Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, and More Sign Open Letter for Police Reform in New York

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A number of artist are demanding change in the police system. Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, and more have signed an open letter to the New York Police Department to repeal statute 50-A, “a law that protects police personnel’s disciplinary records for being seen by the public”.

“In the letter, which was signed by over 300 music artists, alongside managers, publishers, trade groups, executives and record labels, as well as high-profile actors, and athletes, argues that 50-A must be repealed. “[T]his boulder in the path of justice has stood in the way for far too long and must be crushed entirely,” the letter reads. “It is not just a misreading of the statute; it is not just an inappropriate broadening of its scope. It is the statute itself, serving to block relevant crucial information in the search for accountability.” -Time

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