Pressure On Meek Mill's Judge As Governor Proclaims Support For Rapper
(AllHipHop News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has thrown Meek Mill a lifeline as he fights for his freedom after revealing he supports a campaign to release the jailed rapper.
Judge Genece E. Brinkley sentenced the "Ima Boss" hitmaker, who previously dated Nicki Minaj, to two to four years behind bars in November.
Meek, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced for his involvement in a fight at a St. Louis, Missouri airport and for reckless driving in New York.
The judge ruled both violated his probation in connection to a 2008 firearms offense.
As the rap star's lawyers continue to fight for his freedom, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner recently stated he would be "unopposed" to Mill's release, and now Wolf has given the idea his blessing, stating: "I support D.A. Larry Krasner’s position in the case of Robert Williams (Meek Mill).
"Our criminal justice system is in need of repair. That's why my admin has made efforts to invest in programs that divert individuals from the system, improve public safety and promote fairness. But more needs to be done. I am calling on the PA General Assembly to pass the Justice Reinvestment II reforms to the criminal justice system, which help address issues from arrest, trial, sentencing, incarceration, to post-release."
Mill's lawyers have launched a bid to Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court to secure their client's bail and his legal representatives filed paperwork last week requesting his immediate release.