An application by Meek Mill's lawyers to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania for Meek to be released on emergency bail was denied yesterday, according to NBC News. He is currently serving two to four years in prison due to probation violations related to a conviction that occurred a decade ago.
Meek's release request will now be returned to Judge Genece Brinkley, the judge who has handled his case so far. His legal team had previously sought Brinkley's recusal of the case, citing unfair bias and personal vendetta, and stating that "it can not be fair and partial."
In a statement given to NBC News, one of Meek's attorneys, Joe Tacopina, said:
We are pleased that the Superior Court has taken immediate steps to order the Court of Common Causes to decide on the request for release. on bail without further delay. We continue with the hope that Mr. Williams will be released without delay on bail.
Meek's case has brought to the world's attention the question of the US parole system, which is broken. JAY-Z has spoken vocally on his behalf, including in an op-ed for the New York Times, a rally was held in Meek's hometown, Philadelphia, and civil rights activist Al Sharpton recently visited him in prison. In spite of everything, his requests for bail have been rejected so far. As always, # FreeMeekMill.
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