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Can This Petition Help To Get Meek Mill’s Sentence Reevaluated?

Meek Mill’s sentence of two-to-four years in prison for probation violations caused an immediate uproar throughout the hip hop community, prompting defiant responses from JAY-Z and others. That sentiment is shared by many outside of the rap realm, too, especially as Meek’s lawyer has revealed the problematic history between Meek and the judge who presided over his case. A petition asking Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reevaluate the rapper’s sentencing has been circulating, already garnering more than 194,000 signatures as of the time of this writing and poised to hit its current goal of 200,000 signatures before the end of business on Thursday.

Jay called it “unjust,” others on social media found the decision to be the result of outright systematic racism. Either way you slice it, the consensus is that Meek being sent back to prison against the recommendations of his case’s prosecutor and corresponding district attorney can only be foul play. The petition titled, “Somebody Save Meek Mill,” echoes that.

“In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams, I felt the need to create a petition to re-evaluate the charges, his impact in the community and the subsequent sentencing,” reads its opening description. “More than just a celebrity or rapper, 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.” Elsewhere, the petition, helmed by “Do4Self/ Fine Print,” alludes to the hypocrisy of the judicial system desiring productive citizens, but blocking Meek from touring and releasing music during parts of his probation period.

There’s no guarantee that Wolf reevaluates Judge Brinkley’s decision or even has a comment on what transpired with Meek’s case. But the overwhelming support thrown Meek’s way so far is, at the very least, encouraging. You can sign the “Somebody Save Meek Mill” petition here.

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