More on shooting of Pace U. student

December 15, 2010 9:42:23 AM PST
Emotions are running high in the tragic and fatal police shooting of a Pace University football player outside a bar in Westchester County.

Friends and family of Danroy Henry say the 20-year-old student was simply following police orders to move his car when a cop jumped on his hood and started firing.

Police tell a different story that Henry was trying to run them over, and that the shooting was justified because they feared for their lives.

If the family and friends of Mr. Henry are right, he and his friends were not involved in the fight that broke out inside the restaurant/bar and spilled outside, and that they were good students with no criminal records who just wanted to play football and graduate.

If the police are right, Henry, for whatever reason, maybe he was drunk, maybe he just panicked, was using his car as a potentially deadly weapon.

Whatever the truth of what happened this past weekend, it's sad all the way around. We'll have the latest on the case, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, the cash-challenged state of New Jersey is now closing in on becoming the latest state to allow advertising on school buses. Oh sure there are caveats that prohibit ads for tobacco and alcohol and "political agendas" ? but wouldn't it be something for the schools that are now trying to push, say, a healthy food agenda end up having their kids ride on buses sponsored by a fast-food chain?

Ug.

Education reporter Art McFarland has our story tonight.

So folks thought it was tough to be a gay or lesbian in the military during "Don't Ask Don't Tell"? Try being a homosexual in the military now, with the policy abbreviation known as DADT in a state of legal limbo after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction banning the policy, and the Obama Administration filing an appeal. Yikes.

So if you're gay, you now come-out, but if the government wins its appeal then the injunction is overturned and the military will kick you out, because you're gay.

There are some gay and lesbian activists, ardent Obama supporters, who are now questioning the President's actions by appealing the injunction. They have suggested that the man who embodies the concept of equal rights order his Justice Department to let the injunction stay in place, and not appeal.

The federal injunction happened last week; today comes word that military recruiters have been told not to ask applicants if they're gay. And if the applicant volunteers that they're gay, no problema! Sign up son! Oh, but one caveat: If the court's injunction is overturned after the Obama Administration appeals, well, sorry 'bout that.

Any surprise gay and lesbian service members are inclined to keep quiet about their sexuality? We'll have any late developments on the injunction and the fallout, tonight at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Scott Clark with the night's sports, including highlights from the Yankees playoff game with the Rangers. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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