JAY-Z’s Team Roc Raises $1 million to Investigate Wrongful Convictions


Roughly a month after filing a lawsuit against police in Kansas City, Kansas, Team Roc has helped to raise $1 million toward the investigation of wrongful convictions in the area. According to The Kansas City Star, the social justice sector of Roc Nation recruited donors, who made the contribution to the Midwest Innocence Project in Wyandotte County — an organization that aims to “educate about, advocate for, obtain and support the exoneration and release of wrongfully convicted people in the Midwest,” per the site. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County is behind numerous wrongful convictions, including that of Lamonte McIntyre, who served over two decades in prison despite his innocence in a double-murder case. Roughly 40 of them have already sought assistance through the application.


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