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911 tapes from day Hadiya Pendleton shot, killed

911 recordings from the death of Hadiya Pendleton, 15, have been made public, as a bill bearing her name cleared a major hurdle in Congress. The King College Prep student was fatally shot in January while standing with a group of teenagers in Harsh Park.

On Friday, Hadiya’s parents joined Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and Sandra Wortham, sister of slain police officer Thomas Wortham IV, at a press conference speaking in support of the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act.

The bipartisan bill, also sponsored by Senator Mark Kirk, would crack down on straw purchasing and gun trafficking. A key part of the bill is named after Hadiya. The measure cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

Hadiya was killed just a week after she performed at events for President Obama’s inauguration. Her death became a national symbol of gun violence and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the teen’s funeral in Chicago.

Two young men are charged in the case. Hadiya was not the intended target, police said.

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8 Comments to “911 tapes from day Hadiya Pendleton shot, killed”

    fatalbert2013 said:
    March 9, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    Bomb the damn place!

    kid1339 said:
    March 9, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    I think Hadiya's mom should take Sen. Durbin's place Mayor Eboy should leave the U.S. & Mama Obama should keep dancing with that male dressed like a woman .

      Mr.B said:
      March 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Your name really depicts your way of thinking…or lack there of.

    TIFFANY said:
    March 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    IT'S SAD THAT HER LIFE WAS TAKEN FROM HER SO SOON, BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL OUR OTHER YOUTH THAT HAS FALLEN VICTIMS TO THE STREETS???? & NOW THAY WANNA DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, IF THIS PLAN WAS IN AFFECT YEARS AGO, I THINK MORE OF OUR YOUTH WOULD STILL BE HERE & THERE WOULD BE LESS GUN VIOLENCE…

    keeping real said:
    March 9, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    well parents of those kid thugs and old thugs!! no law will prevent any killings, due to our holiday prisons and not teach this animals to act right will keeping happending

    John said:
    March 9, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Enough of this Pendleton crap!

    bill said:
    March 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    This young lady was a role model for other kids. I feel for the familyandt you should be proud of your daughter and the beautiful person that she was. May God bless you all.

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