Supporters of Meek Mill are reaching out to the Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf to step in on the recent matter of the harsh sentencing plagued on Meek Mill by Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley. A petition started on Tuesday (Nov. 8th), collecting a near 110,000 signatures in 24 hours, felt it was necessary to “reevaluate the charges” against the influential Philly MC.
The Philadelphia community recognizes Meek Mill’s grand impact and sees the MC “more than just a rapper.” “Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living,” the petition expresses.
Judge Brinkley reportedly recounted a failed drug test and unwarranted travel hailed from a 2008 gun and drug case, which placed ground for the harsh two to four-year sentencing. A mind-boggling fact about the case attests how prosecutors suggested the rapper not be imprisoned along with recommendations from his probation officer and the district attorney.
Amidst the other conditions of this matter, Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina recently revealed the personal vendetta behind Brinkley’s harsh decision, which stems from a song request she posed on Meek, which he ultimately dismissed.
The petition serves a goal “to show the amount of people who believe that the punishment was harsh and that him being imprisoned will be a disservice to the youth and community at large.” The petition also stresses Meek Mill’s effort to “change his image while still remaining true to his artistry.”
Celebrities ranging from Jay-Z to Kevin Hart along with fans of Meek have voiced their concerns about the blatant injustice via social media. If you believe Judge Brinkley’s decision to sentence Meek Mill to two to four years in state prison was harsh and unjust, show your support and sign the change.org petition, found here.