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This week we’ve seen fans and rappers alike come together in portest of what many believe as a harsh sentencing for rapper Meek Mill’s probation violation.
Now, Rock-A-Fella O.G., Jay Z, is the latest artist to step up and express his fight for Meek’s freedom.
Jay Z has written a brief op-ed in The New York Times to shed light on Mill’s case as well as the treatment of black men on probabtion, and the role the justice system plays with concern to minorities.
In the article, Jay says:
What’s happening to Meek Mill I sjust one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of blackf people every day. I saw this close up when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s and 1980s.
Jay was inspired by Meek’s case to write the op-ed in hopes to highlight the ways people are punished every day in the justice system.
Read Jay’s entire message here.
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