Monday, September 28, 2009

Just...Make It Stop.

Beating Death Of Derrion Albert, 16, Caught On Video
*Warning: Violent Content*

This video and story is highly disturbing. I could only watch :47. My heart feels heavy after hearing about this...and it's worse because it damn sure won't make Good Morning America. And if it does, I'll eat crow. But...I doubt it. I know Baltimore is bad, and I've heard Chicago is off the chain...but when is it enough?

"UPDATE: Three teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in Derrion Albert's beating death.

Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, all of Chicago, were charged as adults ordered held without bond, the Tribune reports.

Prosecutors declared Albert an "innocent bystander" in the fight that led to his death.

Chicago police are still investigating the gang fight that erupted Thursday in Roseland that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Fenger High School student Derrion Albert.

Albert was killed in a melee near the school that police believe is a continuation of ongoing tensions between Fenger students that are members of rival gangs.

An amateur video of the brawl shows dozens of people punching, kicking and swinging wooden boards in the street. Albert was struck by blows from one of those boards, Fox Chicago reports, and the video obtained by Fox shows a person getting hit with a board and then stomped on after falling to the ground.

As people rush to help the injured person, a voice can be heard on the video yelling, "Derrion, get up!""

*story behalf of the Huffington Post.