On Nov. 6, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Meek Mill, whose legal name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, to 2 - 4 years in state prison for probation violations on a almost a 10-year-old gun charge. "If you can do this to a successful artist like Meek Mill, you can do this to many around the country", said Sharpton.
"I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court", she said to Mill during sentencing, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The state Superior Court issued the order Tuesday as it rejected a request from the rapper's lawyers that it grant him bail, leaving that to the sentencing judge to decide. In August, he was arrested in New York City and charged with reckless endangerment after posting video on social media of him riding a dirt bike without a helmet. Meek Mill is behind bars at the Chester State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania. Neither the prosecutor nor parole officer in Mill's case asked for jail time.
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The higher court refused to release Meek, but then schooled Judge Brinkley, saying she needed to get off the stick and give Meek his day in court "without further delay".
While in prison, Mill, 30, has also spoken with free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said the rapper is "humbled by the support the people have shown him". While Meek's sentence has sparked public outrage, Shaprton claims Meek was in high spirits during their meeting.
Meek Mill is about to get a bail hearing. and the judge in his case has been ordered to do it STAT.