Derrion Albert

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Chicago Teens: 'Fighting Is What We Do'

Neighborhood rivalry blamed for teen's beating death

(Newser) - Fighting is a way of life in the impoverished Chicago neighborhood where 16-year-old Derrion Albert was beaten to death in a videotaped brawl two weeks ago, local students say. "How many times you want me to walk away?" asked one teen whose brother was charged with murder after the... More »

Teens Pummel Pom Queen in Facebook Vid

Two girls busted after football game melee

(Newser) - In the latest event in the season of teen violence, two Maryland girls have been busted after their videotaped beating of a student was posted on Facebook. On the tape, the two teens tackle the leader of a pom squad at a Silver Spring football game and kick and punch... More »

White House: Beating Vid 'Chilling'

Obama prepares to pitch Chitown Olympics as city reels from murder

(Newser) - As Barack Obama prepares to make a pitch to hold the Olympics in his hometown, the White House is decrying a "chilling" videotaped beating death of a teenager in the same city. It's one of the most shocking things "you can ever see," White House spokesman Robert... More »

4th Teen Charged in Chicago Beating Death

Authorities say Derrion Albert, 16, was innocent bystander

(Newser) - A fourth teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a Chicago student who was walking home from school. Prosecutors announced charges tonight against 18-year-old Eugene Bailey, whose aunt has said her nephew didn't have anything to do with the beating that killed 16-year Derrion Albert... More »

3 Teens Charged With Murder of Chicago Student

Three youths charged as adults, held without bail, for taped killing

(Newser) - Chicago police have charged three teens with the murder of Derrion Albert, the high school honor student whose vicious beating was captured on video and widely circulated. Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, were all charged as adults with first-degree murder and ordered held without bail.... More »

Chicago Student's Beating Death Caught on Tape

Police beef up patrols after savage gang melee

(Newser) - Chicago police are stepping up patrols today at a high school where a 16-year-old honor student's gruesome beating death in a gang melee was captured on video. Students scream in horror as Derrion Albert crumples to the ground and covers his head in vain as he's repeatedly pummeled with wooden... More »

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