Jay-Z’s social injustice department, Team Roc, scored a legal victory in the case against a sixth grader who refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. They recently announced that Jabari Talbot’s case had been dismissed.
To review, Talbot refused to recite the pledge of allegiance last month. He said, “The flag was racist and the national anthem was offensive to Black people.” The school resource officer later arrested the middle schooler for being disruptive and not abiding by the commands.
After news spread of the unlawful arrest, Team Roc enlisted attorney, Alex Spiro, to help out. He’s also the one who helped 21 Savage with his ICE arrest.
“Jabari is a courageous and intelligent young man who deserves all the credit for standing up for his beliefs,” attorney Spiro said in statement. “He should’ve never been arrested or entangled in this situation—his freedom of speech rights were clearly protected under the First Amendment.”