Meek Mill writes Essay On The U.S. ‘Broken’ Criminal Justice System

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: (L-R) Rapper Meek Mill, rapper Nicki Minaj, and music producer Mike Will Made It pose during the Sprite celebrity basketball game during the 2015 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Meek Mill will also be going on his first tour since his release from jail in April of 2018

Meek Mill penned a powerful op-ed for the New York Times, calling for an overhaul of the criminal justice system. The rapper has endured his own difficult experience with the system in the last year, when he served a five-month sentence for a controversial probation violation from an 11-year old case. Since his release in April, Meek Mill has used his platform to speak out about the injustices he has witnessed.

“Like many who are currently incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice ― carried out by an untruthful officer, as determined by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, and an unfair judge,” the Philadelphia-based rapper wrote.

“My crime? Popping a wheelie on a motorcycle in Manhattan,” he continued in the essay that ran in Monday’s paper. “The ordeal cost me my most precious commodity: my freedom. I served five months.”



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