Teen beating draws national attention

Rhaea Albert weeps for slain brother <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004341222238" title="Derrion Albert" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/crime/derrion-albert-PECLB004341222238.topic">Derrion Albert</a>, 16, an honor roll student who was fatally beaten near <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000002265" title="Fenger Academy High School" href="/topic/education/schools/high-schools/fenger-academy-high-school-OREDU0000002265.topic">Fenger High School</a>. Ministers and others prayed outside the school in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501257700" title="Roseland" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago/roseland-PLGEO100100501257700.topic">Roseland</a> area. Police presence at the school was beefed up and more buses were set to serve youths. Albert's death, that drew national attention, set off a new round of efforts to curb youth violence in the city.<br>
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For more on Albert's beating see a <a href="/chi-090925-teen-beaten-pictures,0,2483531.photogallery">photogallery</a> on reaction from the community.

( Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / September 28, 2009 )

Rhaea Albert weeps for slain brother Derrion Albert, 16, an honor roll student who was fatally beaten near Fenger High School. Ministers and others prayed outside the school in the Roseland area. Police presence at the school was beefed up and more buses were set to serve youths. Albert's death, that drew national attention, set off a new round of efforts to curb youth violence in the city.

For more on Albert's beating see a photogallery on reaction from the community.

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