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Jay-Z blasts the 'absurdity' of Meek Mill's controversial prison sentence and the criminal justice system in NYT op-ed

Jay-Z wrote a New York Times op-ed on Friday protesting rapper Meek Mill's controversial prison sentence from last week. Jay-Z has been one of Mill's most fervent supporters, previously calling the ruling "unjust and heavy-handed." In...Show More Summary

Jay-Z Writes How ‘Probation Is A Trap’ In Powerful Meek Mill Op-Ed

“Our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day,” the rapper wrote for The New York Times.

JAY-Z Defends Meek Mill in New York Times Op-Ed

“Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison”

JAY-Z Pens New York Times Op-Ed About Meek Mill and the Criminal Justice System

Jay writes that 'We could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly.' Continue reading…

Jay-Z says Meek Mill's jailing comes from racist justice system

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Jay-Z ain’t passed the bar, but he knows a little bit — enough that he believes fellow rapper Meek Mill is behind bars unjustly.

Meek Mill granted bail hearing in probation violation appeal case

The Philadelphia rapper will appear in front of Judge Genece Brinkley on November 27.

JAY-Z: “Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek Mill

The rapper has written a New York Times opinion piece on the “absurdity” of the criminal justice system.

Jay-Z Pens New York Times Op-Ed On Meek Mill And “The Absurdity Of The Criminal Justice System”

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

It takes a lot to get Jay-Z to write something; the man famously doesn't even write down his own lyrics before recording them. But Jay has recently been dealing with the imprisonment of his friend and peer Meek Mill. Meek, the Philadelphia rap star, was recently sent to prison for 2-4 years on a probation…

Op-Ed Contributor: Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill

9 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The probation system considers the smallest misstep a reason to lock people back up.

Trav ft. Meek Mill – Blow My High

Here’s another new one from Trav’s album QRAK (Queens Raised A King), called “Blow My High” featuring the still incacerated Meek Mill. Listen below. Previously: Trav ft. Belly & Tory Lanez – Rolled Up The post Trav ft. Meek Mill – Blow My High appeared first on Nah Right.

Why Did Meek Mill Go to Prison?

Ten years, five probation violations, and one harsh sentence later, Meek Mill’s case is a complicated example of a bigger criminal-justice problem.

Meek Mill, Get Me Out of Solitary Before I Go Crazy!!!

Meek Mill is in solitary for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week -- and he desperately wants to be among the general prison pop. Meek's attorneys just filed legal docs saying he's a victim of his celebrity. The lawyers say prison officials are worried…

Meek Mill Makes It Official, Files to Get Prison Sentence Tossed

Meek Mill is officially demanding his release from prison, and also wants his probation completely terminated... TMZ has learned. Meek filed docs Wednesday in PA, arguing his 2-4 year prison sentence appears to be the result of what his…

FBI reportedly investigating the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to prison

Last week, rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to at least two years in prison in Philadelphia for violating probation after being arrested two times earlier in the year. The charges in both cases were dropped, but the judge decided that being arrested at all violated Meek Mill’s probation—which comes from a drug and… Read more...

How Rapper Meek Mill Became a Cause Célébre for Criminal Justice Reform

Celebrities and civil rights groups are rallying around 30-year-old Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who was sentenced to two to four years in prison last week after a judge ruled that he’d violated the terms of his probation, which stemmed from charges related to an arrest for carrying a gun to a local grocery store when he was 18. […]

The judge in Meek Mill’s case allegedly allowed him to do business with a convicted felon

The FBI is reportedly investigating Judge Genece Brinkley’s relationship to Philadelphia music industry figure Charlie Mack, while Meek Mill’s legal team has officially moved to remove Brinkley from the case.

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