The parents of the late Hadiya Pendleton sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss the gun violence crisis in Chicago.
Last week was the most violent and deadly of the year thus far.
According to Cleopatra Pendleton, one of major lessons learned from the loss of her daughter was the need for community-wide involvement in finding solutions to this crisis.
“I think the big picture is the fact that there are issues with guns and the violence that’s happening out there is all of our problem,” Cleopatra Pendleton said. “I think that’s the big thing that Nate and I have taken from this experience. Many of us walk around in a bubble like if we do what we’re supposed to do in terms of rearing our children, and making sure that they’re not part of the problem, that we’re doing enough. And it’s not enough.”
Thoughts on Mrs. Pendleton’s sentiments?
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