Just one day after the #Justice4MeekMill rally took over the streets of Philadelphia, it's been revealed that Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced the rapper to 2-4 years in prison for probation violations, is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, according to Page Six. This criminal (in) justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space-the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline.
'In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams (Meek Mill), I felt the need to create a petition to re-evaluate the charges, his impact in the community, and the subsequent sentencing, ' the petition reads.
The judge, Genece Brinkley, caught the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation when it was alleged that Brinkley made some "extortionate demands" and has "potential relationships" within the Philly music circuit, according to the New York Post's Page Six. He's 30 now, he's been on probation for 11 years.
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"I've spent more time talking to you than I ever talked to the judge", the site reports of his statement.
The lawyer's claim aligns with what Meek's previous attorney told the judge in 2014.
Brinkley's reported biases involved with her judicial discretion in sentencing the Dreamchasers leader was thrust to the forefront amid the public and Meek's fellow hip-hop counterparts outrage about her decision. A source told the Post, "The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships". Undercover agents have been in the courtroom and followed Mill's case ever since April of past year.