Jay Z Champions “Less Prisons, More Schools” On Stage In California

5 Aug

The Urban Daily

Jay Z In Concert - St Paul, MinnesotaJay Z is no stranger to the politics game. In fact, he’s quite skilled in blurring the lines and using hip-hop as a vehicle to spread political messages. From his widely public support of President Obama to using his On The Run Tour stage Aug 3 at the Rose Bowl in California to support Proposition 47.

The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 aims to adjust sentences for minor and nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Money saved on less harsh punishments will then go to schools, mental health treatment and victim services.

During his “Hard Knock Life” performance, Jay took a moment to voice his support for building “more schools, less prisons.”

Those against Proposition 47 are concerned that if the initiative passes, it will require the release of thousands of already convicted felons on misdemeanor charges, risking returning them into the community to commit more crimes…

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One Response to “Jay Z Champions “Less Prisons, More Schools” On Stage In California”

  1. ProtectCA September 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Thanks for showing both sides of the issue. Prop 47 will make it much harder to stop crime. Under Prop 47, it would no longer be a felony to steal most handguns. It will no longer be a felony to possess date rape drugs. Snatching your purse or phone right out of your hand will be considered “petty theft” — equivalent to stealing a candy bar.

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