First Lady Attends Teen’s Chicago Funeral

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CHICAGO (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama attended a funeral Saturday (Feb. 9) in her hometown of Chicago, for a 15-year-old girl gunned last month.

Mrs. Obama was among hundreds of mourners paying their respects to Haydia Pendleton.

White House senior aide Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan were also in attendance at a church on Chicago’s South side.

Someone shot and killed the honor student on January 29th, just days after she performed with her high school majorette team at President Obama’s inauguration festivities in Washington.

Officers say Pendleton was not the intended target, but was seeking shelter from the rain when she was hit by gunfire in a park known for gang activity.

Police have made no arrest in the shooting death.

Pendleton’s mother is expected to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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  • Henchy

    another political move to steal American rights and freedoms. Wake up America. I'm guessing Haydia is black..Michelle sure in the hell wouldn't go to a white girl's funeral when killed by Illegal happens daily. Let the foriegn criminals in and steal the good law abiding tax-payers rights and guns. This Administration is 100% backwards and needs to be accountable for a change. Enough with the blame game and the propaganda garbage..fricken Muslim terrorist Soetoro's.You are America's worst enemy.

  • mark

    this is just propaganda…..why didn't the sheboon obama wear her puffy beehive godgiven afro?………who goes to funerals of people they don't even know?……….these obama are lame nasty folks!…… were being killed in chicago when they both lived there and they DID NOTHING OR SAID NOTHING ABOUT IT!…..wonder why that is?………….

    • DEE

      umm maybe because she has enough sense to look professional for this funeral, and the reason she went was becuase the little girl performed at the inauguration also maybe it becuase she is from chicago and feels for the many families that have lodt young children to senseless gun violence.

  • disgustedbyyou

    To: “Another photo op for the monkey”

    We are so sick of you. If you’re not happy here then go live in another country you pasty faced traiter. Lol lol lol lol……….

  • Thisashame

    This is really sad because no one is thinking about her parents, her family, and friends who she really Hurt by the loss of a good kid. This young girl was a honor roll student was productive in today society and was killed by probably someone her age. This has to end. This selfish gun violence. She attended funeral out of respect because she was a good citizen. Please help one another instead of attacking me because my skin is darker than yours I might has to save your life one day.

  • Backatya

    As the saying goes, "Let the dead bury their dead." So, though I doubt Michelle was there because the victim was black, but that the victim performed at the inauguration ceremony and wanted to pay her respect. Nothing wrong with that. R.I.P. Haydia. Much prayers for your family, loved ones, and the community at large.

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  • Dave Kaplan

    I like to make a comment on the murder of a 15 year old teen.
    That is a no no. Her future was wasted.
    From Dave Kaplan of Los Angeles