Judge Denies Meek Mill’s Bail Request
Meek Mill’s bail request has been denied.
Meek Mill may not be a free man for quite some time. According to TMZ, Judge Genece Brinkley has denied Meek’s bail request.
Court documents revealed that Brinkley believes the Philadelphia rapper “is and continues to be a danger to the community in Philadelphia, New York, Missouri, and other locations throughout the United States, he continues to be a danger to himself based upon a history of continuous use of illegal drugs, and is an increased and greater flight risk because he already has been sentenced to a term in state prison and gave false information to authorities when he was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri.”
Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has since responded, stating that he’s disappointed with Brinkley’s decision, “We are very disappointed with Judge Brinkley’s decision to deny Mr. Williams bail, which continues her long pattern of unfair treatment of him.”
“As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail — a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose.”+-
“We intend to immediately appeal this decision, so Mr. Williams can be released from prison on bail while we continue to work to overturn this wrongful and unjust sentence.”
Meek Mill’s legal team originally sought bail after he was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating his probation. Tacopina says Brinkley has a personal vendetta against Meek and has crossed the line of professionalism, “When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation — which is one of the most important management companies in the world — and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she’s doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest.”
“Why did she ask that her friend be his manager and not Roc Nation? That lacks appropriateness of a judge. You can’t do that as a judge, but she did it.”