JAY-Z Discusses Trayvon Martin Doc With ‘The New York Times’

‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ premiered earlier this week.

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The New York Times have published a brand new interview with JAY-Z about Trayvon Martin. The six-part documentary, titled Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, premiered on Paramount Network on Monday. The docu-series is executive produced by JAY and seeks to educate viewers about the case. The series also looks to change questionable laws like stand-your-ground, which was partially responsible to George Zimmerman’s vindication.

With the Kalief Browder documentary, about a teenager held at Rikers Island for three years without trial, you were hoping that it would change certain laws around solitary confinement for juveniles,” the interviewer asks. “Is the hope that something similar can happen with regard to the Stand Your Ground laws?”

“Yes, absolutely,” JAY-Z answered. “Again, it’s an educational process. This law, we have to get people to understand what it says. Of course, he will not be found guilty. It’s very difficult to be found guilty with this law as it stands today. The system doesn’t work as it exists today. No one wants to talk about that because it’s as if you are bashing police officers. I’m not bashing police officers. I’m just saying the facts do not support this being the answer, the system as it stands today.”

Read JAY-Z’s full interview at nytimes.com, and watch the trailer for The Trayvon Martin Story below.

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