FBI Investigating On The Judge
Just hours after a protest demanding that Meek Mill be freed took place in the streets of Philadelphia, Page Six is reporting that the Judge that sent Meek to jail for two to four years for parole violation is being investigated by the FBI.
Hundreds of ppl head to Philly to support Meek Mill pic.twitter.com/lVYjYVrZ37 — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) November 13, 2017
#Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith, Wendell Smallwood and Malcolm Jenkins are here at a rally for rapper Meek Mill. pic.twitter.com/3tSlJfkHS2 — Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) November 13, 2017
Whole crowd at the ” Free Meek Mill rally rapped “Dreams and Nightmares intro .” pic.twitter.com/3BIQobwI2x — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) November 13, 2017
Rick Ross in Philly protesting the sentencing of Meek Mill pic.twitter.com/v7EW7oAsVw — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) November 13, 2017
Judge Genece Brinkley’s sentencing came down despite prosecutors suggesting there be no jail time. Meek’s attorney has made serious allegations against Brinkley, saying that the she has a vendetta against his client.
Attorney Joe Tacopina claims Brinkley has been biased and has acted inappropriately. Tacopina has said that the judge requested Meek remake the Boyz II Men song “On Bended Knee” and shout her out on the track. Meek, thinking it was a joke, laughed it off but the judge allegedly replied, “OK, suit yourself.” It has also been alleged that Brinkley instructed Meek to leave Roc Nation and sign with a friend of hers.
This is why so many ppl are petitioning Meek Mill’s 2-4 year sentence… pic.twitter.com/BWjk4Gtqi4 — Demetria Obilor (@DemetriaObilor) November 12, 2017
Following Brinkley’s decision, fans, celebrities and others have taken to social media to voice their support for Meek. Many have said that the sentencing was particularly harsh while others took the opportunity to highlight the problems of the criminal justice system as a whole.
Sadly there are Black folks going through the same radicalized injustice(s) within the justice system that Meek Mill has experienced for over a decade EVERY SINGLE DAY. This requires more than just gradual reform in laws—It requires a swift overhaul. pic.twitter.com/Mt13BwnIvJ — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2017
News of the FBI allegedly getting involved seems like some much needed good news for Meek and a possible way out of jail.