NEWS: 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT BEATEN TO DEATH (AND CAUGHT ON TAPE)

Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old honors student at Fenger High School in Chicago, was beaten to death during a fight between two gangs that broke out on the street as he walked home from school last Thursday, and it was caught on tape.

Silvonus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, have been charged as adults of first-degree murder and were held without bail on Monday afternoon.

Albert was beaten to death with long planks of wood and when he fell to the ground, he was stomped in the head. Prosecutors say Albert was merely a bystander as two groups of students from different neighborhoods fought.

Mary Washington, who lives in the neighborhood, said it has long been plagued by gang violence. Theyre killing our children, our hope for the future. When will it stop?

Police said that an amateur video helped detectives identify the participants in the melee outside the Agape Community Center. The video shows dozens of people punching, kicking and swinging wooden planks next to the community center and the adjacent street. At one point, four or five males including one wielding a two-by-four can be seen beating and stomping another person, believed to be Albert, who had fallen to the ground.

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155 Responses to NEWS: 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT BEATEN TO DEATH (AND CAUGHT ON TAPE)

  1. Meme

    This makes me sick. I swear sometimes I am embarrass to be black.

  2. hotness

    I wonder why they was beating him!! Hope it wasnt because he was an honor student.

  3. Meme

    I cnt even watch the video. Why didnt they kill one another instead of a productive, striving young man trying to become something in life unlike their retarded black asses. I commend parents though, because more than likely their parents are ignorant themselves.

  4. hood_shit

    I kinda want Angel to take this down wow!

    Zoom in WTF!? Drop the cam and help that kid!!!!!!!

    Why so many MFs just watching?

    Im dumbfounded!

  5. Co'Co Chanel

    This is so so ridiculous !! I cried and was so angry at the same time, that could have been my child!!! Stupid,stupid,stupid and for what??? Do anyone have an answer? Stop blaming the white man because u are doing this to yourself, Point blank end of discussion!! Makes me sick to my stomach!!

  6. QueenBri

    Thats so sad..i feel so sorry for his familyi send my deepest sympathy

  7. DOB

    ugh can we get some good news please? this is so sad! what is the world coming to?

  8. FlyGuy

    Thats sickening. Really times are getting worse. I know this video must be so painful for his loved ones to view. Kids are getting so dangerous. R.I.P

  9. J

    what the hell is wrong with these people??? makes me sick!!

  10. Bre

    Sad as hell. Wtf is going on in the midwest!!

  11. DaVetta

    i agree with number one.. its sickening..

  12. Hate 2 Luv Me

    Thats so sad man.whatever happened to the days when ppl fought one on one with no weapons when the bell rung at three??? Kids are such punks these days thinking they hardwe gone see how hard they are in jail!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. mrs. sk8board p (ak & bk stan)

    I cant even watch the whole videothat shit made my stomach hurt.

    RIP Derrion Albert

  14. keishe

    I cant even watch those animals fatally beat that boy. :-( RIP

  15. Dee Dee

    Im saddened. My heart goes out to his family. May God rest his soul.

  16. Chris

    CHILDREN IN CHICAGO ARE DISRESPECTFUL, EVIL AND RUTHLESS. THEY HAVE NO REMORSE AND THEIR MENTALITY DOES NOT GO AS FAR AS THEIR NEIGHORHOODS! THEY ONLY LOVE STREETS AND HAVE STREET MENTALITY. THEY DONT KNOW HOW 2 THINK NETHER DO THEY HAVE ANY GUIDANCE BECAUSE MOST OF THEIR MOTHERS HAD EM AT 12 AND 13! HELL OUR PARENTS LISTEN 2 THE SAME MUSIC AS US! YALL THINK THAT VIDEO IS SOMETHING IMAGINE GROWING/LIVING THERE! THE STREETS OF CHICAGO IS SO COMPLEX.ITS WHAT I CALL AN EXPERIENCE!

  17. free

    This is sickening.

    Not something to be displayed and watched. R.I.P to that poor boy.

    WOW.

  18. GO GO GO

    OMG that girls voice pisses me off so much zoom inget closer WATCHING A PERSON GET BEAT TO DEATH SHOULD BE A CRIME AS WELL!

  19. Cindy

    This is horrible. Watching the blows that they were giving him while he was already down. And then watching as his friends have to lift him from the ground to take him away so that he wont get hit again while yelling out his name and begging him to get up, and the way others just ran off and went to go look at the rest of the fight down the block. This is just heart breaking. My hand was covering my mouth the whole time watching this. My parents always told me, when a fight breaks out, dont run to it, run from it, its always the ones that arent even involved to get hurt. May he RIP and my prayers go out to his real friends and his family.

  20. Eboney

    Black people! WTF!!

  21. Classyjojo

    This is too painful to watch, but I think it needs to be seen so that people (especially our youth) can understand that gang violence and riots, etc. hurt and rip apart families and opportunities. My heart goes out to the families of all involved. Not only one childs life has been ruined, but so have the lives of the three young black men who committed the heinous crime.

  22. oh Lawd

    omg.while watching this, i felt extremely sick to my stomach and my head started hurting really bad
    im still in shock this happened right in the middle of the street and in broad daylight!
    these kids need some form of guidance and the person who recorded this is INSANE
    what he/she should have done was STOP recording and get some help wtf
    at least the delusional people who took an innocent life away are being dealt with severely.
    nowheres safe these days.
    R.I.P Derrion. another innocent and YOUNG life wasted. so sad

  23. putUP..or SHUTup

    I wont watch it but I will say God be with his family.

  24. ThaTruth

    Damn shame, killing your own people! R.I.P.

  25. Stupid Niggers

    Im a black man, and what you just saw there was the definition of nigger as it was meant. Low Down dirty people, scum of the earth. It is such a shame that black people continue to blame white people for their problems, when they get in the way of themselves.

    It is a travesty, and I for one can no longer sit back and watch this happen, I have to do something about, we as black people owe to the next generation that they dont have to live with this crap.

  26. LINDSAY LOHANS LOST CRACK PIPE

    @ #2,PROBABLY :(
    i remember i used 2 get picked on because i like 2 READ,COMB MY HAIR,HAVE CLEAN CLOTHES,SPOKE PROPERLY (SMH)
    anyway,i cant bring myself 2 watch the video.
    this is sad.

  27. JoJo

    @ #18
    I completly agree. Who ever taped that should be pnished as well. Its like it was entertainment for them. How could you sit there and watch that and NOT do anything to help that boy?? I just dont get it, and I never will. I wasnt raised how these kids were so I will never understand the fun in watchiang someone get beat. Weather or not the person dies, I could just never watch it. I hope all of the kids involved go to a max security proison for the rest of their lives.. I should NEVER be able to see the light of day again.
    And @ #5. I kinda want Angel to take the video down as well. Its very disturbing. Even if you dont play the video just looking at the still, you can imagine whats about to happen.
    I will be giving my son extra hugs and kisses tonight.

  28. cali panamami

    makes me wanna holler!!!

    i cried watching that video. i just dont understand where did the world went wrong?

  29. JoJo

    Sorry, my first comment was @ #19

  30. unfortunate

    Out of respect for the young boy that lost his life, I believe the video should be taken down. what purpose does it really serve?

  31. Lookout15

    Yes this is complete chaos. I actually went to Fenger H.S. class of 2006. Its on the southside of Chicago. And I used to live not to far away from where the incident occurred. I dont know what going on with high schoolers this days but they have no direction at all.

  32. Stupid Niggers

    This is why people need to carry guns, because if the next man knew that the other man had a gun, people would be more civil with others, and less likely to be offensive towards each other.

  33. KBoogie

    I will be in prayer for our youth. I might even need to fast for this. If you are a Christian you might consider this too. Go to the Lord in prayer and supplication for the future of our youth. This couldve been my son, your brother, your boyfriend, your best friend. God, please hear our prayers.

  34. JoJo

    @Cali
    I ask myself that question everyday.. All I can do is teach mines better than that.

  35. Chi Queen

    it is honestly crazy in Chicago right now i got shot at checkin the mail and i dont even have to leave the porch to do so .. RIP Derrion and i kinda wish Concreteloop would take the vid. down its really sad

  36. JoJo

    @Lookout15
    Was the voilence that bad when you went there?

  37. ziggy

    #1 (MEME). An event like this shouldnt make you embarrassed to be who you are. This wasnt a black or white situation, just pent-up adolescent aggression. I went to a high school in a middle class neighborhood with events such as this, albeit with no fatalities. I pray for the families involved, now they will suffer the most.

  38. Rachel

    dis is so wrong. this is why stereotypes are created because people choose to act so uneducated.

  39. watiswrong

    this is so sad. the poor kid was trying to be someone like someday and these other uneducated kids go and stop his dream

  40. JoJo

    Hearing about this makes me want to drop my son off and pick him up from school until he goes to College..

  41. Hmm

    Omg! My prayers go out to his family. This is absolutely absurd! God bless those demonic souls that did this.

  42. KD

    I vote that we allow the community to fight back. Legalize weapons and enable us to defend ourselves. Gang members of this nature should be punished as close to death as possible. Even God plans to wage war against evil, so should His people

  43. STOP THE VIOLENCE NOW!!!

    What has this world come to? A teen gets BEATEN TO DEATH because he refused to participate in some senseless act of violence??? (I know it says he was just a bystander but Ive heard diff on the news). Why all the hate and anger? What do you get out of BEATEN someone to death death death death??? NOTHING absolutley NOTHING! Violence causes more violence it DOES NOT SOLVE ANYTHING. Not a DAMN thing.

  44. Hmm

    Agree completely with #31. I cant and wont watch this video, and it certainly should not be posted out of respect for him and his loved ones.

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  46. talon

    If enough outcry happens hopefully it will be on CNN if it is not already not just local that is the power of blogs and youtube and thank u ANGEL for not just posting celebs and posing this AND THEY WILL GO FED and go into neighborhoods and TRY to do something about this ..starting with this southside of chi ..I am so sorry and sickened to see this that poor boy its disguisting rest in peace sweet boy

  47. mo betta

    Im so freakin disgusted that I almost throw up when I seen the video. This poor baby lost his life because of some enraged & ill-raised children decided that violence is the key RIP Derrion Albert & to the hundreds of Derrion Alberts we lose everyday , year round
    come on guys please stop the violencewere killing ourselves.

  48. Meat

    It definetly looked like rival gangs in black t-shirts and khahi pants. National Geographic has been broadcasting more showsglorifying prison and gang violence. Do these shows help or hurt. Rage can be stored up until it erupts into destruction. Why did that young man return to the victim while he laid unconscious on the ground and clob him with the plank. Rage!!!

    While this murder was happening, Obama is planning to travel to Denmark to make the case for having his hometown of Chicago host the 2016 Olympics. The same Chicago, where one writer said mothers give birth at age 12, and they listen to the same music as the children. Los Angeles is just as bad.

    There was so much confussion, I couldnt tell who the innocent bystanders were. What makes us want to standby? What makes us want to take amateur videos? Its easy to get caught up in the frenzy!

  49. Q*U*E*E*`N

    my body cringed watching this when they hit the child in his head omg!!!. absolutely ridiculous i am in tears and literally shaking!!! how cruel and evil and cold hearted do you have to be to hurt someone like this?!?!? whether this child was on his way to becoming the next big thing or whether he was some bum on the street gives NO human being the right to take someone elses life in their hands to this degree!!! those boys that did this to derrion will answer to God one day they are despicable a waste of space KEEP THEIR ASSES IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES!!!LET THEM WATCH THIS VIDEO OVER.AND OVER.AND OVER..AND OVER AGAIN FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES SO THEY CAN SEE WHAT THEY DID!!!. those lil bastards deserve EVERYTHING they get in jail!!! good riddins.. *spit*.

  50. James

    I understand the reasoning as to why this video has been posted, but I feel as though it should be taken down. Clearly this is an unfortunate event and it shows that we still have a very long way to go as individuals. This video has really saddened me because this was a young man who had so much promise and had to lose his life over something very stupid. I am sure that there will be someone who will say you dont know the situation to say it was stupid but anytime that there is an incident where a young person has to lose his or her life usually results in a stupid reason behind it. I pray for the families involved in this matter, both the victims as well as the suspects involved, because not only was one life lost, but many others were lost as well. To all young people reading this, please know that we live in a world that is filled with hate and things that are not the way of God and we have to steer clear of anything that is not Christ like or that may cause us harm. Stay in school, surround yourself with positive role modles, PRAY, and if youre ever put in a situation such as this, get away from it as best as you can. RIP young brother and I can only pray that youve gone on to a far better place than this earth.

    P.S. Please remove this video as it only rehashes the hurt and pain involved in this terrible incident.

  51. RedbonegotthatKillBill

    WTF? I am so disgusted so damn disgusted and very very angry

  52. RedbonegotthatKillBill

    My deepest condolences to Derrions family.

  53. anthony

    i didnt see the video but im glad they took it down

  54. Jone

    Honestly, I would put the video back up. People need to see the harsh reality of whats going on in our streets to wake the F up.

  55. KD

    That is why they call us NIGGAS!!!! That is why our race continues to fail. That right there is the problem. Us successful, educated black people are continually overshadowed by NIGGAS!!!! We lost yet another young black boy (honor student) that would have more than likely grown up into a black man that would at least have to the little diginity our race has left through his academic success. When will you young NIGGAs wake up? When? We black people are tired of talking to you. Youve heard this enough.

    Im proud of my black women. You seem to have gotten the wake up memo far before us men. Never have I been more angry at us until what I just saw today. It is a shame

  56. Deann Dmere

    Im from Chicago and I tell you from 26 years of experience. Be careful when you walk these streets

    It saddens me deeply that this young boy was killed, brutally beaten by other young boys. Please lord I ask you to deliver us from this evil that is plauging our streets, getting inside the minds of our youth and entering our homes. Honestly everyday watching the news here in Chicago is heartbreaking. Its so much violence on the streets of Chicago that its stifilng! That i dont even think that there are enough Police Officers readily avialable to patrol all the areas. It makes me want to grab hold of my 2yr old, run away and hide. When i was coming up it wasnt this badit wasnt! At least we respected our elders, carried ourselves with more respect than the kids do today. Youll be afraid to look at the youth wrong in this day in age let alone say something to them! The bout pull out a pistol and blow your damn head off! I can recall last year a young 16 or 17yr old girl got shot in the face on the bus.. ON THE BUS! Like dam the bus aint even safe. Weve got be more than careful these days foreal and its sad b/c its our babies. 1 problem as I see it though as being a native of Chicago is that the Southside is too big! Its everywhere! Spreads from 22nd to 95th going North to south and spreads as far as Ashland all the way East past Jeffery! Its like a big ass sespool of violence!..like the only way to escape it is to either try to move up north and go BROKE..or move out of the CHInot sounding like a bad idea right nowseriously.

    R.I.P.

  57. STOP THE VIOLENCE NOW!!!

    I agree with #19 Watching someone get killed should be a crime too!!!! Im 100% sure if it was their brother or sister they wouldnt be video taping it saying zoom in zoom in. STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!!!

  58. I GOTTA ADMIT I USED TO LOVE WATCHIN A FIGHT, BUT NEVER TO THE POINT OF DEATH. AND THEY WONDER WHY FOLKS CARRY GUNS? THESE LIL TEENAGE BOYS ARE OUT OF CONTROL I TELL YA! I WAS ROBBED WALKING TO MY CAR AT GUNPOINT BY A MINOR WHO TRIED TO KILL ME. BOY WAS HE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING! MY THOUGHTS AND LOVE GO OUT TO DERRIONS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SOMEBODY OUGHT TA BEAT THOSE KILLERS ASSES LIKE THEY BEAT THAT BOY!

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