Philadelphia DA wants Meek Mill conviction thrown out

Lula Sharp
April 17, 2018

The notoriously biased judge, Genece E. Brinkley, would have to agree with the defense's decision and the prosecution's admission that this might be best, in order to move forward with a retrial.

Meek Mill's recent re-incarceration stemmed from a 2008 arrest which is now facing serious questions related to allegations that the Philly cop who arrested Meek may not have been credible.

Philadelphia's District Attorney Office announced Monday that it supported granting rapper Mill a new trial, as a small crowd of supporters gathered in the rain outside of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia cheered.

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Shortly after Brinkley sentenced Meek to prison, the rapper's legal team requested her recusal. Mill was first placed on probation after he was convicted on drug and gun charges in 2009 and sentenced to an eight-month sentence according to the Washington Post. He received a two-to-four year sentence after a pair of arrests while he was on probation last year - one for fighting at a St. Louis airport, and the other for doing wheelies on a dirt bike without a helmet on.

Meek's supporters outside the courthouse erupted in joy at news of the D.A.'s request. thinking he'd be released. "Now the fact that he's in jail is even more egregious", he said.

But many who advocate for Mill's release say they're protesting for something bigger than just his case-for the reform of a justice system that allows young Black men to become incarcerated for long periods of time-keeping them separated from their families-for non-violent charges, such as possession of marijuana. DA also stated in open court that the prior DA was aware that Officer Graham was untrustworthy as far back as 2005, which was never disclosed to Meek's defense team. In light of these significant developments, we are stunned that Judge Brinkley continues to adhere to her view that Meek is not entitled to immediate release on bail.

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