Why should we care? Because this poor kid did nothing wrong! An honor student, who had been at the inauguration of our President a week earlier.
But bullets lack brains, both the lead projectile and sometimes the human squeezing the trigger. If a gang member is killed, you understand, you play you pay.
A sad lesson of this is life doesn’t have a timetable. Every day is a new day and a blessing, because it is not a guarantee. Wouldn’t it be nice though, if some loser didn’t have to help Hadiya along? We need to nurture smarts like hers, not bury it.
- Turn Hadiya Pendleton’s Killer In, Please!!! (outsideanalysis.com)