Derrion Albert Funeral Details: Jackson and Farrakhan Attend
Derrion Albert, the Chicago teen who was beaten to death on Thursday September 24th by four other teenagers, had his funeral today at Greater Mount Hebron Baptist church on Chicago's South Side.
Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan were among the attendees at the funeral.
Farrakhan on Saturday called 16-year-old Derrion Albert "a special young man." Jackson said "children deserve safe passage to school."
Derrion Albert beating video (please watch with caution, it is very graphic and disturbing)
Derrion Albert was on his way home from school and walking to a bus stop when a group of teens attacked him. The video above was shot on a cell phone and handed to the police, which helped them identify the guilty party.
Four teenagers have been charged in the beating, three of them with first degree murder.
Eugene Bailey, 18
Silvonus Shannon, 19
Eric Carson, 16
Eugene Riley, 18
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous was also present at the funeral.