Dirt Bikers Ride Through Philadelphia In Snipes Spot Featuring Meek Mill

Meek MillMany rappers in the hip-hop community are not supportive of 6ix9ine cooperating with the federal government, including Meek Mill The Philadelphia rapper jumped on his Twitter account today to offer some advice to anyone seeking clout on social media. Since his original jail term ended, Mill has been incarcerated for 10 more months and on house arrest for 90 days.Traveling without permission (he was performing in a concert), being involved in an altercation at an airport or even popping a wheelie on a motorbike have all worked to trigger the criminal justice system like some hunter’s trap, yanking Mill back into the courtroom and, at times, behind bars.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings that sent the entertainer back to prison in 2017 for five months, and, in a rare move, pulled her off the case.

Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, will not serve any additional prison time and will no longer be on probation, said his lawyer, Joe Tacopina, in an interview.

This is why Meek Mill’s next act promises to be so interesting—because, like Nixon going to China, he has the street cred to change behavior rather than perpetuate it. He and Rubin are to be lauded for seeking to emancipate one million people from the parole and probation system, but just getting guys out of prison isn’t real change. Providing opportunity to them, however, is. Maybe Mill starts telling the stories of those he met on the inside, creating a groundswell of empathy. Or maybe he and Rubin hire and train returning citizens to be entrepreneurs. Or maybe his rhymes are constructed to give inner-city kids something hopeful to say yes to, instead of just more gun-waving and acting out.

This petition is designed to show the amount of people who believe that Meek’s punishment was harsh and unjust. It is a waste of not only taxpayer resources to incarcerate Meek for 2-4 years but it is also a disservice to the youth and community at large.

This intimate documentary series follows Meek Mill’s transformation from chart-topping rapper to face of the battle for justice reform. Meek’s 2017 arrest for probation violations sparked outrage beyond his native Philadelphia. As he, his family, and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the FREE MEEK movement. Meek alleges he was wrongfully convicted at age 19, and a re-investigation of his case explores allegations of dirty cops, planted evidence, and systemic corruption within a broken judicial system. While Meek’s battle with the criminal justice system intensifies, he becomes a voice for reform nationwide.

Meek Mill is the latest superstar export from America – he has collaborated with Mariah Carey, Drake, Mac Miller and Trey Songz, and is signed to MMG Music, a record label owned by Rick Ross. His US tour sold out in under a week, with his debut mixtape Dreamchasers being downloaded over 3.2 million times to date. He has had over 21 million hits on his YouTube channel.

Robert Rihmeek Williams (born May 6, 1987), better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American rapper and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was briefly signed to Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle , owned by record executive and American rapper T.I. In 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle, Mill signed a record deal with fellow American rapper Rick Ross ‘ Miami-based Maybach Music Group After several self-released mixtapes, he released his debut studio album, Dreams And Nightmares , in 2012. His second album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, was released in 2015. DWMTN became Mill’s first album to debut at number-one on the Billboard 200.

The sole witness in the first trial was a now discredited drugs squad officer who is no longer with the Philadelphia force. He was sentenced in 2009 to between 11 and 23 months in county prison, but was released on parole after five months and given a 10-year probation.

Wearing a Hawaiian shirt and walking out of Center City’s Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice to the “Rocky” theme song, Mill declared “Meek freed.” For the first time in 12 years, he does not have to return to court.

Born into the slums of late 1980s Philadelphia, Meek’s youth coincided with the height of the American crack epidemic as well as the Reagan administration’s roll-out of unbending sentences for drug offences. At the same time, Meek’s Pennsylvanian location was suffering from widespread post-industrial unemployment which, coupled with the aforementioned drug problem, is described by one of the documentary’s talking heads as decimating the community. It left the young Meek growing up amidst a soaring crime rate — privy to regular murders and with drug dealers as the most likely male role models.

This comes on the heels of Meek helping city officials in North Philly with the unveiling of a renovated basketball court in East Fairmount Park, where Meek grew up, on Saturday, Aug. 17. He helped fund the project with the assistance of several different organizations, including PUMA, Roc Nation, and the Philadelphia Parks & Rec Department.

Following the plea agreement, Mill spoke to a large group of supporters outside the Criminal Justice Center. Free and clear of the criminal justice system, Mill says he’ll focus on reform.

One of Amazon’s successes in choosing to produce a docuseries on Meek’s decade-long schlep through the courts is in highlighting the flaws in the US probation system. With over four million Americans on parole or probation, the perceived injustices incumbent in these arrangements have even lead to a pressure group being set up to advocate for change. It is one backed by the likes of Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Jay-Z and Meek himself.

Meek Mill, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was briefly signed to T.I.’s label Grand Hustle Records and in February 2011 signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.

Meek also signed a recent business deal with Roc Nation to launch his own label, Dream Chasers. Furthermore, the prison reform advocate also just became co-owner of Lids Sports Apparel, the largest North American hat retailer.

The court is in East Fairmount Park where Meek grew up in North Philadelphia and is painted blue, donning the rapper’s Dream Chaser’s logo and inspirational quotes throughout the sidelines. Kids and adults showed out to the unveiling as the community came together for the event.

The group’s “mission” is to “dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system, starting with probation and parole”.

Followers of the Serial podcast series, particularly those that engaged with season three, will know that narrator Sarah Koenig describes in depth the racial injustices which are geared into the US justice system. Meek’s own experience of incarceration, the courts, and probation is, according to Solotaroff, similar to the experience of many millions of others across the US.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court removed Brinkley from the case as it granted Williams a new trial. Krasner’s office then had to decide whether to retry him or try to negotiate a plea, perhaps to misdemeanor charges. In his testimony at trial, Williams admitted having a gun but denied that he pointed it at police or was selling drugs at the time.

More than six million people can currently count themselves as part of the “correctional population” of the USA – which includes people in prisons and local jails, but is mostly made up of the more than four million people on probation or parole, according to Bureau of Justice statistics.

Meek Mill, who spent time in prison and on probation after he was convicted on drug and gun charges in 2008, will face no other penalties as part of his plea agreement with prosecutors, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing a court hearing.

The list of actions that count as probation violations is long: failure to pay fines, missed or late arrival to a probation meeting, failed urine test, unemployment, travel out of state, jaywalking, missed court appearances, missed classes (like Meek’s court-ordered etiquette” course), speeding, graffiti, writing a bad check, and other minor offenses. In neighborhoods where police regulate daily life, police encounters are very common and represent a fast track to violations, and thus to incarceration.

Philadelphia rapper Robert Williams, who performs as Meek Mill, broke out in 2012, after he signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and released his first solo album, Dreams and Nightmares. The album, which followed a string of increasingly popular mixtapes and singles he’d been unleashing since 2006, hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and solidified his standing as one of the top young guns on the MMG roster. Meek – who was raised by his mother after age five, when his father was shot to death, also got himself on the rap mogul track by creating his own record label, Dream Chasers Records, which by 2013 had released mixtapes by rappers including Loui V. Gutta, Jahlil Beats, and the late Lil Snupe. Meanwhile, Meek is no stranger to stages, touring regularly on his own and appearing at concerts with labelmates Rick Ross and Wale. Fans with tickets can expect Meek to create a party atmosphere while generously sharing his stage with guests artists.

The sole witness against Meek Mill at his 2008 trial was a discredited Philadelphia narcotics squad officer who is no longer with the city’s police force.

According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania opinion, the officer, Reginald Graham, allegedly engaged in criminal conduct. He has since resigned from the department.

Meek was convicted in 2007 of drug and gun possession as a teenager. Years later, the circumstances of the conviction were found to be highly suspect However, he remained on probation for the original crimes, beginning a painful, decade-plus-long journey of countless probation hearings and numerous trips to prison. To recap: Meek’s defense team requested that the case be reassigned because the original judge, Genece Brinkley, ” exhibited enormous bias” Brinkley declined, leading Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to step in, filing an appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court in May asking for a new trial with a new judge. Free Meek captures it all, showing the nearly absolute power the system can have over an innocent person—and how much it takes to break free of it.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings that sent the entertainer back to prison in 2017 for five months, and, in a rare move, pulled her off the case.

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