Jay Z Meets With Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Review Criminal Justice in NYC [Video]

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Hip hop mogul Jay Z has been highly criticized by the African-American community for not publicly taking a stance on many high-profile cases on racial injustice in America.

From last year’s Barney’s racial profiling scandal, to his silence on the Ferguson protests, the Roc Nation owner has been noticeably silent on major issues that tend to rile up the Black community.

However, with the recent non-indictment of the officer responsible for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Hova seems to have reached a point of no return where he is using his high-ranking celebrity status and power to create a change in the way the NYPD deals with the ethnic community.

That’s the Jay Z we all wanted to see.

However, when reading the wording of how The New York Post chose to report the story, you can see why Jay Z might have been so silent for so long……

The post ripped Jay Z apart by digging up all the negatives of his tarnished past. These are things that to the Black community remind us why we admire him for changing his life around completely, but to those who don’t know too much about Hov will look at him, and the Governor of NY, differently.

Via: PageSix

When you need advice on a subject, you go to an expert.

Gov. Cuomo did just that when he had a policy meeting on the subject of how cops enforce the laws with hip-hop mogul Jay Z — who earned most of his expertise in crime as a crack dealer.

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The governor’s spokeswoman, Melissa DeRosa, on Wednesday described their confab in Cuomo’s Midtown office as “productive.’’

The two discussed “a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system and how we can all work together to pass a reform package,” she said.

The rapper built his musical career on songs about his past criminal exploits slinging crack in Brooklyn’s Marcy housing project.

One online report lists 187 references to crack or cocaine on his 12 solo albums, including last year’s chart-topping “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”

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In addition to his rap boasts about drug dealing, his criminal-justice experience includes being charged with stabbing people and bashing them on their heads with bottles at his favorite city nightclubs.

Cuomo’s press rep Melissa DeRosa released a statement stating that the meeting with Jay Z was one of many future meetings about reviewing the criminal justice system.
It 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.”

Hey NY Post…..

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