As reported, Jay-Z, Meek Mill and the numerous partners they corralled into their new criminal justice reform alliance are holding their inaugural press conference. As promised, the rappers are flanked by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, in expressing their organization opening manifesto, at a press conference held in New York City.
Meek Mill, under the watchful eye of Jay-Z, has become an important symbol in the fight for criminal justice reform since undergoing a presumably unjust prison stint ending in 1-3 years shy of Judge Brinkley’s final sentencing. After witnessing the hardship of prison life first hand, Meek Mill has devoted himself to civic and political action – in the hopes of correcting institutional biases, and the justice system’s clear margin of error.
Meek, Jigga, and Rubin are set to name their venture during the ongoing press conference (which you can stream above). Even before the “organization” was given its marching orders, the members had been working together in an unofficial capacity, believed to have influenced Donald Trump’s go-ahead with the First Step Act a month ago. But as of yesterday, Senate was unable to put the First Step Act into action due to the Government Shutdown. Meek and Jigga will undoubtedly touch on the issue today. Hear ’em out.