Black People : Derrion Albert - 16 Yr Old - Killed by His Own People

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  1. CITIZEN

    CITIZEN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.breitbart.tv/graphic-video-shows-beating-death-of-chicago-honors-student/

    The video says it all. It takes a few seconds to load. The only thing worse than the video are some of the comments. I applaud the It Takes a Village group, but this has to stop. One young man dead, and at least three others will be imprisoned. 4 lives wasted.
    Honor student beaten to death: Can Chicago curb youth violence?
    Derrion Albert was apparently caught in a brawl between two rival student groups as he walked home from Fenger High School. It’s not the city’s first such incident: In 2008, more than 30 students were killed.

    By Amanda Paulson | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
    from the September 28, 2009 edition
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    CHICAGO - The melee that ensnared Chicago junior Derrion Albert last week wasn't an unusual occurrence in a neighborhood where tensions and gang violence often erupt, say residents.

    But the fight left Derrion dead – apparently caught in the brawl between two rival student groups as he walked home from Fenger High School. This has brought renewed focus on a neighborhood and a city where youth violence is a longstanding problem.

    "It gets attention when someone dies, but this is every day with us," says Kase Miles, who graduated from Fenger a year ago, pointing to a scar on his cheek that he says he received at school when someone attacked him from behind with brass knuckles. "It's getting worse.... But if he wouldn't have died, [the media] wouldn't be here."

    Keeping students safe – especially as they walk to and from school – has become a challenge for Chicago schools and police. Since the academic year began three weeks ago, five Chicago children have been killed, says Phillip Jackson, founder of the Black Star Project, which is working to strengthen violence-stricken communities in Chicago. In 2008, more than 30 students were killed, according to the Associated Press, citing district figures.

    "Schools by themselves can't fix the problem," Mr. Jackson says. "We have to get the community involved. Right now, the problem seems to be here at Fenger. Tomorrow, it will be another school."Instead of the money that has come from Washington to bolster police presence, Jackson would like to see funds for more counselors, after-school programs, and job creation.

    The death of Derrion, an honor student who was not apparently involved in any gang, has received particular attention because of an amateur video taken during the fight outside a community center. It shows dozens of students brutally attacking one another with fists and plywood. And it shows several individuals, including one with a two-by-four, kicking and hitting somebody on the ground, apparently Derrion. Aided in part by the video and by surveillance-camera footage, Chicago police charged three teenagers in Derrion's death Monday.

    Police have said they plan to bolster security in the Roseland neighborhood, and they lined up outside Fenger in a show of force Monday, the first day the school was open since the beating death. (All Chicago schools were closed Friday for a staff day.) [Editor's note: The original version mischaracterized Derrion's death as a shooting.]

    Meanwhile, another community group, It Takes a Village, says it has been trying to help residents feel safe for some time. It stations volunteers around the neighborhood to help young people and the elderly get where they need to go without being attacked.

    "It's hell for them," said Barbara Solomon, wearing the organization's lime green T-shirt as she waited outside Fenger for a vigil to start Monday. "They don't know whether they'll get home or not."
     
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    3 Charged in Beating Death of Chicago Student

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Y9t5PxmD0





    Here's another youtube video (embedding disabled)

    16 Yr old Honor Student beating ends in his death

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHWVjA1ra8



    This is all so sad, so very tragic, the way our babies have learned to deal with each other.

    But i still say, if we on the Internet, discussion forums, etc., ... all adults ... resort to the low downedest (my own word), dirtiest ways to deal with our conflicts, disagreements, etc., then we are really the wrong ones to be trying to guide the babies.

    We have Sisters and Brothers right here on the Internet, some could easily say the most upwardly mobile of us ... professing to be the most conscious, enlightened, etc. ... choosing to disrespect and slander each other, call each other out of their names, doing things to each other that if we were face to face, would surely result in blows being thrown, guns being shot, boards being used, or whatever was at our disposal. Those babies aint doin no more than what they've been taught.

    We are hypocrites, talking of love, peace, respect, unity and spirituality, while tearing another Sister or Brother down with the same mouth.

    We are worse than hypocrites, we are liars, thieves, snakes ... stealing the future from our own people, our own children ... while dressed in royal garb!

    There is absolutely nothing we can say to the babies, when we do each other this way, giving them no better examples to follow.

    I am not speaking of all of us, but some of us do it, right in the open ... trying to make themselves look so great ... while never speaking of their own hypocrisy.

    Well ... i'm gonna speak on it ... because it's no longer about just you, but the message you're giving our children and future.

    It's ridiculous. It makes me sick in my whole being.

    It's time out for the fake ... if you can't keep it real ... keep it to yourself.

    Please.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is the problem with Black Chicago?
    NOI there,
    Obama from there,
    Oprah from there,
    Tavis from there,

    but still an unsafe environment?
    I don't get it?
     
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    CITIZEN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't get it either. It should be a powerhouse....a mecca. Over 40 children have been killed at school in Chicago since January. A dead child on campus every week....smh
     
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    And after all this going on for years they send the Chi-town chancellor to Washington to be the Education Czar?

    Now I really don't get it
     
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    Self-hatred, self-contemptuous, despair, poverty, poor education, systemic economic disparities, fatherless/motherless children and broken homes....roll all that up into one and you have tragedies we see in inner city neighborhoods.
     
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    true that but at one time that was not so, and by any means necessary we must return to that mindset of those times,
    because as this economy is collapsing time is running out
     
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    it's the most segregated city in the WORLD...

    when u have segregation without the services for the people....ie
    black neighborhoods with no black owned businesses...
    it makes people mad and angry and frustrated....
    unfortunately we have been taking out our frustrations on each other for awhile now...

    this is not a city for the faint of heart....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Also do keep in mind that Chicago among other cities where there were once white majorities etc. also had their share of infighting between those of diferent ethnic backgrounds etc.

    Do remember what else was and is revealed via films like THE GANGS OF NEW YORK:

    And those GODFATHER films...

    But also do remember 'Scarface' Al Capone was no fictiona movie bad guy either!

    Sometimes the evil some folks do was a sad legacy of other folks too...

    Capeace?

    Cia, bello...
     
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    THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IS WHAT IT IS, WE NEED MORE THAN FOLKS TO JUST SHAKE THEIR HEAD. THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG NOBODY WANTS TO GET INVOLVE EVERYBODY JUST WANT TO COMPLAIN AND TALK ABOUT IT. WE CAN REVERSE THE TIDES OF DESTRUCTION OF OUR YOUTH.LET'S START WITH THE MEDIA THAT'S PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN SHAPING THE VIOLENCE IN THE MIND OF OUR BABIES.OUR OWN PEOPLE SPEWING OUT POISON ALL IT TAKES IS FOR ONE OF THE FAVORITE ICONS, EXAMPLE LET'S SAY JAY-Z IF HE PULL UP HIS PANTS AND REFLECT POSITIVITY INTO HIS MUSIC I KNOW THEY WILL FOLLOW SUIT, JUST LIKE WHEN HE TOLD THE GUYS JERSEY'S ARE OUT AND START ROCKING BUTTONS UPS WE HAVE TO PRIORITIZE AND SHOW THEM THE WAY OBVIOUSLY THEY DON'T KNOW.IF THEY ARE LOST IT'S ALL OUR FAULT I'M SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE BORN AND RAISED IN THE CHI I KNOW THIS VIOLENCE BUT NOT A PRODUCT OF THE VIOLENCE.:help:
     
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