Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold-blood on camera in February, but the video didn’t surface the Web until two months later.
There’s a nationwide outrage because Gregory and Travis McMichael are only in custody because hundreds of thousands of people saw the video.
JAY-Z and Roc Nation’s social reform department, Team Roc, penned a letter to Georgia officials urging for a “fair trial.”
“The world is now familiar with the story of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year old African American man who, while out jogging in Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga. was hunted down and shot to death by two white men Gregory and Travis McMichael,” the letter starts. “The arrest yesterday on charges of murder and aggravated assault—more than two months after Ahmaud’s death—was a positive first step on the long road toward justice,” the statement reads. “But it only strengthens our resolve to see that justice is eventually served.”
The letter continues asking for authorities to ensure a “fair trial is conducted, as that can only lead to the appropriate felony convictions of both McMichaels.”
The letter was signed by Hov, Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, Alicia Keys, Attorney Lee Merritt and Attorney Benjamin Crump, and is addressed to Georgia state officials Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Christopher Carr and District Attorney Tom Durden.
Team Roc is also requesting that the third man reportedly involved, William Bryan, be charged as an accomplice.