New York governor Andrew Cuomo detailed his plan to improve police and community relations on Wednesday during his annual State of the State address, and Jay Z is more than keen to show his support for the plan. As Billboard reports, Jay Z has released a statement via Capitol Confidential. Read his statement below:
The criminal justice reform package proposed by Governor Cuomo today is a huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system. I commend Governor Cuomo for his bold leadership in taking this issue head on at this critical time. This package presents comprehensive steps to protect and improve relations amongst all citizens. We cannot be divided, as every single human being matters. Together, we can move forward as a community, with mutual respect for each other and continue to make this great state stronger than ever before.
Cuomo’s plan will increase funding to ensure more protection for police officers amongst other things. Watch the full State of the State address below.