After almost 6 months of unjust time behind bars, Meek Mill has been granted bail by the Supreme Court.
On Tuesday April 24th, news emerged that the “Supreme Court rules lower court must immediately issue an order releasing Meek Mill on unsecured bail”.
Back in November 2017, Meek was originally sentenced for 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation on what is now a 10-year-old gun and drug case. A ruling that was publically deemed as ‘harsh and unjust’ has sparked what was another (of hundreds) outrage against the US criminal justice system.
Meek Mill returned home in style, taking a private helicopter with Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Grubin to the play off game,sitting alongside Kevin Hart. He was invited to ring the bell ahead of the game.
Fellow Philadelphian Kevin Hart tweeted the following;
“Meek Mill is Frrrrreeeeeeeee ....I just left from seeing him in jail with michaelgrubin and we were just told that he is being released. Woooooooow......Stand Up Philadelphia!!!!!”
Michael Grubin being the Philadelphia 76ers owner also tweeted the same, indicating Meek might be attending the game against Miami Heat immediately.
Meek Mill took to social media and released the following heartfelt statement:
“I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”
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