The Philadelphia D.A. agrees that Meek Mill deserves a new trial and a new judge.
For years, Meek Mill has been forced to deal with the apparent bias of Judge Genece Brinkley. Many have deemed she is a clout chaser after it was revealed that Brinkley had reportedly asked Meek and Nicki Minaj to remake a Boyz II Men song and shout her out in the lyrics. Obviously, if that's actually the case, then Brinkley should have been removed as Meek's judge a long time ago. Although it took some time to come to this point, we may finally be nearing some justice for Meek Mill because today, he scored a legal victory after the Philadelphia D.A. agreed that he should be granted a new trial.
For the first time ever, District Attorney Larry Krasner has called out Judge Genece Brinkley for being biased when sentencing Meek Mill. In a lengthy set of court documents, Brinkley's court has been accused of "abusing its discretion" when they sentenced Meek to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation. Krasner agrees with Meek's critiques of Brinkley and her bias, saying, "The public perception of unfairness and bias is exactly what the court’s behavior has engendered here."
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The D.A. points out a specific moment when Brinkley "checked up" on the rapper while he was doing community service at a homeless shelter. The Judge reportedly criticized him for bagging clothes for the homeless instead of serving them food. The D.A. states about that situation: "Here, instead of asking a probation officer to visit the shelter to assess Williams’ compliance with the court’s community service requirement, Judge Brinkley personally assumed the role of investigator. No evidence suggests that the judge routinely made this type of unannounced personal visit to monitor her other probationers."
Finally, it was determined that Meek should be granted a new trial. The D.A. wrote, "For the above stated reasons, Appellant [Robert] Williams should be awarded a post-conviction relief in the form of a new trial. In the alternative, his recusal motion should be granted and this matter should be remanded for a violation of probation hearing before a new judge."
Meek has officially received some good news! Hopefully, he's able to put this all behind him soon.