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Patch featured the Black Student Union in "Pace U. Holds Memorial, Rally 10 Years After DJ Henry Shot By Cop"

10/29/2020

Patch featured the Black Student Union in "Pace U. Holds Memorial, Rally 10 Years After DJ Henry Shot By Cop"

Ten years after Pace University student Danroy Henry was killed by a Pleasantville police officer, the school's Black Student Union will host a social justice rally and memorial service Thursday.

The event, on what would have been Henry's 31st birthday, will include speakers, a time of reflection from Henry's friends and family, and the retirement of the varsity football player's No. 12 jersey. It's part of Social Justice Week at the college's Pleasantville campus.

Henry was shot and killed during a post-Homecoming game celebration in the early morning hours of Oct. 18, 2010. The 20-year-old, who had played earlier, was shot by Pleasantville Officer Aaron Hess, who was off duty and out of his jurisdiction. Hess said he saw a group "acting aggressively" outside a Thornwood bar as he was passing by, called it in, and stayed as Mount Pleasant officers responded.

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"The Examiner" featured "Pace Students Vow Change During Tribute to School Shooting Victims"

03/08/2018

"The Examiner" featured "Pace Students Vow Change During Tribute to School Shooting Victims"

More than 100 Pace University students rallied at the school’s campus last Wednesday denouncing gun violence and honoring the 17 people that were gunned down in the Florida high school massacre last month.

Sophomore Lindita Kulla, who grew up about 20 minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, organized the Feb. 28 #NeverAgain rally. She explained that since the Sandy Hook tragedy more than five years ago she's had a residual fear of school settings, calling the lockdown that day as a high school freshman a terrifying experience.

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