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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Flowers for Amadou

Today, our neighborhood is in shock and is grieving the senseless death of University of Chicago graduate student Amadou Cisse early Monday morning in Hyde Park. Amadou, 29 and a native of Senegal, had just successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Chemistry when he was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest. We pray for him and his family as we gather around to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. His degree will be granted to him posthumously this December.

13 comments:

  1. Another big city tragedy, altho Hyde Park can seem like a small city within a city. Senseless killing is really larger than a tragedy, and I hope the culprits are caught and receive their punishment.

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  2. Amadou is in a better place now, but his family... I can only imagine what they are going through right now.

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  3. So sad. Your tribute is touching.

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  4. Denton stole my comment. That is so sad indeed: a young man who had such a promising future.

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  5. I really feel strongly about gun usage, there should be an alternative to them. There are more casualties and useless deaths caused by gun fires than there should be.

    It's amazing that he's given his well deserved sympathy flowers

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  7. It's so sad to read about another senseless death. Too much all over the world. Where are we going?

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  8. Oh how sad and how tragic. Too many senseless deaths like this. Your photograph and words are beautiful.

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  9. Thank you Kate, Fenix, Denton, Eliane, Fabizio and Jilly, for your consoling comments.

    Thank you theysay and serhill for stopping by.

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  10. I was so sorry to read this and hear it on the news...unbelievable...

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  11. Thank you, Weboj and Neva.

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  12. Amadou is in a better place now, I really feel strongly about gun usage, there should be an alternative to them. I love all the pics of the Flowers Of amadou.

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