Meek Mill Getting New Trial, Says Philadelphia District Attorney

Meek Mill Made in America Festival Victoria Ford

Meek's ultimate fate still rests with Judge Genece Brinkley-the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to serve 2-4 years in prison for probation violation in November 2017. "I am a political prisoner", said a frustrated and angry Meek last week. Instead, she scheduled a hearing for June, refusing to hear Meek's lawyers arguments that the rapper should be released on bail.

Mill's case has drawn plenty of media attention and the advocacy of multiple celebrities on Mill's behalf - a #FreeMeekMill campaign has had high-profile adherents since his incarceration, including 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin- who has become close with Mill.

On Monday, April 16, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office stated in courtroom that it wants a new trail for the "All Eyes On You" rapper. Mill was first placed on probation after he was convicted on drug and gun charges in 2009 and sentenced to an eight-month sentence according to the Washington Post. Mill, 30, has been in prison since November for a parole violation, on charges that stem from 2008.

The admission was made by Assistant District Attorney Liam Riley during a status hearing.

More news: Glg LLC Raised Apple INC (AAPL) Holding by $9.48 Million

Meek's supporters outside the courthouse erupted in joy at news of the D.A.'s request. thinking he'd be released. With a judge sentencing him to prison, despite the reported fact that neither the prosecutors nor Meek's probation officer recommended such punishment at the time, and evidence suggesting the arresting officer lied to get a conviction, the entire case seems rooted in injustice and stubbornness. The team previously revealed its intentions to file for Mill's release with the state supreme court.

In a written statement sent to HipHopDX, Tacopina provided some further insight into today's proceedings.

The DA's office decision is a positive move in the right direction, but his fate still rests in the hands of Brinkley-who many fear has a conflict of interest informing her handling of Mill's case.

Related News:



Most liked

Pacquiao Claims No Decision Made On Freddie Roach
And he insists the show will be Malaysia's biggest since Ali fought Joe Bugner, in Kuala Lumpur, back in 1975. He now holds a record of 59 wins off 38 knockouts and a seven-loss slate.

'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Dead at 65
Charles, at the time, was producing Cheers and asked Anderson to guest-star on the show as con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes. Producer Judd Apatow wrote about being 15 and interviewing the star Anderson.

Missing Indian family in the US: One body found
A family of four is missing in California , and authorities fear they may have driven into the Eel River while on a road trip. Authorities, who originally had said the body was a child's, anticipate that an autopsy will be performed early next week.

Jammu and Kashmir: Army soldier may have joined Hizbul Mujahideen, say reports
It may be mentioned here that police confirmation came after Mir's picture wielding an AK-47 rifle went viral on social media. The text slapped on the photo of Mir, also known as Chota Abrar, says he joined the home-grown militant outfit on April 15.

Falke Is Coming To Street Fighter 5 This Month
Like Ed, some of Falke's special moves only require either two punch or two kick buttons - no special inputs required. This move can then be cancelled by a "variety of normal moves and can also be used to absorb projectiles".

China approves imports from 3 Irish beef processors - Irish broadcaster
The average beef consumption per capita every year is 4kg, compared to the average Irish consumption of 19kg per person. Our exports to China were worth nearly a billion Euro a year ago - even with the beef ban in place.

Arsene Wenger Rips Premier League Over VAR Decision
Petr Cech has warned Arsenal they need to win all their remaining games if they are to climb into the Premier League's top five.

Parents of Alfie Evans Launch Fresh Legal Challenge to Keep Son Alive
High Court ruled that he should be taken off life support by April 13. 20-month-old Alfie Evans has constant seizures. Alfie's parents made one last legal attempt to wrest control over the treatment of their son at the Court of Appeal.

Donkey Kong king Billy Mitchell says he didn't cheat
Now, Mitchell has chose to respond to the investigation and seems content on proving that he did not cheat. The filmed followed Kong player Steve Wiebe's attempt to beat Mitchell's record on Donkey Kong .

West Brom had the best reaction to today's game on social media
After sacking Alan Pardew at the start of the month, Darren Moore has been handed the West Brom until the end of the season. I wouldn't be happy if someone says that I won the title because somebody loses a match.

FBN--49ers-Foster, 2nd Ld-Writethru,304
In a statement, the 49ers organizations said: "We will continue to follow this serious matter". He also faces a misdemeanor charge for possession of a large-capacity weapon magazine.

Budget Airline Allegiant Calls Out Critical '60 Minutes' Report
On its social media feed, Allegiant answered those who tweeted they were anxious by asking them to send a private message. He said the FAA is being "a safety partner" to the airlines, and "it is working".

Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $683.99 Million
Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Moreover, Paloma Prtn Mgmt has 0.04% invested in Domino's Pizza , Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) for 439,947 shares.

Eminem performed with 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and more at Coachella 2018
Dre joined Eminem for "Still D.R.E.", his Snoop Dogg collab "Nothin' But a G Thang", 2Pac's "California Love", and "Forgot About Dre".

Narine takes 100th IPL wicket in emphatic KKR win
Although Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell tried to restart the run chase, it was becoming too late for the visitors. A listless batting display by Gautam Gambhir and Co means that they have lost third match of the IPL 2018 .