Rihanna and JAY-Z require justice for Black collegiate student lethally shot by a white cop

Rihanna and JAY-Z require justice for Black collegiate student lethally shot by a white cop

Danroy Henry was shot and executed by a white cop in 2010.

Rihanna and JAY-Z are among the rundown of famous people who are requesting justice for the 2010 deadly shooting of Danroy “DJ” Henry, a Black Pace University understudy who was shot and murdered by a white cop.

As per Page Six, they have sent a marked letter to US Attorney General William Barr encouraging the Justice Department to revive Henry’s case and investigate the chance of police corruption. “The facts support this request, the law all but requires it, and justice — it demands it,” reads the letter signed by JAY-Z, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Odell Beckham Jr., Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Mary J. Blige and more.

The reminder likewise requests that the Justice Department investigate whether or not a pattern of discrimination contributed to Henry’s death. “The DOJ must truthfully determine whether a pattern and/or practice of discrimination played a role in the case of DJ Henry — and if it did — deliver the justice that restores this young man’s name and reputation, while giving hope to other young Black men who are just like him and desperate for change,” the letter states.

Danroy Henry Sr., Henry’s dad, says that he and the family are appreciative for their help. “We appreciate that they’re sort of leaning into the moment and that they’re willing to stand behind us on this really important matter,” he said.

Back in Oct. 2017, Henry was shot and slaughtered by Pleasantville cop Aaron Hess outside of Finnegan’s Grill in New York. He was unarmed in his vehicle when Hess approached his window and thumped on it. Rather than halting, police guarantee Henry attempted to drive off.

Hess says the vehicle blasted through him when he stepped before it and he wound up on the hood of the vehicle. Michael Sussman, the family’s lawyer, says Henry was driving gradually when Hess jumped at the vehicle and started shooting through the windshield, executing Henry and harming one of his companions.

The family’s civil suit expresses that two different officers pulled an injured Henry from his vehicle, bound him, and left him on the ground as he bled to death. The family got a settlement and a statement of regret from the town, however, Hess was never criminally charged.


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