Rapper Jay-Z Meets With NY Governor Cuomo to Discuss Changes to Legal System
Legal expert Rapper Jay Z met with New York Governor Cuomo to discuss proposed changes to the US legal system.
— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) December 10, 2014
Jay Z wants Governor Cuomo to do a top-to-bottom review of the criminal justice system.
The Root reported:
Just a day after players from the Brooklyn Nets donned “I Can’t Breathe” T-shits given to them by Jay Z, Marcy’s finest met with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to talk justice-system reform.
Jay Z, who is seemingly silent when it comes to his social activism and charity work, caught a bit of flak after posing with the Nets players, and not wearing a T-shirt. But many came to Hova’s defense and noted that he does a lot of charity work; he just doesn’t talk about it…
…Jay Z’s meeting with Cuomo comes on the heels of a grand jury in New York deciding not to indict the officer involved in the choking death of Eric Garner. Since that decision was handed down, protests have been held nightly, not only in New York City, but across the country.
“Gov. Cuomo and Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter had a productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law,” Cuomo Communications Director Melissa DeRosa said in a statement.
A Staten Island grand jury cleared an NYPD cop in the chokehold death of Eric Garner last week igniting protests across the country.