(AllHipHop News) Much of the world focused on Baltimore, Maryland after protest and unrest engulfed the city following the still unexplained death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. The Gray case, along with incidents of unarmed citizens like Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Walter Scott being killed by police, has shined a spotlight on the issue of police brutality and use of excess force.
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill did not lose his life at the hands of a police officer, but he does claim he was abused by cops in the past. Meek wrote about the experience on Instagram:
Lips swollen …. Stitches in both swollen eyes! One of my braids ripped out! I weighed about 130 at the time And I was found guilty of assaulting cops! It’s clear 2 see I was punched and stomped by a few cops! If I wasn’t blessed the way I am I still would have hatred in my heart towards cops but I forgave bcuz I know all cops ain’t the same! 2 “black cops” got on the stand and lied and cried about how I chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them! I caught that case at 18 and was stripped of my freedom and taken away from my family 4 times for the same case and still on probation.. 1 step away from jail if I make one mistake! I can’t blame my judge because the law labels cops as “expert witnesses” and it was cops against a black kid and she’s suppose to believe a cops testimony first!! I never got a chance to speak to my judge about this from young man to woman and I hope she sees this to help other young men that won’t b able to make it thru what I made it thru! After I caught the case I had no choice to hustle in the streets to get a good lawyer aka a good liar to help me get my freedom!