Mon., Oct. 17
The Killing of Danroy Henry - One Year On
It’s been one year since Danroy Henry was killed. The college student was fatally shot by police officers in Mount Pleasant, New York. Danroy Henry was black. The police officers are white. Though he was killed by New York police, his story resonates here. He was from Easton, Massachusetts -- where his family lives, fighting to find justice for their son. His parents say this case isn’t about race, but this scenario has played out before. From Amadou Diallo, to Abner Luima, to the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, the story of white officers abusing and killing black men isn’t new.
Is it our duty to look at Danroy Henry’s death in the context of race? We’ll examine the case of Danroy Henry and what it says about racial profiling and discrimination in America today. We'll be joined by Pastor WIlliam Dickerson, of the Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester and president of the Massachusetts Statewide Black Clergy for Unity; Phillip Goff, social psychologist at UCLA and the executive director of research for the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity; and Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for WGBH Boston Public Radio.