A clip featuring protestor Givionne Jordan Jr. being arrested peacefully protesting during a Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 1 in Charleston, South Carolina, has caught JAY-Z and his team’s attention.
The video went viral and sparked immediate outrage because police officers specifically singled out Jordan Jr., who is Black.
Team Roc, who tackles social justice issues on behalf of Roc Nation, took action the day after the incident and came to the defense of Jordan calling for the charges levied against him by the Charleston Police to be dismissed.
“We are outraged by the Charleston police department’s reprehensible arrest of Givionne Jordan Jr.
Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds followed up with his own response on behalf of his department via celebrity gossip site TMZ:
“Mr. Jordan is part of an important movement that truly needs to be heard at this time, and we hope to continue to meet with him and others soon to discuss how we can work together to address the longstanding inequities that persist in our community.