The mile: From Obama’s Chicago home to where Hadiya was murdered. Very moving Sun-Times videoContinue reading.
Video: ‘The Mile’ between Obama’s home and where Hadiya Pendleton died
President Obama, in his State of the Union speech Tuesday, called attention to the sad tale of Hadiya Pendleton, the innocent 15-year-old girl gunned down by gang gunfire in a case of mistaken identity and yet another tragic bit of Chicago gun violence.
Obama, in telling Hadiya’s story, mentioned that she died just a mile from his house.
Photojournalists Jessica Koscielniak and Jon Sall travelled that distance to see just how far a mile really is when it comes to Chicago’s streets and neighborhood.
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