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Jay Z, Russell Simmons talk police reforms with New York governor
Jay Z, Russell Simmons talk police reforms with New York governor

Though each are now wealthy hip-hop moguls, Jay Z and Russell Simmons grew up as young men of color on the streets of New York, an experience deeply reflected in their art and work. That makes them uniquely relevant and influential in discussions about potential reforms in policing tactics in the city.  According to AP reports, the MC and music-business titan met with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to offer ideas for changing the city's policing strategies, and how police are held accountable in instances of brutality. The recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York's Staten Island, where unarmed African American men were killed by white officers who were later not indicted...

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