An Ill. woman was killed on the same day that her sister sat behind Obama during a speech on gun control. 18-year-old Janay Mcfarlane was shot once in the head around 11:30 p.m. on Friday in North Chicago. On Feb. 17, the Boston Herald reported that the girl's mother said the attack was planned -- but that the bullet wasn't meant for Mcfarlane. Instead, the bullet was supposed to strike her friend.
According to the Boston Herald, this death came along with a bit of sad irony. Mcfarlane's 14-year-old sister, Destini, was feet away from Barack Obama at Hyde Park Career Academy. He was there talking about gun legislation.
Janay was killed the same day her sister sat behind Obama which is making news because of the gun violence that is undoubtedly stalking America. A few weeks ago, Hadiya Pendleton was a victim of gun violence in Chicago, just days after attending -- and performing at Obama's Inauguration.
It is almost as if these murders are prompting the President to get something done to prohibit further incidents... but these murders are also sparking a lot of debate about what exactly should be done. And, of course, what really can be done -- because there will always be violence in some form.
The girl killed the same day as her sister sat behind Obama during his speech may or may not receive any attention from the White House. As previously reported, First Lady Michelle Obama did attend the funeral services for Hadiya Pendleton last week.
© Effie Orfanides 2013