District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

Esequiel Farfan
Abril 16, 2018

A hearing is scheduled Monday for Meek Mill as supporters of the Philadelphia-born rapper are expected to hold a rally.

During a status hearing on Monday, Philadelphia city attorney announced that Mill's conviction should be cleared and he should get a new trial, according to CBS Philly.

Last November, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to two to four years in state prison for probation violations on a almost 10-year-old gun charge. The sentence sparked backlash not only because many saw it as being too harsh but because the judge acted against the recommendations of the prosecution and Mill's probation officer.

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Meek Mill has been incarcerated since November.

However, it seems like that statement is the criminal justice equivalent of "thoughts and prayers", since a later statement clarified that the mayor isn't actually going to take any action or support the campaign for Mill to be released immediately.

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