A Philadelphia judge is declining to release rapper Meek Mill from jail, saying the rapper is “a threat to the society.”
Judge Genece Brinkley denied Robert Rihmeek Williams, known professionally as Meek Mill’s offered for bail in a decision made open Monday.
A month ago, Brinkley condemned Meek Mill to a two-to four-year prison term for disregarding his probation for a 2008 drug and weapon possession conviction.
Meek Mill was in Brinkley’s court after the rapper was captured in Inwood and accused of popping wheelies on a soil bicycle and in addition a capture in St. Louis for a quarrel with two air terminal workers.
The charges in both cases were dropped.
Brinkley further claimed that the 30 years old rapper was a “danger to himself due to his continuous drug use.”
Prosecutors and post-trial agents weren’t requesting Brinkley to bolt up Mill.
Brinkley’s jail sentence has activated anger among Meek Mill’s supporters — including the Rev. Al Sharpton and JAY-Z — saying Mill exemplified the manhandle and exceed that has sent many to imprison on minor infringement similarly as they were attempting to recover their lives on track after a jail spell.
The 30-year-old rapper, whose name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, plans to appeal the bail ruling and “wrongful” sentence at the heart of the controversy, his lawyer says.
“We are very disappointed with Judge Brinkley’s decision to deny Mr. Williams bail, which continues her long pattern of unfair treatment of him,” lawyer Joe Tacopina said.
“As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail – a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose.”
Tacopina and Sharpton visited Mill at a Chester, Pa. prison last week.
“If you can do this to a successful artist like Meek Mill, you can do this to many around this country,” Sharpton said at the time.