Meek Mill has spoken from jail, addressing Page Six. He claimed that he is a political prisoner and a victim of a flawed justice system that keeps black men imprisoned for crimes that they haven’t committed.
Back in 2008, he got convicted on gun and drug charges in Philadelphia, and the police claimed that he sold crack cocaine to an informant, threatening officers with a gun.
Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced him to up to 23 months in jail and another ten years probation.
This harsh sentence sparked a lot of criticism from various artists including T.I. and Jay-Z who stated that ‘the criminal justice system stalks black people like Meek Mill.’
Now, Meek is still in jail, and he served five months with an appeal pending. His voice from prison gets louder with each passing day.
The mayor, the Philly DA and the governor, they all say that he should be released on bail, but the judge has refused so far.
Speaking via phone at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania, Meek told Page Six, ‘I am a political prisoner. Yes, I’m frustrated there’s no way in a million years I could get a fair trial in front of this judge…Yeah, I am angry, but I am a prisoner of politics – me being in this situation, has brought light to the people who are serving time because of other corrupt cops.’
Meek explained why he couldn’t have pointed a loaded gun at the cops, ‘In the middle of a full-blown raid, do you believe that I could point a gun at two officers when there are ten other officers in attendance with firearms in the air?’
For the moment, Meek is focusing on the day he will finally be free saying that he will bring attention to the failed system.
‘I will come back and help save people and help make the world a better place,’ Meek said.