New Petition Asks PA Governor to Reevaluate Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence

New Petition Asks PA Governor to Reevaluate Meek Mill's Prison Sentence
(FreshAsFrankie) A new petition on Change.org requests that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf reevaluate Meek Mill‘s recent prison sentence of 2-4 years for violating his probation.

The petition reads, “Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”

As of post time, the petition has reached over 91,000 signatures and hopes to get 150,000. You can sign the petition here.

Source: Change.org

Meek Mill’s Mugshot Released

Meek Mill's Mugshot Released
(FreshAsFrankie) Meek Mill‘s mugshot was released on Wednesday after he was checked into the Pennsylvania prison system. The Philly rapper was sentenced to 2-4 years after a judge ruled that he violated his probation twice. According to TMZ, the prison Meek will be serving his time at has not been released for security reasons, and it will not be made public until he’s arrived.

Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, claims that they will be appealing the judge’s decision, as Tacopina feels that Judge Genece Brinkley had a vendetta against the Philly rapper for not dropping Roc Nation and signing with her friend. Tacopina also claims that the judge was mad at Meek for not taking her advice and doing a remix of Boyz II Men‘s “On Bended Knee” and giving her a shoutout, which Meek initially thought was a joke.

Check out Meek’s mugshot up top.

Source: TMZ

Meek Mill’s Attorney Claims Judge Has A Vendetta Against His Client.

Meek Mill's Attorney Claims Judge Has A Vendetta Against His Client.
(FreshAsFrankie) One of Meek Mill’s attorneys, Joe Tacopina, says bias towards his client led to the prison sentence handed down by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Monday, November 6.

As we previously reported, Brinkley sentenced Meek to 2-4 years behind bars after ruling he violated his probation from a 2009 drug and gun case, by getting arrested twice earlier this year.

Joe Tacopina told TMZ that Brinkley has a vendetta against his client and went against the prosecutor’s recommendation of no prison time. He claims the two are from the same part of Philadelphia and know some of the same people.

Their alleged conflict may also stem from a Boys II Men song, of all things.

According to Tacopia, during a meeting in judges chambers last year, Brinkley told Meek he should do a remake of “On Bended Knee” and shout her out.

Meek responded by laughing because he thought she was joking.

“I’m not kidding,” she reportedly told him.

When the 30-year old rapper, born Robert Williams, refused Brinkley allegedly said “suit yourself.”

Tacopina says there is a clear pattern of bias against Meek and plans to appeal the prison sentence.

Meek Mill Sentenced To 2-4 Years In Prison For Violating His Probation

MEEK MILLLOOKING AT SERIOUS PRISON TIMEFor Violating Probation
(FreshAsFrankie) Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley, came down hard on Meek MillMonday, November 6, after determining he violated his probation by getting arrested twice earlier this year.

The 30-year old rapper, born Robert Williams, appeared before Brinkley in a Philadelphia courtroom, where she imposed a 2-4 year prison sentence, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer.

The decision came down following Meek’s March arrest in St. Louis for an alleged fight at an airport, and an August arrest in New York City, where he was accused of reckless driving.

Both cases were later dropped, but Brinkley still decided that the “House Party” hitmaker violated his probation, stemming from a 2009 drug and gun conviction.

Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian, Activist and Social Critic Dies at 84

(FreshAsFrankie) Gregory’s son, Christian, confirmed the news today on Dick’s Instagram page:

It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days