Is Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence Proof Our Justice System Is Broken

A lawyer for the rapper Meek Mill has accused a Philadelphia judge of inappropriate and “vindictive” behavior toward his client after she sentenced the rapper this week to two to four years in prison for probation violations.

Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who has overseen Meek Mill’s case since he was known by his given name, Robert Rahmeek Williams, scolded the rapper in court on Monday for the violations, which stemmed from a 2008 conviction.

“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” she said.

The rapper, a 30-year-old Philadelphia native, was convicted in 2008 on charges related to the possession of guns and drugs, and served eight months in prison. He was then placed on probation for five years, a period that has been extended several times.

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