Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Megan The Stallion, Migos, Billie Eilish, and Nas are just a few of the many celebrities and members of the music industry who have signed an open letter in support of New York State repealing statute 50-A according to Rolling Stone.
“We must hold accountable those who violate the oath to protect and serve, and find justice for those who are victim to their violence,” the letter reads. “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.”
Over the weekend, thousands more New Yorkers took to the streets to protest police brutality against people of color, and to mourn the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police officers.