Wins & Losses
Rumors that Meek Mill would be out of prison earlier than expected waved through the internet, but the claims haven’t come to fruition just yet. The rapper is preparing for a possible retrial though.
The Philly artist chatted with CNN’s Don Lemon, sharing his thoughts on his case so far. This, of course, comes after District Attorney Larry Krasner said Meek’s current sentence should be tossed all together and that the rapper should be given an entirely new trail.
Meek Mill, who has been locked up in Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Corrections for about five months now, reiterated claims that Judge Genece Brinkley — the judge who handed out the controversial sentence and oversaw Meek’s original 2008 case — is not being just nor fair. When Lemon asked how Meek thought Brinkley’s rule would go, Meek answered, “I don’t think she gon do anything in my favor, personally. I never had anything done in my favor in that court room. My hopes are always down when it came to that courtroom.”
He went on to summarize his situation, stating that he was falsely accused of a crime that could not have possibly happened.
“I was found guilty of pointing a gun at two cops at one time. I thought she would have ruled in my favor when she seen my face on that mug shot. My face was beat in,” Meek said over the phone.
“I didn’t commit the crime. I didn’t point a gun at two officers. I think if you did a poll at CNN and ask if a black male would point a gun at two officers in the middle of a full blown raid, I think the poll would be like 98% saying no. I think everybody know that. With all these young men getting killed for reaching for their cell phones…
“I happen to make it from the ghetto and be on the road to success… That was lucky enough. Do you think I’m lucky enough to point a gun at two officers without a shot being fired at me? That’s like almost impossible.”
Conversations with Mom
Meek made a point to include the numerous people in similar situations to his own, adding that “a lot of people” are incarcerated over “technical violations.” “And they lose they job and they lose they family” over “small mistakes,” he said.
Kathy Williams, Meek’s mother, wrote an open letter “on behalf of every mother whose son suffers the cruelty of unjust punishment.” Addressed to “Lady Justice,” Williams shamed the justice system for allowing “corruption at the highest levels” and implored it to do better.
“Today feels heavier because, now that the truth has finally been revealed, for some reason Lady Justice you are not weighing in. Where are you? The District Attorney and Governor Wolf had the courage to say let my son out of prison due to this injustice,” Williams wrote. “You’ve taken his innocence and abused his pride. He’s suffered loss of family and freedom. No human being should know his truths and be accosted by lies and false judgment under your shelter.”
After thanking “God for the humbling moments,” she revealed that during conversations with her famous son, he told her he plans to put forth effort to help those failed by the justice system like him.
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