Rihanna, Ariana Grande & Megan Thee Stallion Sign Open Letter To Repeal Statute 50-A

Published: Monday 8th Jun 2020 by David

Rihanna is leading a party of performers using their voices to cleanse the justice system.

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Hundreds of artists, managers and creatives penned an open letter urging New York State to repeal statute 50-A which shields police officers’ personnel and disciplinary records from public view.

Put simply, it allows corrupt officers to hide their bad behaviour from the people they are employed to serve.

We mourn the killing of George Floyd and the unnecessary loss of so many black lives before his. We must hold accountable those who violate the oath to protect and serve, and find justice for those who are victim to their violence. An indispensable step is having access to disciplinary records of law enforcement officers. New York statute 50-A blocks that full transparency, shielding a history of police misconduct from public scrutiny, making it harder to seek justice and bring about reform. It must be repealed immediately.

The letter, which was also signed by Megan thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Migos and Billie Eilish, will be sent to New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

It adds…

We were pleased to hear the Governor’s statement that 50-A should not prohibit the release of disciplinary records. But, clearly, it is not enough. 50-A has been used far too often in the past and, without repeal, it will continue to be used to block justice. When the Legislature returns this week, we urge members to recognize the moment, take one loud, bold, and meaningful step in addressing this systemic problem, and swiftly repeal 50-A.

 

Learn more about the how the entertainment industry is responding to the murder of George Floyd here.

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  1. PinotNoir June 8, 2020

    What if police’s discontinued (as that seems the long-term wish of We, The People …) and hired foreign mercenaries flock a majoritarily unarmed US population – how’s it gonna defend itself? 🤔 Don’t be gettin’ any ideas if you’re a loon reading this. Just monologuing out loud here. 👀

  2. David Allah June 8, 2020

    Just like yellow cabs used to think they were the only car service on the map until Uber, Lyft and many others. Police
    can be replaced with other security services. Like when you eat a bad slice of pizza, you don’t want that one anymore.
    They have caused so much pain that only major change would help. I have literally
    Cried my whole life about their behavior
    and often wondered are they just wicked but I have met other nice police that seemed genuine.

    • eric June 9, 2020

      “Police can be replaced with other security services.” And who is going to fill those positions? If they aren’t people from the community who are not afraid of the community, then the problem will not be rectified. Protestors are jumping on the bandwagon with whatever sounds good, like police defunding, not even paying attention to the logistics, the consequences and repercussions of some of the changes they’re demanding.

  3. black lives matter June 8, 2020

    clearly you’re the epitome of privilege and don’t understand the damage a police force that is not properly supervised can do, as we have seen from recent events. all this letter is trying to say is that police officers should be held accountable for everything they do. they’ve been put in a position of authority; however, some members of the police force have abused their power and this is an attempt at changing our society for the better.

  4. William Chapman June 9, 2020

    I an an innocent black man convicted of assault and kidnapping a white women. I feel like George Floyd incarcerated. Please help

  5. Oh na na July 11, 2020

    These ppl and BLM are such a joke. They wanna keep getting in police and white peoples faces but won’t set foot in the inner cities where 99% of black lives are taken every single day. Time to start focusing on those black lives too why don’t they matter? Stop protesting to whites and police only because you have no fear of them.

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