When it comes to creating a change, you may’t deny that Jay-Z has been placing within the work, particularly within the Black group. Jay-Z is at all times reaching in his pockets to assist by means of his numerous foundations. Whether it’s exposing highschool college students to entry to HBCUs by means of his Shawn Carter Foundation or advocating for prison justice reform by means of Team Roc, Jay continues to make use of his platform to assist a number of causes all through his profession.
Team Roc has been going arduous since September, looking for authorized motion in opposition to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Team Roc has requested the discharge of investigative information, personnel data, and officer misconduct allegations. According to The Kansas City Star Kansas City, Kansas, attorneys declare officers have abused their authority, fabricated witness statements, planted proof, hid misconduct, and solicited sexual favors from victims and witnesses.
Yesterday, Team Roc made a major donation to assist the Midwest Innocence Project, which works to free these whom the authorized system has failed. The Kansas City Star reported that they facilitated donations totaling $1 million for the native innocence mission examine wrongful convictions in Wyandotte County.
Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Executive Director of the Midwest Innocence Project, spoke out concerning the massive donation. “It’s a huge investment. The ability to look at these cases … is really going to continue to shine a light on what we need to do to actually provide a just criminal legal system in Wyandotte County.”
Wyandotte county has a historical past of manufacturing severe injustices like Lamonte McIntyre. Lamonte was wrongfully convicted and spent 23 years in jail for 2 murders he didn’t commit. Another most up-to-date case is of Olin “Pete” Coones Jr. He was exonerated after spending 12 years behind bars for murdering somebody who died from most cancers that went undiagnosed 108 days after he was launched. With the backing from Team Roc, 40 individuals who have been convicted within the county have utilized for the Innocence Project to research their circumstances.
We like to see it! Keep on pushing for modifications JayZ.
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