Rally protesting Meek Mill's prison sentence to be held Monday

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This criminal (in) justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space-the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline. The North Philadelphia native was convicted of gun and drug charges in 2008.

Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley, who has presided over prosecutions of Mill for almost a decade, ignored recommendations from the prosecutor to not imprison him, The Associated Press reports.

"He's been on probation for almost 10 years".

Mill's defense lawyer, Brian McMonagle, told CBS Philadelphia he's filing paperwork on Tuesday claiming the judge has shown bias.

In handing down what Tacopina called a "ridiculous" sentence, Brinkley also went against the recommendations of both the district attorney and Meek's probation officer. As we reported, we're told the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been in Judge Brinkley's courtroom for more than a year during the various hearings, monitoring her conduct.

Rally Protesting Meek Mill's Prison Sentence to Take Place in Philadelphia

Judge Genece Brinkley, who is no being investigated for her ruling practices in the case since she reportedly pressured Meek into leaving Roc Nation to work with music manager Charlie Mack, has now broken another protocol by letting Meek associate with Charlie, who is a convicted felon. His probation was supposed to end in 2013, and here it is, almost 2018, and he's still on probation for technical violations, travel violations - just doing work, which nobody gets violated for.

Now there's been a development in the case that may be in Mill's favor.

"The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships".

"This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand", a source told the Post of Brinkley. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom and followed Mill's case ever since April of a year ago.

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