Our friend Daniel Rodrigue, once a writer here and now a journalism teacher at DCCCD's Brookhaven College, sent word this morning that one of his students, Derek Madrigal, was the victim of a vicious beating on the beaches of South Padre Island over spring break. The story is popping up in the media this morning -- NBC has it, and the News just blogged it -- but Rodrigue tells us his friends, and the cops, are hoping people see the video and can identify the people involved.
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Madrigal, 21, is reportedly in the ICU and has already undergone multiple surgeries for as many as nine stab wounds. The video was first posted to LiveLeak.com.