Attorney Says Boyz II Men Song Is Reason Meek Mills Just Got Very Unjust Prison Sentence
ILOSM fam,’ if you’re not familiar with rapper, Meek Mill, you’re probably familiar with very unjust stories like his that plague millions of African Americans in America. The 30-year-old rapper (born Robert Rihmeek William), stepped into the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Montgomery County, on Wednesday to start serving the harsh 2 to 4 year prison sentence a P.A. judge handed him on Monday (11-6-17).
In case y’all haven’t heard, the multiplatinum Roc Nation rapper was sentenced for so-called violating his parole stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case.
Ever since Meek has been out of prison, he’s managed to change his life and has done many things to help those within his community, through various charitable efforts.
His So-Called Probation Violation & Why Millions Are Angered
So how exactly did he violate his probation? He road his quad bike down a NY street. Yep, you read that right, a few months ago Meek, an avid motorbike rider, was seen on Instagram riding his bike in New York. The following day, while he was driving his car in NY, police pulled him over, stating that they’d seen an Instagram video of him riding his quad bike “around the streets of Upper Manhattan” the previous evening.
They then arrested him for it, citing “reckless endangerment.” Needless to say, the charges were dropped against Meek Mill, because that was a RIDICULOUS arrest anyway. HOWEVER, on Monday, THAT is the reason he was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison! That is also why millions of people are rightfully pissed off with the Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley’s harsh sentencing. According to People Magazine, ‘Judge Brinkley told Meek in court “[You are] just thumbing your nose at me.” … The judge continued, saying that once Mill was in prison, “I’ll be done with you.”’
Since his sentencing, many celebs who know Meek personally and have witnessed him change his life, spoke out in his defense, including Kevin Hart, Jay Z, T.I., Snoop Dogg, and many more.
What Does Boyz II Men’s Music Have To Do w/This? A Lot According To Atty
Now, Meek Mill’s powerhouse attorney, Joe Tacopina, is telling the real reason Judge Brinkley has a personal vendetta against him. It has something to do with Meek’s fellow Philadelphians, R&B group, Boyz II Men….SMH. Tacopina blasted Brinkley’s decision and exposed the judge in an interview with Billboard. See the excerpts below..
Atty. Tacopina:: It was an enormously grave mischaracter of justice. A really despicable version of what the justice system is supposed to be. […] Both the probation officer and the district attorney recommended no incarceration for these violations. No incarceration. But this judge excoriated both of them, challenged their credibility and overrode both law enforcement agencies recommendations and went from zero to two to four years, which shows that she clearly had a personal vendetta against this guy [Mill].
But when you look at all the other facts, like a judge crossing the line of professionalism and traditional conduct, [who] will make the request that Meek Mill re-record a famous Philadelphia pop band, Boyz II Men’s song “On Bended Knee,” where he concludes with a tribute to her and mentions her by name in the song. And he, of course, was laughing and thought it was a joke, she said, “I’m serious.” He refused to do that.
Judge Wanted Meek Mill To Sign w/Friend’s Label?
Tacopina: So, that, right there, was a totally an inappropriate request. When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation — which is one of the most important management companies in the world — and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she’s doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest.
What the HELL?!! Tacopina is an attorney and knows the ramifications of lying on an official, so he’s probably telling the truth about what Meek Mill experienced with the judge. If that is the case, Meek Mill’s sentencing needs to be thrown out. That is just FOUL!
System Statistically Proven To Work AGAINST Blacks
— NOISEY (@NoiseyMusic) November 8, 2017
It’s a statistically proven fact that Black people get, on average, triple the prison time for the same and/or oftentimes less harsher crimes as their White counterparts. It’s also evident that when Blacks are released from prison, after serving their time, the vague probation system is set up for them to easily slip and be returned to prison for something that otherwise would be harmless- such as riding a quad bike down a street. The thing is that America benefits from the free labor of Black prisoners (and other persons of color). America also benefits from the ability to keep African Americans out of society and away from their children. That way, the goal is that there will be a continued evolution of broken Black families, producing broken kids, with a higher possibility of following in the paths of their incarcerated parent’s footsteps. Slavery at it’s finest. FREE MEEK MILL!
Sign Petition To Free Meek Mill
You can to click here to sign the petition to free Meek Mill>> Change.org