JAY-Z Sends Private Jet to Fly Ahmaud Arbery’s Lawyers to Court

Written by on June 4, 2020

JAY-Z is coming to the rescue.

When the legal professionals of Ahmaud Arbery wanted a flight to attend a courtroom listening to in Brunswick, Georgia, they had been unable to search out one. They had been starting to lose hope when JAY-Z and Roc Nation stepped in to constitution a personal jet to move them.

Merritt Legislation Agency founder S. Lee Merritt shared JAY’s act of fine will on Instagram. “Whenever you completely should be in Courtroom to face together with your shopper and righteous protestors for justice … Jay Z sends his non-public jet,” wrote Merritt. “That’s a part of the P.P.E plan to get us out of this Disaster (Folks Energy Political Energy Financial Energy).”

Blerim Elmazi, a civil rights legal professional who works with Merritt, additionally shared a photograph in entrance of the non-public jet. “Courtroom listening to in Brunswick, Georgia this morning. No flights to take us there final night time,” wrote Elmazi. “@leemerrittesq and I spent hours looking for flights or vehicles. At 1 am we began shedding hope until we bought a name from Jay Z’s folks at Roc Nation who chartered a flight for us to attend this listening to with the household of Ahmaud Arbery.”

A grateful Elmazi added, “Grateful for his or her assist. Updates on the listening to quickly.”

Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old black man, was killed on Feb. 23 whereas jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. Arbery had been pursued and confronted by two white residents who had been armed and driving a pickup truck. Three males have been arrested in reference to the homicide after video of the taking pictures leaked on-line and sparked a nationwide outcry.

JAY-Z has remained vigilant within the struggle for justice. He spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz earlier this week and urged him to “do the correct factor” and prosecute the 4 officers concerned in George Floyd’s homicide.

He and Group Roc, the philanthropic arm of Roc Nation, additionally took out full-page adverts in newspapers throughout the nation to honor Floyd. The advert quotes a passage from a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

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