Mon, May 11, 2020

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Releases Open Letter Demanding Justice for Ahmaud Arbery.


Jay-Z and Roc Nation's social justice reform unit are doing their part to see that justice is served in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in February.

On Sunday (May 10), Team Roc released an open letter demanding the powers that be to take proper action in the case, which caused nationwide outrage after the admitted shooters, Gregory and Travis McMichael, were arrested and charged with the killing two months after the murder occurred. The letter, signed by Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, Alicia Keys, Attorney Lee Merritt and Attorney Benjamin Crump, is addressed to Georgia state officials Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Christopher Carr and District Attorney Tom Durden.

"The world is now familiar with the story of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old African American man who, while out jogging in Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga. was hunted down and shot to death by two white men Gregory and Travis McMichael," the letter starts. “The arrest yesterday on charges of murder and aggravated assault—more than two months after Ahmaud’s death—was a positive first step on the long road toward justice,” the statement reads. “But it only strengthens our resolve to see that justice is eventually served.”

The letter goes on to urge authorities to ensure that a "fair trial is conducted, as that can only lead to the appropriate felony convictions of both McMichaels."

The letter also demands that William Bryan, the third man reportedly involved in chasing down Arbery, be charged as an accomplice to the crime and District Attorney Durden recuse himself from the case due to "clear conflict of interest." Team Roc also calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed by Attorney General Carr.

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