Meek Mill’s tango with the Philadelphia court system took another turn in the wrong direction.
You might remember Meek was quickly taken to jail earlier this month after allegedly violating the terms of his probation (posing in Instagram pictures with guns around doesn’t help).
Mill’s MMG-appointed lawyer, Christopher Warren, attempted to file for an emergency hearing in part because he’s befuddled why his client is locked up in the first place. “All I’m asking for is a hearing to learn why [his jailing] is constitutional and they won’t even give me that,” a frustrated Warren told reporters.
He’s right. They’re not.
Judge Genece Brinkley stood by her decision to give Meek three-to-six months. She reiterated once more her court schedule wouldn’t allow for her to see Meek again until September.
Warren plans to file for a writ of mandamus Monday morning, which is basically asking another judge to tell the previous judge (in this case, Brinkley) they’re wrong. Meek’s defense claims the judge failed to give the rapper two hearings and written notices of his violations, thus making the incarceration unconstitutional. Brinkley contests, per Philly.com’s Mensah M. Dean, the rapper “failed to provide his probation officer with a working phone number, used his Twitter account to disparage the officer and the prosecutor assigned to the case, booked out-of-town concerts without court permission, was “combative” and “disrespectful” to probation-office staffers.”
This officer who was “disparaged.” It wouldn’t happen to be the same one who’s now a card carrying Cialis club member, would it?
Nevertheless, Meek reportedly sits in a pod with 20 other inmates after spending his first 72 hours in solitary confinement. Dreams and nightmares, for real. Life comes at you fast.