At Roc Nation Jay-Z, Meek Mill and other artistes are speaking out publicly, as they demand justice for the slaying of Ahmaud Arberry, they asked for a speedy trial and for the conviction of his killers.
Alecia Keys, Yo Gotti, Jigga, Meek and other Roc Nation artists also signed an open letter that they are planning to release this weekend, which is written to Governor Brian Kemp in Georgia, Tom Durden the District Attorney and AG Christopher Darr.
The signed open letter is requesting that Gregory and Travis McMichael be tried swiftly and fairly. They also want the man who video-taped the evidence to be tried as an accomplice as well.
“By now, we’ve all seen the crime’s disturbing video, so the facts here are not in doubt: He was unarmed and innocent and the victim of a hate crime” a source stated.
Because of this, they called upon the authorities as official leaders of the Great State of Georgia, and with the entire world watching, to ensure that a fair trial is conducted, as that can only lead to the appropriate felony convictions of both McMichaels.
They also implored the authorities to charge William Bryan as an armed accomplice to the crime.
“That D.A. Durden must recuse himself from the case because of a conflict of interest, as the elder McMichaels was a cop and they all know each other.” They added.
The Roc Nation team makes a point that the first necessary step for healing took place, as the arrest of two McMichaels had happened. They said, “We truly appreciate that you have arrested and charged these men with the murder of Ahmaud, and they are now feeling hopeful that a trial and a conviction will show that, it is possible in the state that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived, that has been the place where the best and worst of the Civil Rights movement took place, Dr. King’s words still rings true: ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.'”
The group is also asking for a special prosecutor to be assigned to this case, and if all this can be done as quickly as possible, as this matter is an urgent one.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations arrested the McMichaels on Thursday … both have been booked into Glynn County Jail for murder and aggravated assault.
Ahmaud Arbery’s murder suspects were read their rights and then told that they will be facing a Superior Court Judge. They went before the judge using video conferencing to face their charges.
It was confirmed with the Glynn County Magistrate Court Clerk that Travis and Gregory McMichael due to the severity of the charges, will not get bond.
A Crowd gathered outside the courthouse, to sing happy birthday to Ahmaud. He would have been 26 that day.
The 911 call from the day was released on Thursday.
You can hear a voice that appears to be that of Gregory McMichael’s, he spoke to a dispatcher, saying, “He’s running right now. There he goes right now.” In the call.
It was alleged that corruption was taking place because the elder McMichael was an investigator for the Glynn County D.A.’s Office. After the video was released, the D.A. formally asked the GBI to investigate the case that is now 2-and-a-half-month-old.
The men were free after the incident took place on February 23, but because the video was leaked this week. Pressure was mounting for them to be arrested. The GBI officially took the case from local cops in Brunswick, GA on Thursday.
The video showed Ahmaud jogging down the street before he was stopped and then confronted by the McMichaels. A short struggle between Travis and Ahmaud took place before shots were heard, and Ahmaud fell to the ground.