Philadelphia District Attorney agrees to give rapper Meek Mill a new hearing

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According to an April 16 report from The Inquirer, the District Attorney's Office said in court on Monday that due to questions of credibility about the officer who arrested Meek, the rapper's conviction on drug and gun charges should be vacated. Mill, who was born in Philadelphia, was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

For whatever reason, Judge Brinkley's standing her ground.

Numerous figures have demonstrated their solidarity with Meek Mill, including Al Sharpton, Colin Kaepernick, and Drake. She did set another court date in June, however. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office previously responded to Meek's petitions by stating there is a strong likelihood of his conviction being reversed in whole or in part. The judge denied the rapper's request for release during Monday's status hearing, but it was also during this hearing that Meek Mill learned he would receive a new trial. Mill's lawyers have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Brinkley to recuse herself from the case.

Meek Mill is not the only celebrity dealing with legal dramas.

"The time is really now to create change", the tweet reads.

There have been several other stories of corruption surrounding the case, and ever since the sentence was handed down, Mill's case has become a rallying cry for those speaking out against a broken criminal justice system.

Meek was arrested twice in 2017: once in March for fighting in a St. Louis airport, and another in August for recklessly driving on a quad bike in New York City. Mill, 30, has been in prison since November for a parole violation, on charges that stem from 2008.

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