Monday, September 28, 2009

RIP Derrion Albert

See this is all about "ignorance." Why would anyone show cellphone footage of a group of teens viciously kicking and beating up 16-year-old honors student with splintered railroad ties?
However, those that don't believe in God, witness! Because today prosecutors charged four teenagers with fatally beating Albert, who was walking to a bus stop when he got caught up in the mob street fighting, authorities said.

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.

Police said they were looking for at least three more suspects, but would not discuss a possible motive for the attack.

I just want to say, why are we our young kids fighting for things that they don't own. A piece of street? When last did any of those thugs pay taxes for those streets in Chicago? Gang war has been going on for years. The police in most urban cities turn a blind eye, until the AP Press picks it up. YouTube and Twitter are now the SOCIAL CONSCIENCE of our society. Technology has now become the down fall of the media. As long as it is being captured, it cannot be ignored.

RIP Derrion. Understand that your death will NOT go in vain.



Anonymous said...

The Jena 6 were thugs just like these assailants.

Regina said...

I also blogged about Derrion Albert
Sad and crazy, the world is literally going to hell in a hand basket and the youth appear to be holding the baskets.
My prayers go out to the families of senseless violence.

Hey Shae! said...

They all deserve to be charged like adults. I can't help but feel like some of the kids who sat around taping it were accessories. Every kid there with a phone should have been calling 911, not video taping it.