More than a thousand mourners packed a South Side church Saturday for the funeral of 16-year-old beating victim Derrion Albert. The Fenger High School teenager’s death has drawn national attention, and renewed debate over how to stem street violence. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Chicago police superintendent Jody Weis was there. So was Father Michael Pfleger. And Chicago schools CEO Ron Huberman paid his respects, too.
But as Derrion Albert was laid to rest, and his grieving mother consoled by Rev. Jesse Jackson, perhaps the most powerful witness was borne by two women who’ve personally felt this pain before.
"I have not been to a child’s funeral since my baby, and this was the hardest thing to see another baby, lying in a casket, " said Pamela Bosley.
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