In another bizarre development in Meek Mill’s well-publicized legal battles, a huge glimmer of hope for Mill and the masses rooting for him was reported earlier this afternoon (Nov. 17), and later refuted and clarified this evening.
According to several reports, it had gone on public dockets that Meek was granted a bail hearing scheduled for November 27 and that he would be back in front of Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who is currently under federal investigation for alleged criminal conduct in presiding over Meek’s case. It was Brinkley who sentenced Meek to two to four years for probation violation nearly a couple of weeks ago.
This evening, the courts clarified that no bail hearing is happening, at least not at this time, and the scheduling was just a clerical error. Another frustrating turn for #TeamMeekMill.
Also earlier today, a column that JAY-Z penned for the New York Times was published. Jay gave his take on the situation, saying “what’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entrails and harasses hundreds of thousands of Black people everyday.”
Earlier this week, a rally to free Meek and to bring attention to the very sentiments Hov expressed happened in Philadelphia. Hundreds of fans came out, as did Macklemore, PnB Rock, Freeway, members of the Philadelphia Eagles and ’76ers, as well as Rick Ross.
“We here for one reason you dig?” Ross said, as he walked from the rally. “It’s bigger than one person. But if we gon’ use Meek, let’s use Meek. This is a travesty; we know what’s going on. You, know, the sentencing is personal. Let’s stay positive, though. Let’s bring lil bro home. Let’s make it happen. It’s a lot of love in the streets and I wanna see the city use Meek for what he’s really for. Let’s not put him away for two to four years. Let’s give him an opportunity to do something for these kids. That’s what’s it’s about.”
Ross has been contact with Meek since he was sentenced and said the rapper his remaining positive.
“Meek Mill is a soldier. It’s all about us doing what we supposed to do and that’s holding him down. That’s why we out here.”