Jackson Vows March for Slain Teen
Hadiya Pendleton was shot in Chicago park
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 1, 2013 12:28 PM CST
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(Newser) – Jesse Jackson is organizing a march this weekend in remembrance of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen who was killed just days after performing with her school band at President Obama's inauguration. Chicago already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but Jackson says he's hoping to inspire action on other factors that lead to gang violence. "It's not just about gun laws," he said on MSNBC. "It's about gun flow and drug flow and job flow." Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition will participate in the march, as will Rev. Al Sharpton, Politico reports.

Hadiya's shooting is believed to be gang-related, but police say neither the 15-year-old nor anyone she was with had gang ties. Indeed, in sixth grade she even recorded an anti-gang PSA, the Chicago Tribune reports. It's heartbreaking to watch now: "So many children in the world have died from gang violence," another girl in the video tells the camera. "More than 500 children have died from being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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backpath2
Feb 2, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Rev. Jackson is a textbook example of a parasite. He attaches himself to other peoples' misfortunes, and uses them to bolster his public image and sense of self importance. The Rev. Dr. King, in contrast, devoted his energies to improving the world, and did so without succumbing to the cult of personality. The two men could not be more opposite in nature.
kati
Feb 2, 2013 10:34 AM CST
It takes time/money to organize something like this, which fine if you have all that. But, instead it's not available in any inner city. So, why not use the same resources and actually go to schools and teach the kids something, anything, like ability to understand East from West, percentages, and basics like that. Seriously, many people in in their teens and twenties have not been exposed to basic teachings.
EagleEye
Feb 2, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Reading what you white boys write is horrifying. You, Mr. Crowley and JesseJ are the reasons you whites fail, in all things. The nerve to call us animals. How many whites have killed whites in the Civil war, (nothin civil about it)? How many have died at the hands of Hitler, US Military, the English Crown, Soviet undertakings. Hundreds of Millions have died!!!!! Also, what about Rome? Greece? Did Egypt come to take Europe's gold or other God given resources to the land and it's people? Did Egypt force Roman and Greek Queens to marry them, somehow trying to take over as the "Headship"? You white men confess to be wise and your nothing but fools. You deceive yourselves. But that is the way of Self Righteousness. The Lights of your own eyes. And now you want to blame your social making on a global scale everyone else's fault. It's sad what you have become. But Like it is written in Isaiah by God, Egypt shall be My People, the Assyrian the "work" of my hand and Israel mine Inheritance." But it is understandable. the apostle Paul brought the Gospels to Rome and Europe, they killed him. Phillip brought it to Egypt (Lower Egypt) through the High Court Official and Treasurer of the Queen of Candace (over a thousand pyramids in Aswan) and Egypt rejoiced. You do the Math. So much for the Vatican's monopoly of the Faith.