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Jay Z, Russell Simmons meet with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about Eric Garner case

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Hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Russell Simmons met with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 10 to discuss necessary changes to the state’s criminal justice system and encourage him to appoint a special prosecutor in the Eric Garner case.

According to the governor’s spokesperson, Melissa DeRosa, the meeting took place at Cuomo’s Manhattan office, and led to “a productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system, and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law.”

DeRosa also tweeted the following picture:

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While all parties have agreed the meeting was productive, Simmons and DeRosa seem to have a different idea of its outcome.

Simmons has told outlets that the governor has indeed promised to put forth a special prosecutor, but DeRosa stopped short of that proclamation saying “While the governor didn’t promise to appoint an interim special prosecutor, the two discussed the possibility — among others — and a range of options to take up during the legislative session.”

Regardless of the conflicting reports of the meeting’s outcome, almost everyone can agree that the meeting was a step in the right direction.

Here’s hoping the progress continues.



1 Comment

  1. butterbeanbabe on December 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    i will never say a bad thing about jayz again as long as i live cause that is what celebrities with that type of hype should do , i dont blame him for keeping beyonce out of it as much as possible cause she is the one with the big bank … but he has star power too.. so if anyone falls it will be him . . the illuminate would not be a part of this this is proof jayz dont belong to no dam illuminate he told you he wasnt people just want to not believe this man has power , he grew up on them street he know what eric garner mission on the streets was that man was not out there for his heath at all
    hustling dope is a far cry from hustling cigarettes i would see it if mr garner was selling an illegal substance .. my god if youi can sell your own shoes on the corner you bought why not your own dam cigarettes !! all controlled by the goverment , cigarettes might as well be weed or meth if you cant resell what you purchased !!!!!
    if i buy a snickers bar and i want to sell it on the corner thats my dam business, girl scouts dont get harrassed , avon lady dont get harrassed for selling out her house?
    so why should i be for selling my own purchased cigarettes HELL HE BOUGHT THE DAM CIGARETTES FIRST OF ALL … HE AINT STOLE SHIT ..
    AND HE LOST HIS LIFE FOR IT ..? JUST CAUSE AMERICA HAS NOT GOT AHOLD OF THIS VICIOUS CYCLE OF RACIST BASTARD WHITE BOYS WHO STILL THINK THEY CAN ADMINISTER JUSTICE LIKE THE KKK DID MANY YEARS AGO .. . 1955 ALL OVER AGAIN