Meek Mill Gets Conviction Overturned in 2008 Drug and Gun Case

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Meek Mill can’t stop winning after finally getting his conviction overturned in his 2008 case that put him on probation for more than 10 years, landing him in jail for 5 months in 2017.

Three judges all decided to grant Meek Mill a new trial in his 2008 drug and gun case, which put the rapper on probation for 10 years.

In 2017, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Meek to prison for minor violation, which ended up putting the rapper in prison for 5 months before his lawyers were able to secure his release. He’s been fighting the same judge since his release in an attempt to have her removed from his case. However, until now, he had been unsuccessful, as she refused to remove herself from the case.

His lawyers had been arguing that Judge Brinkley was obsessed with him. “She’s enamored with him,” his lawyer Joe Tacopina previously said about the judge. She shockingly asked the rapper to give him a shoutout on one of his tracks in a closed-door meeting about his case.

Not only was the judge on Meek’s case highly suspect, the one and only prosecutorial witness is a cop who is now on a do-not-call list due to credibility issues, which makes it highly unlikely prosecutors would call him during a retrial. Prosecutors may choose to not retry the case based on the flimsy evidence left 10 years after the shoddy case went to trial.

Meek Mill has had global support since being incarcerated, including from politicians and other industry names, including JAY-Z, who said of his situation at the time, “what’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day … A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew.” 

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