Region Roundup: Two Years Later for DJ Henry's Family, Student Behind Scenes at Debate, Bain Protests
A look at what was happening around the area this week.
For Easton resident Angella Henry, things have not gotten easier in the two years since her son's death.
The mother of DJ Henry relives it each and every day.
"Some days have been worse as some information has been revealed about Oct. 17, 2010 and we find out how cruel-fully he was treated it actually hurts even more," she said. "I don’t think time makes things any easier."
Henry will spend her day Wednesday mourning the loss of her son, who was shot and killed by police officer Aaron Hess on Oct. 17, 2010 while driving away from a bar in Pleasantville, N.Y. The two years since that night have included vigils, legal battles, widespread media attention, and differing accounts from a slew of witnesses.
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Stoughton’s Jeffrey Cramer, a junior at Hofstra University, site of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, shares his behind the scenes debate experience as a media volunteer.
Cramer is a 2010 graduate of Stoughton High. At Hofstra, he is a Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Marketing and Sociology.
Though selectmen say the United Nations have good intentions behind what they do, the Board reneged their original vote to observe a proposed United Nations Day.
In a letter to the Board of Selectmen, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston requested that they approve a proclamation and participate in UN Day activities Oct. 24, the 67th anniversary of when the United Nations Charter went into effect. The town would then fly the United Nations flag, encourage model UN simulations at schools and have a display at the library.
Selectmen first approved the proclamation, but decided to re-vote after discussing the current state of the United Nations.
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Workers from a Sensata Technologies plant in Freeport, Ill. who will lose their jobs by the end of the year were in Attleboro Wednesday morning to confront company CEO Thomas Wroe Jr. They did not get to meet with Wroe, but were able to hand a petition to the company vice president that calls for better severance packages.
The employees say their jobs are going to China. Dorothy "Dot" Turner, who submitted the petition, said she has worked at the Illinois plant for 43 years and will receive six month's pay after she loses her job next month. She called this "scandalous."
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