September 28th, 2009
04:33 PM ET

What we can learn from 'A BETTER LA'

Editor's Note: Three teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old boy whose beating was captured on amateur video.Nineteen-year-old Silvanus Shannon, 16-year-old Eric Carson and 18-year-old Eugene Riley were charged as adults with first degree felony murder, said Tandra Simonton, spokesperson for the Cook County States Attorney. They are charged in the death of Derrion Albert, an honors student who was beaten to death last Thursday. An amateur videotape of the beating has been broadcast nationally.

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/09/28/chicago.teen.beating/art.derrion.albert.fp.jpg caption="Derrion Albert was beaten to death last week. His death was captured on video."]

A Better LA

A BETTER LA, founded by USC football head coach Pete Carroll, is an organization comprised of local leaders from the private, non-profit, social service, faith-based, education and law enforcement sectors. It is committed to supporting Los Angeles communities in their goal to reduce violence by empowering change.

Pete Carroll will be on tonight to discuss the violence among youths in Chicago and what kind of work Chicago might do to combat the cycle of violence and killings.

Learn more about the organization here....

Filed under: Chicago Killings
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Tim Gibson

    Again, Obama's stomping ground proves the shadow is not just our imagination.

    September 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  2. Carlos

    very sad for all. all...

    September 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm |