Rapper Meek Mill left Philadelphia courtroom Tuesday, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor firearms possession gun charge, but all of his other drug charges were dropped. With Mill facing any further jail time, this is finally bringing an end to his long time legal battle that has kept him on probation for most of his adult life and turned him into a high-profile activist for criminal reform.
Outside the courtroom, Meek thanked his supporters and told the crowd “Meek free. I’m not on probation no more, I don’t have to go to court no more. Thank you. I appreciate that a lot.”
The 32 year old rapper already served two years in prison and he’s been dealing with on-going probation issues since he was 19. The judge in the new trial decided that the two years Meek Mill has already spent in prison was enough.
A few parole violations that can land people back in prison go from missing a meeting with parole officers or missing curfew, to things more specific to the crime that was committed – like failing to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
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“Meek freed. I’m not on probation anymore.”
The rapper speaks during a press conference following the ruling:pic.twitter.com/u4KPczdsf5
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