Kizzie Frank - Arts & Entertainment Editor
"I lost my freedom. It started out as a loss but I turned it into a win. It's all about how you look at it," rapper, Meek Mill said in response to his the supreme Court's decision to release him from jail on after five months on Tuesday. Charges were for "parole violation", gun and drug charges; he was originally sentenced to two to four years for that violation.
(Meek Mill is welcomed home at Miami Heat/Sixers game in Philly)
Rapper, Meek Mill, spent five months in jail from an obviously broken criminal justice system: According to radio personality Angie Martinez, 82 similar cases had to be reviewed due to a dishonest and "crooked" law enforcement officer the put them all away. It was argued that Meek's case should have been thrown out due to questionable credibility and integrity of the officer. Meek, was the only one of 83 cases that was told there would need to be another hearing in 60 days (June) with the same judge to determine whether or not the case would be thrown out. Obviously the judge's wish was not granted and Meek Mill is now free.
The flawed criminal justice system was addressed by Governor Tom Wolfe (PA) in light of Meek Mill's situation earlier this month:
"One thing has become clear from this renewed attention, and that is we need to work to make our criminal justice system more fair, more equitable, and focused on rehabilitation." - Tom Wolfe via Governer of Philidelphia website
Meek is with Roc Nation, under Jay Z and has been welcomed back with open arms. More importantly, management is ready to work to address criminal justice reform. In a statement released by Meek recently, he confirmed that he intends to resume his music career, and will use his platform to speak out on injustices against himself and on behalf those unable to obtain proper representation.