Jay-Z, Meek Mill and others over at Roc Nation are speaking out publicly to demand justice for the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery — asking for a speedy trial and conviction of his killers.
Jigga, Meek and other Roc Nation artists — including Alicia Keys and Yo Gotti — have signed an open letter they’re releasing this weekend, which is made out to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia AG Christopher Darr and District Attorney Tom Durden.
It says in no uncertain terms … try Gregory and Travis McMichael fairly, but swiftly, so that felony convictions can fall on them. Also, they want another man arrested and tried as an accomplice.
The team writes, “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.” Bryan was the guy who filmed the video.
They go on to say that D.A. Durden must recuse himself from the case because of a conflict of interest — namely, the elder McMichaels is a former cop and they know each other.
The Roc Nation squad also makes a point that the first necessary step for healing has taken place in the arrest of both McMichaels. They say, “We truly appreciate that you have arrested and charged these men with Ahmaud’s murder, and are hopeful that a trial and conviction will show that, in the state that gave us Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and has been the site of the best and worst of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. King’s words do ring true: ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.'”
Last but not least … the group is asking for a special prosecutor to be assigned in the case. And, they’re asking all this be done expeditiously … as it is an urgent matter.