An emergency motion seeking the release of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has met brick walls. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus was filed by Meek Mill’s attorneys at the Philadelphia Superior Court. The apex court struck down the application on the grounds that there is an existing bail application at the Court of Common Pleas.
The Philadelphia Superior Court gave this response following the petition for Meek Mill’s bail:
“Upon consideration of the Petitioner’s ‘Emergency Petition for an Original Writ of Habeas Corpus,’ and in light of the fact that Petitioner’s November 16, 2017 motion for bail is still pending in the Court of Common Pleas, the ‘Emergency Petition for an Original Writ of Habeas Corpus’ is DENIED. The Court of Common Pleas is directed to enter a disposition of Petitioner’s November 16, 2017 motion for bail without further delay…”
The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Would Have Seen Mill Released
The emergency petition would have seen Mill released from prison by overriding Judge Genece Brinkley’s four-year sentencing. But since the Philly Superior Court has denied the emergency motion for bail – in the light of pending bail motion at the Court of Common Pleas – Meek Mill will remain in prison until the lower court adjudicate in his matter.
The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus would have set aside Judge Brinkley’s sentencing and release Mill. The petition is for the higher court to review the case before it and determine if Judge Brinkley was right in sentencing Meek Mill to two to four years in prison. But with this development, Mill remains at a Chester prison.
Rapper Mill’s Fans and Colleagues Hold Rallies to Demand for His Release
Rapper Meek Mill, born as Robert Williams, was first sentenced to prison for gun and drug possession in 2009. Several probation violations have made Judge Brinkley to sentence him to short prison terms and house arrest over the years.
The most recent violation forced the judge’s hand to give the rapper two to four years behind bars.
Mill’s lawyers have accused the judge of being biased and abusing her judicial powers. They asked the judge to recuse herself from Mill’s case.
The rappers fans and friends in the industry have also raised an outcry and held rallies to demand for Mill’s release. Judge Brinkley has however not granted any request for comments.