Meek Mill Gets 2-4 Years in Prison for Violating Probation
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 11/7/2017, 11:50 a.m.
Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two-to-four years in prison for violating his probation, and people are reacting and calling the sentence unfair. Even Jay Z came out and said the ruling, made in a Pennsylvania court room, was “unjust and heavy-handed.” Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley cited a failed drug test and unapproved travel, stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. He was immediately taken into custody, reports multiple news sources. Brinkley said she had given Mill multiple chances, but he hasn’t complied. According to evidence from probation officers, the musician tested positive for narcotics numerous times. The sentence was unexpected as prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, mentioning he’s been drug-free since January and has complied with most requirements of probation. Mill’s lawyer, Brian McMonagle, has vowed to appeal the sentencing, reports Variety. Born Robert Rihmeek Williams, the rapper has been arrested twice this year. Mill was arrested in March at St. Louis International Airport and charged with misdemeanor assault after an altercation with two airport employees. In August, he was stopped for reckless endangerment while driving his motorcycle in New York City. Both cases were dropped after he agreed to fulfill community service requirements.