It sure took long enough: the White House has finally condemned the fatal beating of 16-year-old honor student Derrion Albert last week.
As you know, Barack Obama is flying to Copenhagen tomorrow where he will join Oprah, Michelle Obama and a delegation from Chicago in a bid to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics to Chicago, as if that city doesn't have enough problems.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the video of teens viciously kicking and striking another teen with splintered railroad ties is among the most shocking anyone can see. He told reporters they should expect an announcement on an administration response to the "heinous crime" soon.
Gibbs says, though, that government cannot regulate what's in people's hearts. He says the White House believes such crimes call for community involvement. Source