Jay Z: Kalief Browder’s Story Is Here To Save Generations of Black Kids

Published On March 13, 2017 | By patrice | Amazing black men, Politics, The latest posts

“Innocent until proven guilty” is supposed to be the foundational tenet of American democracy, however, no such protection came into play for Kalief Browder during the time that he was forced to serve three years at Riker’s Island Prison.

Arrested at the age of 16 over allegations of a stolen backpack, Browder couldn’t post bail and was held due to a previous offense. He was later forced to serve 1,000 behind bars and approximately 800 of those days in solitary confinement.

Mr. Browder’s case was later thrown out and once he was released he’d made the decision to take his own life at the age of 22 due to symptoms of PTSD.

Just last week, rapper Jay Z, who’d served as the executive producer for the six-part documentary series of Browder’s life, discussed his well-put together project, telling the crowd of attendees that the story of Browder’s life shows an obvious need for true criminal justice reform.

“His death is here to teach us to save a generation of kids,” the rapper asserted. “I say this about the movie. It’s hard to watch, but important to see.”

The famous rapper and husband of singer Beyoncé spoke about Browder’s life and the call to action that we need to take when it comes to this unjust prison system that our black men are forced to answer to.

Saying that Browder’s story should open the eyes of America and force us all to take in the hard core truth about the way that African American men are being treated, it’s easy to say that Hov may have marked a path in history that could change the justice system for the better.

So, what are your thoughts on this news? Should there be changes made to the prison system that currently resides in the United States? And do you think that Jay Z’s call to action will actually work?

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