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Derrion Albert Beating

Man Gets 32 Years In Slaying Of CPS Student Caught On Tape

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 32 years in prison in the fatal beating of a high school honors student that was caught on video. C...

Derrion Albert Trial Begins: Teen Accused Of Fatally Beating Fenger Student In Court Tuesday

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial of a teen charged in the beating death of a 16-year-old Chicago honor student began Tuesday with jurors watching a video sho...

Teen Denies Roll In Honor Student's Murder

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man accused of fatally beating a high school honors student who walked into a Chicago street brawl was convicted of murder late Tues...

Trial Begins For Another Teen Charged In Derrion Albert's Murder

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial began Monday for a second suspect in the beating death of a Chicago teenager, with prosecutors and defense attorneys clashin...

Derrion Albert Murder Trial: Video Of Fatal Beating Shown In Court

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After deliberating for little more than half an hour, a jury convicted a 15-year-old boy of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2009 ...

15-Year-Old Convicted Of Murder For Throwing Possibly Fatal Punch

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — He threw a single punch at Derrion Albert. But that punch in the midst of an attack by an angry mob that would kick, punch, stomp and...

Derrion Albert, 1 Year Later: Student's Death Brought National Attention To CPS Violence

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a heinous act of violence, one captured on video, shown around the county (and the world), and one that was sadly symbolic of the violence Chic...

Teen Cleared In Derrion Albert's Beating Death With Little Explanation

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — First-degree murder charges were dropped Monday against one of four teens accused in the brutal beating of a Chicago honor student tha...

Rash Of Teen Deaths, Violence Due To School Reform?

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in the cold rain, Danielle Jones would rather stand on the street and wait for her father to pick her up from her high school on ...

Fox Explains Why It Bought And Aired Teen Beating Death Footage

Fox Chicago | Carol Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No one thought this television report would be any different than the countless other similar stories, usually highlighted by grieving classmates and ...

We Are the Obama Effect

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sara Haile-Mariam

Derrion Albert's death should resonate from coast to coast, because his early departure represents a lost opportunity; a life that could have given back has been taken.

Teens Charged In Derrion Albert Beating Death Plead Not Guilty

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three young men accused of beating a Chicago Public School student to death in a high profile case have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them...

Today's Derrion Albert Wholly Different From 1977 Predecessor

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

Back in 1977, I was Derrion Albert. But today, sadly, I shudder and cringe at the thought of trying to wade through life as a 16-year-old African-American Chicago public school student.

An Open Letter to Mayor Daley and the Olympic Team

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Maybe we should look within and rather than attract international visitors, let's look into our own backyards and communities and teach our youth how to be Olympians and how to compete.

Family Of Teen Exonerated In Derrion Albert Death Won't Be Kicked Out Of Home After All

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The teen who was exonerated of murdering classmate Derrion Albert will not return to the troubled school, the Sun-Times reports. Eugene Bailey won't ...

Duncan: School Reform Not Related To Surge In Teen Violence

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday pledged federal support to fight a surge in youth v...

Derrion Albert Beating Death: 14-Year-Old Is 4th Teen Charged

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A fourth teen is facing murder charges in the beating death of a Chicago high school honor student last month. The 14-year-old's name...

Mom Of Derrion Albert Murder Suspect: They Have The Wrong Kid

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSALIND ROSSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ava Greyer insisted witnesses have said her son, Eugene Bailey, 17, was not the teen depicted on a cell phone video striking Derrion....

Daley Holds Violence Meeting In Wake of Derrion Albert Beating Death

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUREEN O'DONNELL AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On his first day back at work after the Olympics debacle, Mayor Daley called a high-level meeting Monday with city and school officials to seek an ans...

Fatally Beaten Teen Mourned At Funeral

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The funeral of a Chicago teen who was beaten to death on his way home from school drew civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and ...

Chicago Beating Death Shocks White House -- But Now What?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In the past year more than 40 young persons have been murdered in Chicago, many within a stone's throw of the president's home.

Another Teen Critically Beaten In Chicago

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he was chased down and beaten by a mob of other teens in the Edgewater neighborhood, in an...

White House Sending Officials To Chicago Over Teen's Fatal Beating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Chicago next week to discuss ...

White House Reacts To Teen's Fatal Beating

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the beating death of 16-year-old honor student Derrion Albert was discussed at President Obama's morning meeti...

Derrion Albert Beating Death: 4 Teens Charged With Murder

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking a 16-year-old honors student with splintered railroad ties ...