Free At Last, Free At Last, Thank God Almighty They’re Free At Last! Pace University Students Acquitted!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Arrests, Ballers

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It’s a damn shame that these boys had to go to trial in the first place!

VALHALLA, N.Y. — As soon as the charges against them were dropped Thursday, a group of college football players switched from defense to offense, saying they plan to sue the police who arrested them after a teammate was killed by an officer.

Their lawyer, Bonita Zelman, said they would seek at least $1 million for “brutality, false arrest, malicious prosecution and violations of their civil, constitutional and human rights.”

The four Pace University players were arrested Oct. 17 in the chaos that followed the shooting of Danroy Henry, 20, of Easton, Mass. Henry was driving away from a disturbance outside a bar in Thornwood, N.Y., when his car struck an officer, who shot through the windshield and killed him.

Each of the teammates was charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest or obstruction. They claimed they were trying to help Henry as he lay dying.

Henry’s killing resulted in an investigation into the officer’s actions, but last month a grand jury declined to indict him. The Justice Department said it would review the case for possible civil rights violations. Henry was black; the police officers involved were white.

Two weeks ago, prosecutors moved to dismiss the charges against the teammates, saying the defendants had no legal excuse but caused no injuries and were reacting to “the sudden, unexpected shooting of their friend.”
In court, Mount Pleasant Town Justice Robert Ponzini approved the dismissals and told the defendants, “You leave here as the day you came in, without a criminal record.” Two dozen supporters applauded in the gallery.

We’re glad “your honor” had enough sense to let these young men enjoy their post college lives free of criminal records. And to the cop that shot Danroy Henry, go to hell, go directly to hell, do not see Jesus, do NOT collect your pension fund!!

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  • innovatoor09

    Good for them. This racism has got to stop.

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      Does anyone know whatever happened to the Jena 6?

  • keebler mf elf

    Where is the International community and NATO when black americans are getting gun down and held prisoner by the US government?

    Can we get some no fly zones!

    • bbbbb

      Why do you want the international community to focus solely on black americans when black americans don’t know jack about the international community? Not only that you all just don’t give a damn and infact seperate yourselves from other african groups. I ‘m glad this happen. Maybe it wil help people like you see that you shouldn’t isolate yourselves. Anyways this sense of entitlement from black americans is ridiculous. You guys just expect things because of how your ancestors were treated. What you all don’t understand is that almost every race has had adversities. Even though you don’t identify with africans and other groups of that origin they too were treated worse. Your comment is just ridiculous!

    • maliksmama

      The world doesn’t see things the way the actually ARE for black folks in the U.S. The images of blacks that the world sees are what WE see on t.v. So as far as they know, whites are only protecting themselves from savage blacks. That being said, we’re on our own over here. Police brutality won’t stop until they become the brutalized.

  • lovemyrace

    Bbbbb, whatever. do us a favor kill yo self….

    • bbbbb

      Struck a nerve? Well I will kill myself after they finish throw you AAs to the vultures…hahahha

  • DaLite

    Oh and I am glad that justice actually prevailed in this instance. And I am not saying that racism doesn’t exist but instead of them laying down and taking it they fought back. I hope they finish school and give back to the community.

  • Monica

    Does anyone know whatever happened to the Jena 6?

  • Me again

    “do not see Jesus, do NOT collect your pension fund”!!

    Whose to say who gets to see Jesus or not? Obviously the courts found the cop wrong, But how many of us would make a mistake if we had a gun on us and were in a tumultous situation?

    Justice seems to have been served, so Im glad, But I don’t know how they were acting, or any other circumstances. Funny how people want to preach 2nd chances on Chris Brown all day long, then want to condemn everything else that isn’t a 6′ singer/dancer from VA.

  • rosshell

    first off thats great these young men got off without having a record.

  • GUCCIGREEN

    WTF…IS REALLY GOIN ON! “You leave here as the day you came in, without a criminal record.” Two dozen supporters applauded in the gallery.” FCK TYPE SH.IT IS THIS. IF HE SAID THAT TO ME I WOULDVE GOTTEN A RECORD JUST THEN FOR THROWING A CHAIR AT HIS HEAD. THESE YOUNG MEN COULD HAVE LOST THEIR LIVE AS WELL AND THIS IS WHAT YOU SAY. I AM SO OVER THE RACIAL PROFILING, THESE DAMN COPS JUST DOING WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT AND JUST GETTING A SLAP ON THE WRIST IF THAT.

  • uknoitsromaro

    BBBBB you really make a good point and if people would understand that, maybe this place would be better. If We as Blacks would quit looking for a handout and quit expecting things and work together to make it happen, maybe would be in a different place in life. Yeah, we had a bad past but look at how we repay our ancestors for all they went through, by killing and robbing each other, degrading, no respect, etc. Not all Blacks but a good majority but I digress. I am all for my people but I am not ignorant to the FACTS either

  • Big Cain

    The system always does the black man wrong. We are still fighting for equal rights. Some things are better but some are worse. They hold us black men down on the job and in the judicial system. I’m beginning to hate this country.

  • Northern Cali Honey

    VICTORY! It makes me happy justice was served, as it always should no matter who the people are or what color their skin is. #Let’s. Get. It. Together. America!!!

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