Viral justice?

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 23, 2010

That detail, however, failed to keep the story in the news. Videos of the beating continued to rack up tens of thousands of views on YouTube, but with the midterm elections approaching, Boston's major media outlets tuned out after a week — even as dedicated community and RCC activists soldiered on.

A spokesperson for the Suffolk County DA tells the Phoenix that, while their report is not yet ready, it will eventually be disclosed to the public. But in the meantime, while the investigation carries on behind closed doors, Cox and hundreds of her fellow students continue to strategize, and are organizing a rally to the State House for sometime in the coming weeks. "I think we're all as shocked that a lot of us didn't know about this before it was on YouTube as we are about what actually happened," she says.

"The police need to come out and talk to us and answer our questions," says student-government rep Akinbode. "They don't give a damn about us, or see our demonstrations as a threat. Drastic measures need to be taken, because right now this is not justice. Someone needs to apologize to the family of this person, the faculty, and the entire student body. Our demand is simple — that all of these people who carried this out be fired. They're not the kind of people who we want in law enforcement."

Watch the videos at thePhoenix.com/news. Chris Faraone can be reached at cfaraone@phx.com.

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