The Philadelphia rapper was recently sentenced to two to four years in prison by Judge Genece Brinkley for violating his probation for charges relating to a 2008 drug and gun conviction. He has formally filed an appeal to his most recent sentence, also requesting “the recusal of Judge Brinkley from considering and ruling on that motion and from any further adjudicatory role in this case,” according to recent court documents.
This complaint claims that the judge sentenced Meek Mill against the recommendation of his probation officer at his recent appearance in court November 6. The report also cites alleged examples of Judge Brinkley bringing personal opinion into her ruling. “Judge Brinkley has repeatedly offered inappropriate personal and professional advice to the defendant,” Mill’s attorney stated.
On Monday night, a rally was organized in support of the rapper, with a call-to-action stating: “Our criminal justice system has failed Meek Mill and millions of others like him. We stand for justice.” It was previously reported on Tuesday that the FBI are investigating Judge Brinkley and her role in the parole case.
In addition to Meek’s local community, his rap peers such as JAY-Z and Rick Ross have also spoken out against Judge Brinkley’s ruling.
Stay tuned to see how this story develops.
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