Hip Hop Legend Jay Z and his powerful team of Roc Nation attorneys penned an open letter to state of Georgia officials Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Christopher Carr, and District Attorney Tom Durben. The letter is of course concerning the Ahmaud Arbery killing in Brunswick, Georgia.
The letter will appear in the Sunday issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and it calls for a swift but fair trial for the two men currently being held on murder charges, Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael. It reads in part…
“By now, we’ve all seen the crime’s disturbing video, so the facts here are not in doubt: 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 to the crime.”
As you can see, they want a man named William Bryan charged as well – he was the man chasing down Ahmaud Arbery in his vehicle from the rear, and he recorded the moment Ahmaud was shot. Bryan was instrumental in trapping Ahmaud into the deadly circumstance that day.
You may notice in the video, William Bryan made no sound at all when the shocking fatal shots were fired at Ahmaud, as if he knew it was coming. To date Bryan has not been arrested.
The letter from Team Roc was signed onto by singer Alicia Keys, outspoken criminal justice reform advocate Meek Mill, and CMG boss Yo Gotti. You’ll remember, Yo Gotti and Jay Z recently collaborated to have Team Roc push for prison reform in Mississippi after a series of extremely disturbing videos came out showing terrifying conditions in several of the state’s prisons.
We’ll see how well the letter is received by these named state officials, and most importantly, what comes of justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Until the next time it drips….