Meek Mill demands judge be removed from case

Calvin Saunders
November 15, 2017

Fans and celebrities gathered in Philadelphia Monday to support Meek Mill and demand criminal justice reform after the rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation.

Lawyers for jailed rapper Meek Mill asked the judge who sent him there to take herself off the case Tuesday, court records show.

"(Meek's) frustrated, really frustrated and knows he's being treated different than anyone else", Tacopina told CNN in an interview last week.

Tacopina pointed out that both the prosecutor and Mill's probation officer did not recommend prison time for Mill.

Tacopina went on to criticize Brinkley for extending Mill's initial five-year probation sentence following various violations.

Carmen Perez: The biggest incongruities of this case is that this young man who has worked so hard on behalf of his community, getting clean and contributing back - has had so-called "probation offenses" dogging him for more than 10 years.

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Democratic state Representative Jordan Harris of South Philadelphia says the Meek Mill sentencing is systematic of a larger criminal justice issue. "I want y'all to understand that if it take Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gonna use Meek Mill to draw this attention that is gonna speak for so many others", said the Maybach Music Group label boss. Brinkley did not respond to questions about the case and Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina said, "That is something that I absolutely do not have the ability to comment on".

A source told the Post, "The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships".

Sources from the site say the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the Meek proceedings for a while now, and they're looking into Judge Brinkley's possible missuse of power.

As we told you, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly investigating whether Judge Genece Brinkley has a connection to Mack and whether she tried to steer Meek's business Mack's way. "There is no conspiracy, Meek is an old friend of 30-plus years".

"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", he tweeted.

What Meek's camp and the hip-hop community are hoping for is that the judge is removed from the case and justice can be served.

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