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How to Rationalize the Deaths of Unarmed Black Men at the Hands of Police: It's the Narrative, Stupid

Phillip Martin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
Phillip Martin

The news accounts in recent weeks are tragically similar, from Los Angeles to Staten Island to Ferguson. Unarmed black men killed by police. But four years before anyone knew where Ferguson was located on a map, there was the fatal shooting of Danroy Henry Jr., known to his friends and family as "DJ."

Cop Who Killed College Football Player In Car Nearly Got Shot Too

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.12.2012 | Crime

By JIM FITZGERALD WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Associated Press)-- The officer who shot and killed a college football player in his car in 2010 could easily...

DJ Henry and the Training of Police, Part Four

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Phillip Martin

In February 2011, when a New York grand jury declined to indict anyone involved in the shooting death of DJ Henry, Henry's family called for a federal investigation.

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Three

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Some law enforcement experts say that police forces around the country need to train officers to de-escalate conflicts and increase sensitivity to racial stereotypes.

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Two

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime
Phillip Martin

A New York grand jury in Westchester County earlier this year declined to indict Officer Aaron Hess in the shooting death of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a black college student from Easton Massachusetts.

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part One

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime
Phillip Martin

The shooting death of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a black student at Pace University with no record of criminality or violence, continues to stir controversy on a number of levels that go well beyond this single incident.

Officer Who Killed Student Honored

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 06.14.2011 | College

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A police union has given its Officer of the Year award to the policeman who shot and killed a college football player durin...