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You should know DJ Henry’s story. Let me tell you.

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You should know DJ Henry’s story. Let me tell you.

By Brandon Joachim You know George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s stories. Ten plus years after his death, you should also know DJ Henry’s. Let me tell you. On Oct. 16, 2010, DJ Henry was hanging out with friends at Finnegan’s in Thornwood, New York, a bar frequented by Pace University players. A shoving match began between two men who were not part of his group. After the police responded and asked Henry to move his Nissan Altima, he drove onto an access road, and that’s where another police officer Aaron Hess stepped in front of his car and fired through the windshield, killing Henry and wounding one of his friends. As a man of color, and a student at Pace University, I have thought about his story a lot. Pace is a private university with its main campus in New York City and secondary campuses in Westchester County, New York.…