It looks like the countless calls for the justice system of Pennsylvania to “Free Meek” have been working. The Supreme Court of PA has ruled to overruled the controversial Judge Genece Brinkley’s decision to lock Philly emcee Meek Mill up on parole violations a few months ago.
Last week, Brinkley denied Meek bail after prosecutors asked that she throw out the conviction completely. Instead, she set a hearing for 60 days later, a move that many took issue with, including the Supreme Court, apparently. According to TMZ:
The justices released Meek with no bail, pending a hearing in about 60 days to possibly dismiss the conviction. One remarkable thing, which is a clear diss to Judge Brinkley … the justices refused to boot Judge Brinkley from the case, but said she “may opt to remove herself from presiding over this matter.”
“I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time,” said a relieved Meek Mill. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.”
He added, “To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”