Jay Z Says Compassion is Key to Relationship between Police and Black Community

By Radio.com Staff

Jay Z feels compassion is at the center of combating the divide between police and the black community.

Related: Jay Z Releases Song about Police Brutality After Recent Shootings

“When you have compassion for what someone goes through — we’re all looking for a short embrace at time,” Jay told a CNN reporter (via XXL). “Judgement is the enemy of compassion. When you are able to identify that…we’re all not perfect, we may make mistakes. All of us, every single one of us. When you have compassion for what someone’s going through and their plight, my personal belief, having the camera on someone creates more distrust. When we have an exchange and it has to be recorded, something’s wrong there, something’s broken. A camera can’t fix a relationship between a person that’s hired to protect and serve a society. There has to be a relationship. There has to be respect on both sides.”

Hova was promoting his new Kalief Browder mini series. Browder was a teen from the Bronx who ended up committing suicide while incarcerated at Rikers Island.



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