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Philadelphia District Attorney agrees to give rapper Meek Mill a new hearing

Philadelphia District Attorney agrees to give rapper Meek Mill a new hearing

Advocates for Meek Mill reportedly began dancing in the streets around the courthouse after the news broke and many shared their excitement on Twitter. Brinkley denied these charges in an April filing denying Mill's request for bail, writing "This court committed no error" in its sentencing, and rejected allegations that she had asked Meek Mill to record a version of "On Bended Knee" by Boys II Men.

Shortly after Brinkley sentenced Meek to prison, the rapper's legal team requested her recusal.

A hearing is scheduled Monday for Meek Mill as supporters of the Philadelphia-born rapper are expected to hold a rally.

According to Philly's The Inquirer, the credibility of Meek's arresting officer was questioned in court today, as well as the actual threat put forth by 10-year old gun and drug charges. This admission, given by Assistant District Attorney Liam Riley, could potentially lead to a retrial-which itself could be declined by the prosecutors, seemingly losing momentum and support for their side.




Mill was sentenced two to four years in prison last November for violating his probation on grounds of failing a drug test and violating a court order limiting his travel.

Many have argued Mill's latest incarceration is the result of a failed justice system. Speaking with Philly.com, Brian McMonagle, an attorney for the rapper, said he was "elated" by Krasner's appeal to dismiss Mill's 2007 charges. At the time, he was sentenced to eight months in prison and later paroled in 2009.

TMZ reported that if the Philadelphia District Attorney office's wishes are granted, Mill's 2008 conviction would be thrown out.

If the present case against Mill is vacated, as the DA's office is recommending, there is no guarantee that prosecutors would pursue a new trial against Mill. "We will apply for emergency relief with the Supreme Court immediately, and are sure that this travesty of justice will be rectified soon".


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