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CHICAGO (AP) — Six teenagers were being questioned by Chicago police Tuesday after a video was posted online showing the brutal beating of a 17-year-old by unknown assailants who can be heard repeating racial slurs and making derogatory comments...
Tags: Arne Duncan, Eric Holder, Racism, Barack Obama, YouTube
The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
The tension between the two Manley High School students started on Facebook, with a wall post that asked a direct, but loaded, question. "Do you have a problem with me?" one teenager wrote on the other's page. But by the time Marquita Riley, 16, and...
The two mothers passed in the hallway every morning. They never spoke, and they avoided eye contact, but each was keenly aware of the other. Both dutifully took their places in the two front rows of Courtroom 202, behind a wall of tinted windows...
Tags: Trials, Firearms, Prosecution, Entertainment, Murder
The other day at lunch, two Chicago police detectives, Bill Sullivan and Michele Moore-Grose, were talking with me about the murder cases they've been working and the young people shot dead. They brought up a movie to explain what they see in Chicago....
Tags: Shootings, NATO Summit, Fenger High School, Prosecution, Murder
Chicago is brassy and muscular and loves, maybe lives, to strut into most any spotlight. The barons and baronesses of commerce, the occasional Bulls star, a corrupt governor or two, the mono-named TV hostess, the vicious snowstorms — they matter...
For RedEyeSteve James and Alex Kotlowitz have made names for themselves by exploring the darker sides of the city they love, Chicago. James is the director of the critically acclaimed and iconic documentary “Hoop Dreams,” while Kotlowitz is the author...
Tribune reporterA Cook County judge today sentenced a man to 32 years in prison in the 2009 videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert, marking a legal end to the case that made worldwide news after the brutal video went viral on the...
Tribune reporterThe head varsity football coach at Fenger High School was charged last week with misdemeanor simple assault for allegedly threatening a student who was accused by one of the coach’s players of stealing a pair of Nike flip flops, Chicago police...
In September they were two teens heading into senior year. Vashion "B.J." Bullock and Montrell Truitt lived in the same neighborhood on the Far South Side, were classmates at Fenger High School and were being raised by the firm hands of protective...
In the last seconds of the grainy video of the beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert, a teen in black-and-yellow gym shoes leaped into the air and stomped with both feet at Albert's head as he lay prone on the pavement....
Tribune reporterA teen charged in the videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert wept in court today as he said goodbye to his mother and sisters after being sentenced to 26 years in prison. Eric Carson, 17, pleaded guilty to one count of...
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