The city -- the nation -- continue to reflect on the events of the past two weeks, and the upcoming visits from Secretary Duncan (Wednesday) and Attorney General Holder (Thursday).
Hundreds Attend Derrion Albert's Funeral CBS2
than 1,000 mourners packed a South Side church Saturday for the funeral
of 16-year-old beating victim Derrion Albert. The Fenger High School
teenager's death has drawn national attention, and renewed debate over
how to stem street violence.
More than 2,000 at funeral mourn beaten teen Tribune
In her first public remarks since the brutal melee, Fenger Principal
Elizabeth Dozier offered a resolution honoring Derrion. Dozier
expressed her sympathy to the family and said Derrion "built peaceful
relationships with others," and the Fenger family "cherished his sweet
spirit and intellect."
When the topic arose on Joe Madison's XM satellite-syndicated
Washington, D.C.-based talk show, "The Black Eagle," callers spent
hours airing their emotions, Madison said. Some blamed school
administrators, police and government officials who they said should
have known about the tension at the school. But many lamented that the
violence has gone on for too long.
5 arrested in fight at Corliss High School Tribune
students from Corliss High School were arrested today in connection
with a fight among a few dozen inside the school, Chicago police said.
14-year-old who was hospitalized in critical condition following a
beating on the Far North Side was recovering from surgery Friday and
talking to investigators.
On Friday, it took blog reader John Kugler about 15 minutes to shred Ron Huberman's claim that serious youth violence including shootings and deaths weren't taking place near schools.
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