Jay-Z and Roc Nation have released a statement to Georgia’s Gov. Kemp fighting for justice in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Roc Nation affiliates like Alicia Keys, Yo Gotti, and Meek Mill joined Jay Z and Roc Nation in an open letter to Georgia’s government.
“By now, we’ve all seen the crime’s disturbing video, so the facts here are not in doubt,” the letter reads. “He was unarmed and innocent and the victim of a hate crime. Which is why we call upon you today, as official leaders of the Great State of Georgia, and with the entire world watching, to ensure that a fair trial is conducted, as that can only lead to the appropriate felony convictions of both McMichaels. We also implore you to charge William Bryan as an armed accomplice in the crime.”
The letter also specifically addresses the District Attorney Tom Durden. Jay & friends requests that Durden be recused due to a “clear conflict of interest”.
Arbery was gunned down by the McMichaels in February after they were “suspicious” of him. He was jogging in a Georgia neighborhood and the McMichaels thought he was there to commit a robbery. Glynn County Police Lt. Cheri Bashlor says that the last reported break-in was on Jan. 1.
That’s almost two full months before the shooting took place. Authorities are continuing to investigate the case. It’s nice to see Jay, Roc Nation, and others step in.