Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Demands Justice In Ahmaud Arbery Case

Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation has sent an open letter to Georgia elected officials calling for justice to be served in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in February.

The letter, sent by Roc Nation’s social justice arm Team Roc and published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, calls the arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael in Arbery’s murder a positive first step on the long road toward justice.

“But it only strengthens our resolve to see that justice is eventually served,” says the letter, which was signed by Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Meek Mill and Yo Gotti as well as attorneys Lee Merritt and Benjamin L. Crump.

“By now, we’ve all seen the crime’s disturbing video, so the facts here are not in doubt,” the letter continues. “[Arbery] 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.”

The letter, addressed to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Christopher Carr and District Attorney Tom Durden, calls for William Bryan to be charged as an armed accomplice, for Durden to recuse himself from the case and for Carr to appoint a special prosecutor.

“If you take those necessary actions, you will send a message to the people that want to drag Georgia back to a time when African-Americans were killed for merely voting: hate and fear will lose,” the letter reads.

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