A $6 million settlement offer has been made to the family of Danroy Henry Jr. who was fatally shot by a police officer, Aaron Hess, in New York.
It was a dark uneasy night in Pleasantville; the moon was shining while the stars were blinking. The 20-year-old African-American and his friends gathered at a bar having their greatest moments when some other guys started the fight. At the moment when they decided to leave cops arrived in the bar.
Henry was sitting in his car waiting for his mates, when Officer Hess came around and knocked on the car window. The boy probably knew that a young black man may face a trouble when he meets a police officer, so he tried to drive away. After that officer stood in front of the car and rained bullets on Henry. A passenger was left seriously injured but Henry couldn’t stay alive.
Henry’s parents filed a lawsuit against Officer Hess and the village of Pleasantville for failing to provide medical care after the shooting.
Report says that federal prosecutors failed to institute legal trials against the officers. They made a statement saying: “Neither accident, mistake, fear, negligence nor bad judgment is sufficient to establish a willful federal criminal civil rights violation.”
What is the price of the life? It is priceless. Though Henry’s parents have been settled, they still feel the pain of their loss. We must put an end to these brutal killings because the emptiness in the families could never be replaced.
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