Meek Mill Is Behind Bars But His Fans Are Standing Behind Him
Posted on Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:00:01 AM in POP NEWS by Chandra Meadows
Meek Mill has received a lot of Ls, but this just may be his biggest one yet.
The 30-year-old Philly rapper has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation in a 2008 guns and drugs case.
According to reports, the district attorney and Mill’s probation officer didn’t think it was necessary to give Mill’s prison time. However, it was Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley who felt it was suitable. Brinkley was also the one to give Mill his 10-year probation to begin with.
News of Meek Mill incarceration has the hip hop community up in arms. Many have decided to stand with Meek Mill and a petition with over 250,000 signatures has been created to get Tom Wolf, the governor of Pennsylvania, to revisit the ruling.
Many are using this time to call out the justice system itself. People of color being given harsher sentences for lesser crimes isn’t anything new. While many may say the system is “broken”, it’s actually doing what it was created to do. It has always done what it was created to do and most of the time, it is "minorities" who seem to get the injustice end of it all.
Fans and celebrities have come together to “stand for Meek”.
Meek’s Attorney, Joe Tacopina, is planning to”file a motion for Judge Brinkley to be removed from the case.”
This story is still developing.