With all the posting and re-posting via social media, the outcries from friends, celebrities and fans, even a rally that took place Monday, November 13th in Philadelphia, it looks like there may be some justice for Rapper Meek Mill after all.
As you may know the rapper was arrested for popping wheelies and breaking up a fight, in result of violating his probation, he’s now facing up to 2-4 years in prison. But in recent news, the Philly emcee may not be the only one on trial. Judge Genece Brinkley, who is responsible for his sentencing has caught the attention of Federal Investigators. Allegedly, Judge Brinkley is connected to “extortionate demands” and “potential relationships” within the Philly music circuit. According to Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina,
Brinkley showed bias towards the rapper when she sentenced him to two to four years for violating the terms of his probation. She acted inappropriately by repeatedly asking the rapper to drop his current management Roc Nation, and sign with Philly music figure, Charlie Mack; whom Meek worked with earlier in his career. Back in 2013, Brinkley privately requested that Meek remake Boyz II Men (who is managed by Mack) ‘On One Bended knee’, and give her a shout out.
TMZ reports Mack had previously told Meek how he knows the judge and he could help him with his case. Mack insists that he does not know Judge Brinkley. “I’ve spent more time talking to you than I ever talked to the judge,” Mack pleaded. “There is no conspiracy. Meek is an old friend of 30 plus years.”
Brinkley went against the recommendations of the district attorney and Meek’s probation officer who requested no jail time. With his freedom on the line we hope and pray that justice is served, not only for Meek Mill but for everybody that has been a victim of the legal system.