama Speak of Gun Violence”

  1. Blue Hen on 18/18/13 at 11:12 am

    It’s almost as if bloviating and posturing aren’t substitutes for thought and intelligent public policy formulation…..Naaaah. It must be racism.

  2. Vic Kelley on 18/18/13 at 12:10 pm

    It isn’t sad or ironic. Some colored goes out late at night on a weekend to visit people in a part of town where it doesn’t live. It was risky to do that especially in a place like chicago. Risky, not ironic or sad.