Rally protesting Meek Mill's prison sentence to be held Monday


Meek Mill was arrested twice this year, once for his involvement in a fight and the other for reckless endangerment after riding his dirt bike without a helmet. I would hate to him incarcerated for these violations.

Colin Kaepernick who was declared GQ Magazines' "Citizen of the Year", on Monday, took to social media to speak out in support to rapper Meek Mill who was sentenced to two-to-four years in prison for violating parole. "I truly believe that such a sentence would destroy his future".

"I'm here to support my brother Meek Mill", Ross told the crowd gathered tonight outside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center.

"Our criminal justice system has failed Meek Mill and millions of others like him".

Rubin's letter comes as fans of the rapper planned to rally in support of Mill on Monday in Philadelphia, the rapper's hometown. "We stand for justice", read a poster for the rally tweeted by the Roots' Tariq Trotter, also known as Black Thought.

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In handing down what Tacopina called a "ridiculous" sentence Brinkely went against the recommendations of the district attorney and Meek's probation officer, both of whom requested no jail time.

A petition calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to pardon the musician, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, has also garnered more than 300,000 signatures, although authorities insist Wolf does not have the power to interfere in the case.

Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin also wrote a letter to Judge Genece E. Brinkley prior to sentencing asking for leniency, according to DeAntae Prince of Sports Illustrated.

Those rallying say Judge Brinkley showed "extreme bias" during the rapper's case.