Jay Z Is Here For Gov. Cuomo’s Anti-Police Brutality Plan
Jay Z is speaking up where it matters these days. We already know that last month (Dec. 10), Hov privately met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss criminal justice reform. A statement from Cuomo’s camp read: Governor Cuomo has said he wants a comprehensive review of the current criminal justice system and has been talking with interested parties to discuss just that. Over the last week, he has personally spoken with members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, PBA President Pat Lynch, community activists including Russell Simmons and Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter, and district attorneys from across the state and looks forward to continuing this dialogue with additional stakeholders in the coming days and weeks. Now, Mr. Carter is reportedly taking it a step further when it comes to voicing his opinions on the strained relationship between the police and his people. Yesterday (Jan. 21), Gov. Cuomo delivered his 2015 Opportunity Agenda in Albany, NY and according to the Albany Times Union, Jay Z fully backs his police reform package. SEE ALSO: Jay Z Says Hip-Hop Has Done More For Race Relations Than Most Cultural Icons “The criminal justice reform package proposed by Governor Cuomo today is a huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system,” Jay allegedly said. “I commend Governor Cuomo for his bold leadership in taking this issue head on at this critical time. This package presents comprehensive steps to protect and improve relations amongst all citizens. We cannot be divided, as every single human being matters. Together, we can move forward as a community, with mutual respect for each other and continue to make this great state stronger than ever before.” Jigga isn’t the only one who gave the Governor a thumbs up. Russell Simmons is also here for Cuomo’s agenda.
I know @NYGovCuomo has always been a champion for criminal justice reform. His new proposal is great progress towards a more just society.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 21, 2015
Photo Credit: Getty Images