Stephen A. Masker

Chicago Youth Murders Spur National Action

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2009 at 2:53 AM


Days after loosing the candidacy for the 2016 Olympics, youth murder is not the kind of attention Chicago is looking for. But it’s what the city is getting.

The fifth student murder in just six weeks, 16-year-old honor student and victim Derrion Albert was beaten to death by four other students now facing first degree murder charges:

“Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, all of Chicago, were charged as adults ordered held without bond. Eugene Bailey, 18, was also charged with first-degree murder and will appear in court Tuesday,” reports the Huffington Post.

Chicago Beating Death Vigil

What’s more, the murder was recorded with a bystander’s cell phone camera; the video found here.

President Obama encourages parents to take more responsibility for their children’s actions and expresses concern for the youth violence in his home city as well as across the country.


  1. Good use of images and links to related stories. You seem to throw in the last paragraph without much of a transition from the previous paragraph.

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