Chicago woman shot to death the same day sister sat behind Obama during gun control speech

some might argue that this underscores Obama’s call for more gun control while in Chicago. But in a city that’s had some of the strongest gun control laws in the United States, this woman’s death speaks to a much more complicated issue – and one where if I were in Chicago, I’d want to have a gun.


FOX 32 – 18 year old Janay McFarlane was fatally shot just hours after her younger sister Destini Warren attended President Barack Obama’s speech at Hyde Park Career Academy on Friday.

In an emotional interview, McFarlane’s mother Angela Blakely broke down in tears saying her daughter did not deserve to die.

“Every time I think about the way my child died it’s hard to think about her dying like that because she didn’t deserve it, she didn’t deserve dying like that,” said Blakely.

Police say the teen was visiting family and friends in North Chicago when she was shot in the head in an alley. She was reportedly with a friend who family members say was the intended target.

“Janay was a strong person, she was a beautiful person, she was a fun, loving person, she was just an all outgoing kind of person and again as I’ve told others, just being in Janay’s presence is fun, she always has a way to make anybody smile,” said Blakely.

For McFarlane’s younger sister Destini Warren who sat just steps behind President Obama on Friday as he gave a speech about growing violence in Chicago and across the country – the tragedy is surreal.

“It really hurt me when I find out that it happened to my sister because I was just listening to… I was thinking about her dying when he was saying it and then later on they called me and told me it happened to my sister,” said Warren.

Janay McFarlane attended Hyde Park Career Academy until she gave birth to her son Jayden last year. Family members describe a young woman with a bright future and big dreams abruptly cut short.


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  • This is control gun in action all around Chicago. Maybe they should give the people back the guns.

  • That’s a sad irony. Too many Janays, too many kids, most of them only known by name to their parents.
    People can expect more because of People control.

  • And do you think any liberal would even question if rampant gang violence, drug violence, a fractured black community, an almost non-existant black family unit, single parenthood, deadbeat fathers, underage teenage mothers, violence in the media (especially in rap music), lack of education, a lousy economy for black kids, not to mention mental illness, had anything at all to do with this? Nope, you’ll never see liberals and Obama ask the really tough questions on WHY this is happening in Chicago. Go for the easy way out and blame it all on guns. Strange, but so many people are stabbed to death each year in this country. How come we don’t outlaw knives? And a lot of teenagers get killed and kill other people driving drunk in this country. Yet I don’t hear this massive cry of outlawing teenagers from driving cars. So why this double-standard for guns? Because liberals have wanted to disarm the American public for about 40 years now. And now they think they can do it with their horrific leader in the White House. Time to just say no.

    • deTocqueville1

      Perfectly stated.

    • white531

      Those who believe in Socialism don’t care how long it takes. They will use opportunities like this though, to move it along a little faster.

  • Joe

    This violence is awful

    I guess Rahm the “Godfather” is another useless POS

    I blame the Judges –

    Keep the punks in jail – period

    Funny thing though –

    OBAMA seems to be a “harbinger of death”

    • BlueGood

      Not only is O’bama a real & present danger to the American way of life & heritage, he clearly is a real & present danger to young African AMerican girls who attend his Freak shows!

      Two for two O’Bama…way to go….add in 4 of Benghazi, one or two Border Guards….you have a regular DEATH MAGNET as a Pres. my friends….

      • OneThinDime

        Brian Terry – Border Patrol Agent
        Jamie Zapata – ICE Agent

      • white531

        You just put yourself on the Drone List. 🙂

  • Sober_Thinking

    It’s sad that people have to consider moving out of cities where they are no longer safe or able to legally protect themself.

    Obama’s (and liberal’s) utopian America.

  • maynardb50

    Reading the article, I note everyone in the family has a different last name. Typical…no father.

    • mark1955

      Exactly! Firearms deaths have gone up in direct corellation to the rise in the welfare state, starting in the mid-late sixties, when welfare payments started rewarding woman,for each extra child they had.That rewarded irresponsibility and encouraged out of wed lock pregancies and with single parent absentee father families. Those families had no paternal discipline and responsibility. You had one woman trying to raise a large family, with no disciplinary help from a father figure to her children. Those children became uncontrollable and increasingly suceptible to violence and gang culture hence the rise in Firearms deaths. At the same time you had the GCA act of 1968. Talk about a perect storm for causing a rise in Firearms deaths. Before the rise in thewelfare state, as poverty stricken and oppressed as many Black families were, you still had a strong family unit and Paternal presence, which helped instill discipline in the household and kept violence and the gang culture under control.

    • oregonproud

      with a 3 month old, no father baby at home and she’s hanging with her homies in a alley. Oh, let’s blame guns, ok?

      • white531

        If she supposedly had such a bright future, what was she doing in an alley?

    • OneThinDime

      And the one killed, in alternative high school with an infant child. Just how old was she when she conceived that child? And where is that daddy?

    • white531

      You picked up on that too? I person living in Chicago would see that as perfectly normal.

  • tinlizzieowner

    “Janay was a strong person, she was a beautiful person, she was a fun, loving person, she was just an all outgoing kind of person and again as I’ve told others, just being in Janay’s presence is fun, she always has a way to make anybody smile,” said Blakely.

    Not much doubt about that, she’s already given birth to a kid at 17.

    ” Family members describe a young woman with a bright future and big dreams abruptly cut short.”

    The only place being 18 year old girl with a kid and no husband is considered a ‘bright future’, is in the liberal entitlement community.

    • white531

      Yeah, I thought about that too, but I didn’t want to appear insensitive. 🙂

      • LOL! 🙂

      • tinlizzieowner

        I’m not trying to be ‘insensitive’ but to say she had a ‘bright future’ as an 18 year old with a baby and no husband is just pure krap. I’m not talking about ‘color’ here either. I deal with them day after day. Young girls that have been raised by the ‘if it feels good, do it’ generations that are going to spend their lives working at Burger King, getting drunk on the weekends, hooking up with another loser and raising stupid kids alone.
        🙁 🙁

  • Nukeman60

    This murder is no different than every other gun murder in Chicago (a place that has completely banned all guns – yeah, right). It is out of control. With over 500 per year dying by gunshot, that’s a Newtown happening every two weeks in Chicago. However, nobody says anything unless the person was at Obama’s inaugural, or the person was related to someone in Obama’s audience.

    Why is it always about Obama? Didn’t the other 499 people matter at all? I guess they couldn’t be used as fodder for his policies.

    You want to make these inner cities safe? Instead of making them gun-free zones (which just means massive killing zones), why don’t we make them people-free zones? Get out of the cities. Move to where it will be safer. Abandon these hellholes like Chicago, DC, Boston, you name it.

    Actually, perhaps only liberals should live in the major cities. Then they can’t complain about the conservatives causing all their problems as they are ducking the banned bullets all around them.

    • clockwindingdown

      “Actually, perhaps only liberals should live in the major cities. Then they can’t complain about the conservatives causing all their problems as they are ducking the banned bullets all around them.”

      Liberals run many of our largest Cities, hence all the social problems and high taxation for social services. If one looks at negative issues that exist in these Cities one will see most all are directly related to policies of a social nature.

      Just as in our Country most all of our social programs are the ones failing and dragging our Nation along, SS, medicaid, medicare, pension plans based on future revenues, schools, etc., the list is long. However everyone is in a negative fiscal flow, showing either mismanagement or that social service don’t work on a large scale, maybe better left to churches and local charities.

      Interesting enough, our Countries founders never called for government run social services. Is it because they believed that moral people did not need government to do what was needed for those that truly are in need, versus those that seek refuge in social services?

      One could argue that government officials misappropriated funds of these programs, and that is true. However that is not the cause of the failures, the cause is these safety nets became insurance and incentive to not have to try. Not to suffer consequences for not trying to live up to ones potential. Why the need to try when there is a guarantee of things at the end, and there is a way to jump to the end and reap the reward.

      A safety net is a last resort, not a mainstay, it is for injured, disabled, suffering from disabling mental issues, or as a means to enable one to get back into society after suffering a set back, be it medical, loss of family member, natural disaster, etc..

      We most all agree there needs to be safety nets, however a safety net is not a foundation one should be building their life on. This later point is sadly the more common case within our society built more and more on leftism under the disguise of social services.

      • white531

        You are right about most major cities being run by Liberals. That’s because most of the people who live in these inner-city hellholes are living on government subsistence.

        • white531

          Got a story for you. One of our employees is divorced with a ten year old child. Has a live-in boyfriend. He works in construction when he can find work.

          Two years ago, when we first met her, she was working part time and going to nursing school. Her mother was helping her financially.

          Her sister, who was on total welfare, showed her how the system worked, and how to apply for various government benefits and how to fill out the applications, so she would be accepted.

          She now lives in a three bedroom house with a swimming pool on one acre of land. She doesn’t pay a cent. The government pays for it. She gets $1600 per month in food stamps. She and her son have full medical/dental. Again, she doesn’t pay a cent.

          She reports a small amount of her income, but because she doesn’t reach the necessary threshold set by the IRS, she recently got a $3000 tax refund check.

          In order to qualify for everything she receives, she has to show that she is still going to school, so she takes two online courses per semester.

          Don’t get me wrong. She is a decent enough person, but she sees nothing wrong with what she is doing. My wife and I work six days a week, to pay bills and maintain a halfway reasonable lifestyle in this thriving Obama economy.

          Sometimes we look at this woman and ask ourselves, “why are we still working?”

          • clockwindingdown

            The interesting part of this white531 is how much money would she need to earn in order to live the lifestyle she is currently living?

            These programs should not give a comfortable life to able bodied people. When she starts to work full time after school and can no longer afford her current lifestyle will she go back onto the programs… It would be interesting to see.

            We use to have clients that the state covered all their expenses, including car, insurance, and repair. They would come by our business every 3-4 months on their way out of town on vacations, we’re talking 3k-4k mile road trips! Our whole business would get enraged as we could not afford time nor expenses to do the same, aren’t we the suckers…

      • Nukeman60

        You are absolutely correct. Look at every city that has major public sector pension underfunding, has massive entitlement programs, is deep in debt, and are sanctuary cities to boot, and you’ll find that they have been controlled by the liberals for decades. It’s a common problem that flows throughout our society.

        • clockwindingdown

          Don’t get me started on sanctuary cities, I see the area’s affected, cannot believe cities, counties, states, can openly disregard laws and expect us to then abide by laws.

          I wish everyone would deny payment of state and federal taxes. The people in charge are daring society to react…

          • OneThinDime

            The only defense is to follow Levin and sue. The gov’t is using our taxes to support the sanctuary cities.

            • clockwindingdown

              Because they are controlled by Dems, pay to play. Dem controlled states are high union typically too, unions are communism sanctuaries in practice typically too… It’s a take of our own (those at the top of the ladder) system.

    • OneThinDime

      If they move out of the cities, the crime will follow to the suburbs. The need to identify and fix the root problem, failure to enforce the laws (sound familiar?), failure of the court system to imprison them instead of the liberal whining that johnny will do better next time and let them out.

      • Nukeman60

        Yeah, that’s why I put in the last paragraph. Put the liberals only in the cities, build walls around them, and let us live normal lives outside of these idiot zones.

        • OneThinDime

          Sorry missed part of the last paragraph. I like the idea of walls and with us building them it will be better than the nonexistent border walls.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Much will be made of this young womans murder. In fact much IS being made already. From the need for MORE gun control as espoused by anti-gunners, to the need for MORE guns by the pro-gun folks. Opinions abound around this issue.

    Worse, (and yes it does get worse) people are beginning to wonder why it is that SUDDENLY, young women with a direct or indirect linkage with Obama are being shot to death in Chicago.

    In a city known for the toughest gun laws in the nation, and led by a vehement anti-gun mayor, people are still dying in record numbers. What went wrong Mr. Mayor? What has happened to your promise that the streets would be safe for Chicago’s citizens? Why did this innocent young woman die?

    Tell us Mr. Mayor, was it the inanimate gun that suddenly decided to kill the young lady by growing a mind of its own? Or, was the piece of human filth thug who pulled the trigger that killed that innocent young woman?
    Which is it? You can’t have it both ways! Was it the gun, or the thug Rahm?

    In my long life, I’ve never known of a gun that actually went off by itself. SOMETHING or SOMEONE has to pull the trigger! Sure, we’ve all heard the stories of weapons discharging by themselves, and we know that to be a lie!

    In the meantime, a mother grieves over the death of her child, as does a family.
    The only one who is safe is the murdered young woman.

    She is in the arms of God.

  • Rocco11

    Obama is ‘organizing’ the Country about as well as he ‘organized’ Chicago…

    • martha chandler

      Of course, the low-information voters will never connect the dots.

    • white531

      Seems somehow oddly appropriate that our President is the product of Chicago politics.
      I think you’re right. He’s using Chicago as a model.

      • tinlizzieowner

        Why do you think he ‘rigged’ things up so ‘Dead Fish’ ended up as the Mayor. 😉 😉

        • white531

          That was something, wasn’t it?

          • tinlizzieowner

            It was classic ‘Chicago’.

      • clockwindingdown

        Why did “O” chose to go to Chicago, the most corrupt political city in our country, and start his political career?

        Is it because he finds corruption to his liking, a tool to get ones way? Why is it he always uses Chicago political style arguments?

        He chose to root himself in Chicago because he believes in a system of corruption, look at how he governs! He certainly openly despises our laws, he threatens to go around our laws constantly.

        Does this sound like someone that believes in the foundation of our Country, a Country of men governed by laws?

        • OneThinDime

          Me thinks he chose Chicago because it resembled his beliefs, power and corruption, no accountability, scream racism at every turn to get your way.

          • clockwindingdown

            Bingo, we have a winner!

            He also believes everyone thinks as he does, he lacks an intellect that allows him to think independent of how his mind has been programmed. In this case he is a product of his up bringing, a very flawed and destructive programming.

            He has never sought, at least as far as we know from the little information we have about him, to experience anything other then what his belief system is based.

            He is the poster child of prejudice.

            Prejudice: noun
            1) preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience : English prejudice against foreigners | anti-Jewish prejudices. See note at bias .
            • dislike, hostility, or unjust behavior formed on such a basis : accusations of racial prejudice.
            2) chiefly Law harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgment :

        • white531

          I agree totally.

      • OneThinDime

        He said he wanted nationwide gun control modeled after Chicago….hummmm

  • NObama won’t care. The victim is black the killer is black. He only feigns concern when he can somehow exploit the death to advance his own agenda. Since he can’t exploit this, he doesn’t give a rats Heiney about it.

    • Nukeman60

      Wolfie’s back! Yay. In the infamous words of Tom Hanks to Mr. Jingles in The Green Mile, “Where you bin’, boy?”

      • Hard drive crashed. 3 weeks to the day, I’m back. My wife helped me (actually did all the work) and was able to clone my old hard drive before it totally died. So the transition was much easier than it’s been in previous years. She cloned the old drive, swapped them out and I was able to boot up and all my programs, settings, personalization and data were exactly as they had been before. Yea! 🙂 I missed being here. I could read but could not post on my Nook, but now, for better or for worse, I’m back again! It feels great to be back among my friends again too!! 🙂

        • white531

          Welcome back, Wolfie.

          • Thanks so much! 🙂 Back among my friends. What more could I ask for! 🙂

        • Nukeman60

          Well, once again, in the immortal words of Bruce Willis in Armageddon, “I got just five words for you: [email protected] glad to see you boy!”

          • Did someone buy you a book of movie quotes? 😉

            • Nukeman60

              No, the “old timers” just hasn’t set in yet. Unfortunately, there are many things I would wish to forget, but am unable to. Oh, well.

              I’m a big movie buff and the lines always stick with me. They just seemed appropriate at the time. 🙂

              • I’m so jealous! My memory is spotty at best. 🙁 My wife’s memory is great… She remembers everything… Thought there are things I wish she could forget… 😉

                • Nukeman60

                  Start doing a crossword puzzle a day. That will help tremendously (really). Might want to throw in a Sudoku for good luck, as well. 🙂

                • Tried them. I can’t do them. I’ve been on entire vacations in the last 10 years that I can barely remember ever going on. 🙁 If it was not for the many photos I’d wonder if I went at all.

                • white531
                • 🙂 I was like this when I was 20… It’s just me… not age… this year 50 I think… 😉

                • Nukeman60

                  Start with the large print and easy puzzles. It sounds degrading, but you quickly work up. The brain is a muscle that must be exercized. Too many people ‘exorcize’ them instead.

                  A quick story. Three years ago, my Mom (who was 80 at the time) had a mini stroke and found out that one of her carotid arteries was 90% blocked while the other one was 50% blocked. They performed some surgery, putting in stents and cleaning them out, which saved her life.

                  Her memory wasn’t so good after that and her handwriting looked like a 3 year-old. I got her on crossword puzzles, starting with the large print, easy to do. It took her a long time for each and the letters were hardly distinguishable. Three years later, at 83, she zips through the hard ones and her handwriting is better than mine.

                  You know you’re there when you can do the New York Times double page crossword (the only thing worthwhile in the NYT, it turns out).

                • Nukeman60

                  ‘I was like this when I was 20… It’s just me… not age… this year 50 I think…’ – Wolfie

                  Just remember (if you can), that also works to your advantage. Think of all the books and movies you can see over and over and over again as if they were brand new. 😉

                • tinlizzieowner

                  You got one of those too huh. Mine can find her way around the world by memory but it takes her 20 minutes to remember where she put her car keys last. I’m just the opposite, I know where everything is (as long as I don’t have to leave the house), that’s why we are such a great pair. 🙂

                • white531

                  My wife is constantly losing her cellphone somewhere in the house, but she can remember something I said three years ago, like it was yesterday.

              • tinlizzieowner

                Me too, here’s one of my all time favorites. 🙂

                Since I own a S&W model 29, I’m kind of partial to this one too. 😉

                • They’re in my favorite list too! 🙂

                • tinlizzieowner

                  I have a .32 cal revolver I take to work. The ‘hand cannon’ is just too big in a pinch.
                  The name of the game is to put a slug IN an armed robber, not blow holes clear through the building and possibly innocent customers. 😉

                • LOL!!!!! :-))))

        • tinlizzieowner

          Very good. 🙂 I guess I couldn’t have e-mailed you. I’ve been a little distracted. I’ve got a female cat that’s been in heat for a week. It’s almost been like having a WW2 British hooker sitting in the window screaming “Have a go Yank, have a go?”, all damn night.
          Well, she’s done now and she’s on the way to the Vet. If I can be ‘spayed’ (vasectomy), so can she. 😉

          • LOL! Since I’ve never had a cat for a pet I’ve been spared that (fun?) :-)What’s her name?

            • tinlizzieowner

              ‘Pauly’, she came with the name. We have 2 cats, the kitten is named “BO”, she’s black and white, the Mrs. wouldn’t let me get away with naming her ‘Barack’ or ‘Barry’.
              😉 😉

              • 🙂 I like BO! 😉

              • white531

                The kitten is named, “BO,” and she’s black and white. Do we know anything more about her, or have her records been sealed? 🙂

                • DebbyX


                • tinlizzieowner

                  Good one.:-)
                  She started out life with no future, she, her mommy and her 5 siblings were on their way to the Pound. 🙁 Now they all have comfotrable homes. 🙂
                  I’ve got a lot of compassion for animals. Humans, not so much.

                • white531

                  I was just fooling with you, tinlizzie. For all that, allow me to dissect your comment a bit.

                  “She started out life with no future, she, her mommy and her 5 siblings were on their way to the Pound.”

                  You don’t see the similarity?

                • tinlizzieowner

                  Yes, I was going to go there, I just got distracted.
                  😉 😉

      • tinlizzieowner

        I was wondering the same thing Nukeman but then, I suppose I could have just e-mailed him, huh. :-/

        • N/p Tinlizzieowner! I’m just happy to be back! 🙂

        • Nukeman60

          I was about to send out the Marines (MiketheMarine) to find him. I believe they are in the same liberal area (well, close anyway – Ma, Md, both too far NorthEast for me).

          • He and I were in contact (very briefly) by email. Orangeone and Ducky knew about my issue too. 🙂 I told them incase anyone asked where the heck I disappeared to so you wouldn’t think I’d lost faith in the cause and just gave up and ran away or something libtardish like that! 😉

    • NYGino

      Missed you Wolfie. Every day you’re missing I get dumber and dumber.

      • Good thing I came back… Another week and you’d be down to my level of dumbness! 😉

    The English version of Pravda (yeah it’s still around) thought it necessary to remind us of the historical fact that in 1917 the first move the Red Army made was to take away all privately held guns. This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Washington’s clandestine support of and for the Reds, history would have gone quite differently. . Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or “talking to them”, it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.

  • colliemum

    It is sad that a young girl has lost her life.

    It is despicable that the usual suspects, from the POS down, are using this and other deaths, perpetrated by criminals (after all, using a gun in Chicago is a criminal offense, no?) to make criminals of all law abiding citizens, through their ‘gun control’ laws.

    By now it must be obvious even to some LIVs that their aim is not to reduce gun deaths – else they’d go after those criminals with the full force of the law.
    They do not. They want a disarmed people, that’s why they don’t use the existing laws.

  • deTocqueville1

    Very, very sad. One can only pray for the family.

    • tinlizzieowner

      I agree. Out living your children is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. 🙁


    …as in Toronto a spike in teenage murders being commited by the scum of our community using ILLEGAL HAND GUNS , it is time to implement LEGAL CONCEALED GUN PERMITS to all the legal citizens of Canada and it is time to re institute a MANDATORY 4year CONSCRIPTION into any one of the branches of the Canadian Armed Forces .” (period)

  • notsofastthere

    ..”Family members describe a young woman with a bright future and big dreams abruptly cut short.”
    Janay dropped out of school, had an illegitimate child, was with a friend in an alley who was the target of the shooting. What bright future??
    It’s sorrowful and the family seemed nice, but guns aren’t the problem.

  • notsofastthere

    Rahm Emanuel needs to ‘step up to the plate’ and get rid of his armed security guards.
    Lead by example Rham!

  • JoJo58

    It’s sad. But why would her sister be thinking about her older sister being shot while listening to Obama? Not so sure about the bright futures of young, unwed mothers in a city like Chicago.

  • What a coincidence that this poor girl was murdered and another girl, who was in the Obama inaugural parade, was murdered in Chicago several weeks after the inauguration. I believe that the Obama administration is evil enough to kill innocents to push their gun agenda, the same way they used Sandy Hook to try to forward it.

  • aZjimbo

    Just another day in the land of rahmbo.