Meek Mill being locked up has started riots all over Philly and have people feeling that the courts are in desperate need of a criminal justice reform especially towards the African American race. Recently, Meek appeared back in court. Before appearing in court, Philadelphia prosecutors told the judge they support a new trial for Meek Mill. As he made his appearance in court, the Dreamchaser’s fan base had another rally outside the courthouse, as they did when he first got locked up, hollering, “Free Meek!” Meek’s lawyers requested that he be released on bail but his judge had denied.
Last fall, Meek was arrested twice for supposedly violating his probation; one for popping a wheelie on a motorcycle and another for an altercation at a Missouri airport. Both these charges were dismissed but he was still in violation of his probation. Ever since then, there have been rallies, activists, and celebrities speaking up about the court system as well as the hashtag #FreeMeekMill trending on social media in support of his release.
Despite Meek being locked up, in a recent phone interview he conducted last week, Meek says his prison sentence brought a greater purpose. “I think God delivered a job.. to helping people.. helping minorities come to these situations like myself.”